IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1127: Networks of Solitaries

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:International Anchoritic Society
Organiser:Liz Herbert McAvoy, Department of English Language & Literature, Swansea University
Moderator/Chair:Diane Watt, Department of English Literature & Creative Writing, Aberystwyth University
Paper 1127-aIn or Out?: Space and Identity in the Anchorhold
(Language: English)
Susannah Chewning, Department of English, Union County College, New Jersey
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Science
Paper 1127-bOure Moder God all wisdom: Julian of Norwich, Suso and Sophia
(Language: English)
Siobhán Condron, School of English & Drama, University College Dublin
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Religious Life
Paper 1127-cPoliteness Strategies in Julian of Norwich
(Language: English)
Fumiko Yoshikawa, Hiroshima Shudo University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Middle English, Religious Life
Abstract

This session aims to examine the extent to which anchorites in the Middle Ages were part of a complex network of solitaries, rather than being the isolated figures which modern scholarship has configured them as. It will investigate the notion of communities of anchorites an the extent to which they interacted and had an effect upon the communities which housed them.