IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 108: Saints in Wales

Monday 4 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Organiser:Jane Cartwright, School of Welsh & Bilingual Studies, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Moderator/Chair:Janet Burton, School of Archaeology, History & Anthropology, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Paper 108-aSaints in Wales: Editing the Middle Welsh Prose Lives
(Language: English)
Jane Cartwright, School of Welsh & Bilingual Studies, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Jane Cartwright, School of Welsh & Bilingual Studies, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Jane Cartwright, School of Welsh & Bilingual Studies, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Celtic, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Women's Studies
Paper 108-bRationalising, Confusion, and Innovation in a 15th-Century 'Paraphrase' of the Welsh Life of St David
(Language: English)
Jenny Day, Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Jenny Day, Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Jenny Day, Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Language and Literature - Celtic, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 108-cThe Imaging of Saints in Medieval Stained Glass
(Language: English)
Martin Crampin, Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Martin Crampin, Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Martin Crampin, Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - Decorative Arts, Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography
Abstract

This session will introduce listeners to some of the research currently being carried out on ‘Saints in Wales’, a major AHRC-funded project which involves transcribing, editing, and translating a large corpus of Welsh hagiographical texts from previously unpublished manuscripts. The first paper will consider some of the highlights of the project, including Middle Welsh prose versions of the Lives of Gwenfrewy (Winefride), Ursula, and lesser-known saints such as Ieuan Gwas Padrig. The second paper will look in detail at an unusual version of the Life of St David preserved in MS Peniarth 27ii. The most significant abridgements, errors, and reworkings will be discussed with reference to the scribe’s intentions, working practices and possible source material. The final paper will consider the use of visual imagery in the project and address surviving medieval stained glass from churches in Wales that depicts saints and their iconography.