IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 101: Eating the Book, I: Lectio, ruminatio, and meditatio in Old English Literature

Monday 4 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Rachel Burns, Department of English, University College London
Moderator/Chair:Marilina Cesario, School of Arts, English & Languages, Queen's University Belfast
Paper 101-aPraelectio, ruminatio, and the Composition of the Old English Metrical Psalms
(Language: English)
Francis Leneghan, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Francis Leneghan, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Lay Piety, Monasticism, Theology
Paper 101-bDigesting the Page: The Visual Literacy of the Exeter Book
(Language: English)
Johanna Green, Humanities Advanced Technology & Information Institute, University of Glasgow
Johanna Green, Humanities Advanced Technology & Information Institute, University of Glasgow
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 101-cRuminating on the Exeter Book: Unifying Themes in an Anglo-Saxon Poetic Manuscript
(Language: English)
Richard Hawtree, School of Film, Media & Performing Arts, University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury
Richard Hawtree, School of Film, Media & Performing Arts, University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism, Religious Life
Abstract

Bringing together established scholars and postgraduate students from the USA, UK, Ireland, and Germany, the three ‘Eating the Book’ sessions will address the consumption and the digestion of texts and wisdom in Anglo-Saxon England. Papers will address topics such as the production and consumption of manuscripts; rumination; meditation; lectio divina; and the interpretation of signs. These sessions will provide plenty of food of thought.