IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1030: Reforming Homiletics and the Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture / Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics
Organiser:Brandon W. Hawk, Department of English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Moderator/Chair:Joyce Hill, School of English, University of Leeds
Paper 1030-aÆlfric's Knowledge of Bede's Commentaries on Mark and Luke: The Problem of Excerpts
(Language: English)
Frederick M. Biggs, Department of English, University of Connecticut
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Latin, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 1030-bPreserving Bodies: The Eucharist and Interment in the Life of St Cuthbert
(Language: English)
Rachel Grabowski, Department of English, Cornell University
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Old English, Sermons and Preaching
Abstract

This session serves to address both reform in Anglo-Saxon preaching and reforms currently underway in the study of Anglo-Saxon sources and homiletics. The papers aim to bring together traditional methods of studying sources and sermons alongside new questions about how and why Anglo-Saxon authors adapted useful texts to their own preaching needs. Additionally, the core questions of all three papers are fueled by the desire to adapt studies of sources and sermons to the 21st century, reflective of recently reformed aims of the sponsors, the Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture project and the Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics.