IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 201: Anglo-Saxon after the Middle Ages

Monday 7 July 2008, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:St Andrews' Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Organiser:Chris Jones, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Bettina Bildhauer, School of Modern Languages - German, University of St Andrews
Paper 201-aSpenser's Shepheardes Calendar and Early Old English Studies
(Language: English)
Hannah Crawforth, Department of English, Princeton University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 201-bOld English Poetry in the 19th Century
(Language: English)
Chris Jones, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 201-cAnglo-Saxon Studies in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
(Language: English)
Josh Davies, Department of English Language & Literature, King's College London
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

This panel will examine refractions and constructions of Anglo-Saxon language and literature from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Anglo-Saxonism is not a stable phenomenon, but permanently evolving and always historically situated. The study of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Saxonism cannot be separated; the two are co-dependent and coincide. Focusing on Spenser and his contemporaries, Victorian poetry, and modern technologies of reproduction, this panel will examine some of those coincidences and co-dependencies.