IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 501: Homilies in Anglo-Saxon England, II: Sources and Narration in Anglo-Saxon Homilies

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Seminar für Englische Philologie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Organisers:Esther Lemmerz, Seminar für Englische Philologie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Christine Voth, Seminar für Englische Philologie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Moderator/Chair:Christine Voth, Seminar für Englische Philologie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Paper 501-aPatristic Number Symbolism in Anglo-Saxon Homilies
(Language: English)
Sabine Rauch, School of English, Drama & Film, University College Dublin
Sabine Rauch, School of English, Drama & Film, University College Dublin
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Latin, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 501-bLatin Quotations in Old English Homilies: A Palaeographical Approach
(Language: English)
Esther Lemmerz, Seminar für Englische Philologie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Esther Lemmerz, Seminar für Englische Philologie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Latin, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 501-cThe Narration of Christ's Nativity in Vercelli VI
(Language: English)
Victoria Condie, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge
Victoria Condie, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Sermons and Preaching
Abstract

This session brings together papers on various means of assessing Anglo-Saxon homilies: Paper-a discusses the presence of patristic thoughts on and concepts of number symbolism in Anglo-Saxon homilies. Paper-b paper takes a palaeographical approach in studying how Latin quotations in Old English anonymous homilies were integrated into or marked off from the Old English text around them. Paper-c looks at Christ’s nativity in Vercelli VI, analysing the homily’s narrative structure and the use of its source material to shed light on the text’s readership.