IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 301: Eating the Book, III: The Consumption of Texts in Anglo-Saxon England

Monday 4 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Francis Leneghan, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Francis Leneghan, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Paper 301-aSwallowed Whole?: Old English Incorporation of Old Saxon Verse Elements
(Language: English)
Thomas A. Bredehoft, Chancery Hill Books & Antiques, West Virginia
Thomas A. Bredehoft, Chancery Hill Books & Antiques, West Virginia
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Old English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 301-bConsuming (in) the Dialogi: Food and Gardens in Werferth's Old English Dialogues
(Language: English)
David F. Johnson, Department of English, Florida State University
David F. Johnson, Department of English, Florida State University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Latin, Lay Piety, Theology
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.