IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 701: Forging the National History

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Studies in Medievalism
Organiser:Alfred Hiatt, School of English, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Tom Shippey, Department of English, Saint Louis University, Missouri
Paper 701-aForging the British Empire: Anglo-Saxon Charters and their Early Modern Readers
(Language: English)
Julia Crick, Department of History, University of Exeter
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Language and Literature - Old English, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 701-bHickes v. Mabillon: Anglo-Saxon Forgeries and the Diplomatic Art
(Language: English)
Alfred Hiatt, School of English, University of Leeds
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Language and Literature - Old English, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 701-cRheingold's Heirs: Karl Simrock's Translation of Norse Literature
(Language: English)
Christina Lee, School of English, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

The purpose of this session is to address the connection between medievalism and national histories. Papers will examine in particular the study of medieval documents and literary texts as a means of constructing European national(ist) identities from the16th to the 19th centuries.