IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 201: Eating the Book, II: Interpreting Signs in Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts

Monday 4 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Francis Leneghan, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Jennifer Neville, Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London
Paper 201-a'I have tasted of the books of all the islands': Bibliophagy and the Mise-en-Page of the Dialogues of Solomon and Saturn
(Language: English)
Rachel Burns, Department of English, University College London
Rachel Burns, Department of English, University College London
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Literacy and Orality, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 201-bConsumption as Translation: How the Apple Translates Humanity in Ælfric's Homilies on the Fall
(Language: English)
Sharon Rhodes, Department of English, University of Rochester, New York
Sharon Rhodes, Department of English, University of Rochester, New York
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Religious Life, Theology
Paper 201-cEating the Word with Your Eyes: More Iconicity and Logogriphs in the Exeter Book Riddles
(Language: English)
Winfried P. Rudolf, Seminar für Englische Philologie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Winfried P. Rudolf, Seminar für Englische Philologie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Literacy and Orality, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
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.