IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 301: Mapping the Text: Reading, Writing, and Locating Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts

Monday 10 July 2006, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies
Organiser:Alexander R. Rumble, Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies, University of Manchester
Moderator/Chair:Alexander R. Rumble, Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies, University of Manchester
Paper 301-aFlourishes and Runovers in the Exeter Book
(Language: English)
Abdullah Alger, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 301-bManuscript Layout and the Interpretation of Old English Poetry
(Language: English)
Mark J. Faulkner, St John's College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 301-cThe Bilingual Regula Sancti Benedicti and its Different Textual Arrangements
(Language: English)
Francisco José Álvarez López, School of Advanced Studies, University of London
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Abstract

This session will examine the significance of extra information to be gleaned from a study of the punctuation and layout of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts, both vernacular and bilingual. The first paper will highlight the possible relevance of unusual punctuation in the Exeter Book of Old English Poetry to its (still disputed) place of origin. The second paper will examine the effect of various patterns of page-layout, both contemporary and modern, on the interpretation of Old English poetry. The third paper will compare the surviving manuscripts of the bilingual version of the Regula Benedicti, with a particular focus on Durham Cathedral Library MSS, B.IV.24.