IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 725: Studies on Hrabanus Maurus, I: First Fruits - In honorem sanctae crucis

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:William Schipper, Department of English Language & Literature, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Moderator/Chair:William Schipper, Department of English Language & Literature, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Paper 725-aRabanus Maurus as Poet
(Language: English)
Andy Orchard, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto
Paper 725-cAddressing his Lord: Hrabanus and his In Honorem Sanctae Crucis
(Language: English)
Carolin M. Esser, Department of English, University of Winchester
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Theology
Abstract

Hrabanus Maurus’s In honorem sanctae crucis, a collection of twenty-eight carmina figurata in praise of the cross, is both his earliest composition, and one of the most unusual and intriguing of his writings. This session proposes to focus on this fascinating work, with papers surviving recent developments in interpretation, Hrabanus’ focus on the cross, and his use of clusters of vocabulary as a method of meditation.