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-a||Rabanus Maurus as Poet|
|Paper 725-c||Addressing his Lord: Hrabanus and his In Honorem Sanctae Crucis|
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Theology
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.