Session 1101: Editing and Analysing Old English Literature
Wednesday 11 July 2007, 11.15-12.45
|Moderator/Chair:||Jennifer Neville, Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London|
|Paper 1101-b||Affective Piety in Early English Writing|
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Lay Piety, Religious Life
|Paper 1101-c||Memory Without and Within: Keys to the Treasure Hoard|
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Philosophy
Paper a: Editing the Old English Dialogues of Solomon and Saturn from Cambridge, Corpus Christi College manuscripts 41 and 422 presents interesting challenges and opportunities. The text is generically vexed, mixing poetry with prose and gnomic wisdom with riddles as well as a lengthy discourse on the powers of the individual letters of the Pater Noster prayer. Previous editors have variously constructed two poems out of the text, more or less ignoring the intervening prose passage. In this paper, I will discuss my work on creating a new edition that reprints the text in sequence as it appears in the manuscript, allowing future readers access to the entire text of the dialogue.