IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 201: Post-Conquest Old English Preaching Texts

Monday 10 July 2006, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:'The Production and Use of English Manuscripts, 1060 to 1220', An AHRC-Funded Project
Organiser:Mary Swan, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Elaine Treharne, Department of English, University of Leicester
Paper 201-aText Grouping and Demarcation in Late Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts from Worcester
(Language: English)
Winfried P. Rudolf, Institut für Anglistik, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena
Index terms: Liturgy, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 201-bThe Taunton Fragments and the Homiliary of Angers: A Recently Discovered Piece of Post-Conquest Old English in its Continental Context
(Language: English)
Aidan Conti, Senter for middelalderstudier, Universitetet i Bergen
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 201-cDescribing Manuscripts in Post-Conquest England
(Language: English)
Orietta Da Rold, School of English, University of Leicester
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Sermons and Preaching
Abstract

The session will focus on particular examples of Old English textual production after 1060, with particular attention to manuscript production. The first paper will explore manuscript evidence for the changing identities of homiletic texts; the second will discuss the 12th-century preservation of Latin homilies used by post-Conquest Old English homilists; the third will draw on the ongoing work of the ‘English Manuscripts 1060 to 1220’ Project to establish models for describing manuscripts of this period.