IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1035: Goscelin of Saint-Bertin and Anglo-Saxon Sainthood: Renovation, Reform, and Renewal

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:School of History, University of East Anglia
Organiser:Sophie Alexandra Sawicka-Sykes, School of History, University of East Anglia
Moderator/Chair:Liam Draycott, School of History, University of East Anglia
Paper 1035-aThe Sanction of Sanctity: Goscelin's Re-Writing of the Barking Saints
(Language: English)
Kathryn Maude, Centre for Late Antique & Medieval Studies, King's College London
Index terms: Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Monasticism
Paper 1035-bReframing St Mildreth
(Language: English)
Rosalind Love, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Monasticism
Paper 1035-cSinging a New Song: St Dunstan and the Celestial Choirs in the Historia translationis S. Augustini
(Language: English)
Sophie Alexandra Sawicka-Sykes, School of History, University of East Anglia
Index terms: Hagiography, Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Music
Abstract

The hagiographical work of Goscelin of Saint-Bertin (c.1035 – c.1114) offers a vivid insight into the rebuilding projects undertaken by abbots and abbesses in the years following the Norman Conquest and their promotion of Anglo-Saxon saints’ cults. While new editions of texts attributed to Goscelin have appeared in recent years, much work remains to be done on Goscelin’s Latin saints’ Lives and translation narratives. This panel comprises three complementary papers which reveal how his hagiographies draw connections between sainthood and space, reveal echoes of the Benedictine reform, and renew early medieval traditions.