IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1301: The Production and Use of Texts in Anglo-Saxon England - SESSION WITHDRAWN

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Organiser:Katie Neville, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Mary Swan, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Abstract

The session will focus on a range of aspects of textual production and use in the years leading up to and immediately after the Norman Conquest. The first paper will discuss the difficulties that Æthelweard’s ‘Chronicon’ presents, in relation to the transmission of text in Anglo-Saxon England. The second paper will examine the late Anglo-Saxon law codes in relation to the issue of clerical celibacy, and with particular reference to Archbishop Wulfstan’s role in their production and use. The final paper will look at the evidence for the literary activities of a community of secular canons in Hereford in the late 11th and early 12th centuries.