IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1529: Reform and Renewal in 12th-Century English Vernacular Texts

Thursday 9 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:M. Jane Toswell, Department of English, University of Western Ontario
Moderator/Chair:Joyce Hill, School of English, University of Leeds
Paper 1529-aAlliterative Verse in the 12th Century: A New Metre or a New State of Mind?
(Language: English)
Elizabeth Solopova, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Rhetoric
Paper 1529-bThe English Psalms in the 12th Century
(Language: English)
M. Jane Toswell, Department of English, University of Western Ontario
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Religious Life
Abstract

This session will address vernacular texts of the 12th century in England, considering issues of style and structure, and investigating what the concerns of those living after the Conquest actually were. Now that it is clear that reading and writing, preaching and discussing vernacular materials continued to the end of the 12th century, it may be worth taking a closer look at the texts themselves.