IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 702: Anglo-Saxon Riddles and Wisdom, II: 'Other' Speaking and Writing

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:The Riddle Ages: An Anglo-Saxon Riddle Blog
Organisers:Megan Cavell, Department of English, Durham University
Jennifer Neville, Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Jennifer Neville, Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London
Paper 702-aFreolic, Sellic: An Ecofeminist Reading of the Exeter Book Riddles
(Language: English)
Corinne Dale, Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London
Corinne Dale, Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 702-bCreation's Chorus: Sound and Sentience in Anglo-Saxon Riddles
(Language: English)
Robert Stanton, Department of English, Boston College, Massachusetts
Robert Stanton, Department of English, Boston College, Massachusetts
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 702-cRiddling is the Best Remedy: Exeter Book Riddle 48 and the Anglo-Saxon Medical Tradition
(Language: English)
Megan Cavell, Department of English, Durham University
Megan Cavell, Department of English, Durham University
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Old English, Medicine, Religious Life
Abstract

The papers in Session II address the ways in which Old English and Anglo-Latin riddles negate boundaries and binaries. Thus Dale explores links between and challenges to the oppression of both women and the natural world; Stanton examines the way sound is employed to erode boundaries of species, performer/audience and sentience; and Cavell addresses the relationship between a performative riddle and the use of sacramental vessels and biblical quotation in practical medicine.