IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 1120: Psalm Culture and the Politics of Translation, II: Middle English

Wednesday 11 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:International Conference on Psalm Culture & the Politics of Translation
Organisers:Ruth Ahnert, School of English & Drama, Queen Mary, University of London
Tamara Atkin, School of English & Drama, Queen Mary, University of London
Francis Leneghan, St Peter's College, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Tamara Atkin, School of English & Drama, Queen Mary, University of London
Paper 1120-aThe Eadwine Psalter and 12th-Century Vernacular Literary Culture
(Language: English)
Mark J. Faulkner, School of English, University College Cork
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1120-bPsalms as Polemic: The English Bible Debate
(Language: English)
Annie Sutherland, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Lay Piety, Liturgy, Religious Life
Paper 1120-cThe Wycliffite Psalms
(Language: English)
Elizabeth Solopova, Faculty of English, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Latin, Liturgy, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

In July 2013 we will hold an international conference at Oxford University on the practice and politics of psalm translation from the earliest English writing to the English Civil War with plenaries from M. J. Toswell and Eric Stanley in the Old English period, Annie Sutherland and James Simpson in the Middle English period, and Margaret Hannay and Brian Cummings in the early modern period. Our proposed panel aims to encourage some initial discourse between scholars working on English translations of the Psalms from the 12th to the 15th centuries. Engaging with the issues surrounding the controversy of translation the panel seeks to sketch some of the contours that will shape the 2013 conference. At the same time, in posing questions about the status of the vernacular, the panel will also interact with the Congress’s stated focus on the modalities of creating, adapting, and at times transgressing and resisting rules about the authority of language.