IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1201: New Voices in Anglo-Saxon Studies, I: Bodily Matters and Material Ruins in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:International Society of Anglo-Saxonists
Organiser:Stacy S. Klein, Department of English, Rutgers University, New Jersey / International Society for Anglo-Saxonists
Moderator/Chair:Mary Swan, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 1201-aThe Aesthetics of Execution in the Deaths of Alfred the Ætheling and King Harold Harefoot
(Language: English)
Nicole Marafioti, Cornell University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Social History
Paper 1201-bBuilding, Dwelling, Reading, Writing: The Old English Ruin in the 21st Century
(Language: English)
Josh Davies, Department of English Language & Literature, King's College London
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1201-cWhich Came First - the Seithr or the Smith?: The Smith as a Figure of Communication and Connection
(Language: English)
Leif Einarson, Department of English, University of Western Ontario
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Language and Literature - Old English, Social History
Abstract

This session is designed to provide a forum for advanced graduate students and junior faculty to present the fruits of their work on any aspect of Anglo-Saxon Studies. All submissions are reviewed and the final selections made by the ISAS Advisory Board. The papers in this particular session all examine the complex relations among texts, artefacts, and materiality – whether the aesthetics of torture, representations of the material world in ruins, or the smith’s role in producing perceptions of the human body.