IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 101: Vernaculars in 12th-Century England

Monday 9 July 2007, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:The Production & Use of English Manuscripts, 1060 to 1220
Organiser:Orietta Da Rold, School of English, University of Leicester
Moderator/Chair:Elaine Treharne, Department of English, University of Leicester
Paper 101-aLanguage, Position, and Power: A Few Thoughts on the Latin in Peterborough Texts
(Language: English)
Malasree Home, Independent Scholar, Liverpool
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 101-bConversion Politics in 12th-Century England: Anglo-Norman Hybridity and the Chanson de Roland
(Language: English)
Wendy Marie Hoofnagle, Medieval Studies Program, University of Connecticut
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - French or Occitan
Paper 101-cMind the Gap: Words Derived from Old Norse and 12th-Century English
(Language: English)
Richard Dance, St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Abstract

This session will focus on the languages used in England from the later 11th to early 13th century and their interrelations. The first paper will reflect on the use of Latin; the second will discuss the political implications of reading French poetry in an Anglo-Norman society, and the third will investigate the presence of words derived from Old Norse in selected 12th century English writings, particularly ‘recopyings’ of Old English texts.