IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 101: Emotions in Old English Literature

Monday 1 July 2013, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Alice D. Jorgensen, School of English, Trinity College Dublin
Moderator/Chair:Jonathan Wilcox, Department of English, University of Iowa
Paper 101-aNe sorga: Grief and Revenge in Beowulf
(Language: English)
Erin Sebo, School of English, Trinity College Dublin
Paper 101-bJoyful Encounters (?): Scenes of Arrival in Old English Poetry
(Language: English)
Judith Kaup, Independent Scholar, Berlin
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Old English, Women's Studies
Paper 101-cA Language of Lament?: Quotation of the Psalms and Emotion in Anglo-Saxon Literature
(Language: English)
Alice D. Jorgensen, School of English, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Old English, Religious Life
Abstract

Work is gathering pace on the topic of mental life in Anglo-Saxon England. This session focuses specifically on emotions and on literary evidence, continuing a conversation begun at the 2012 Dublin workshop on Anglo-Saxon Emotions, to which all three speakers contributed. Themes addressed in the session will include the representation of emotion in Beowulf; what happens to emotional resonances when portions of text are transposed between contexts; and the emotional implications of scenes of arrival.