IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 501: Broadening the Focus: Learned and Unlearned Culture in Anglo-Saxon England

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Katy Cubitt, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Moderator/Chair:John Blair, Queen's College, University of Oxford
Paper 501-aLadies of the Night?: Witches, Valkyries, and Other Women
(Language: English)
Alaric Hall, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki
Index terms: Folk Studies, Language and Literature - Old English, Mentalities, Religious Life
Paper 501-bMother knows best?: Matron Cults and Early Germanic Paganisms
(Language: English)
Philip A. Shaw, School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics, University of Sheffield
Index terms: Pagan Religions, Religious Life
Paper 501-c'Compress Narratives' in Anglo-Saxon Culture
(Language: English)
Martha Bayless, Department of English, University of Oregon
Index terms: Folk Studies, Language and Literature - Old English
Abstract

This session seeks to expand our awareness of Anglo-Saxon culture by seeking to integrate aspects of folkloric and popular culture into the mainstream of modern scholarly understanding. It will consider beliefs about women and supernatural women and popular stories and show how these belong not to the margins of Anglo-Saxon beliefs and society but to the whole of early English society.