IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 601: Homilies in Anglo-Saxon England, III: The Anonymous Old English Homilies

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 11.15-12.45

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:Winfried P. Rudolf, Seminar für Englische Philologie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Paper 601-aHeartstrings and Pouch Strings: Calling Out the Rich in Vercelli X and Ælfric's Second Series Homily for the First Sunday in Lent
(Language: English)
Robert K. Upchurch, Department of English, University of North Texas
Robert K. Upchurch, Department of English, University of North Texas
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 601-bOf Old People and the Things that Pass: Motifs of Old Age in Old English Homilies
(Language: English)
Thijs Porck, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden
Thijs Porck, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 601-c'Incorrigibly plural' (MacNeice): Mapping the Plural World of the Old English Anonymous Homilies
(Language: English)
Susan Irvine, Department of English Language & Literature, University College London
Susan Irvine, Department of English Language & Literature, University College London
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Sermons and Preaching
Abstract

Paper-a addresses homilies that focus on the complicated problem of maintaining worldly wealth in Anglo-Saxon Homilies. Paper-b examines the old man as a metaphor for the transitory nature of earthly delights and old age as an attribute of Hell rather than Heaven in the homilies. Paper-c, given by Professor Susan Irvine, focuses on the aims and methods of the Old English Anonymous Homilies Project.