IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 301: Anglo-Saxon Life Cycles, III: Shameless Students and Invisible Bastards - Cross-Generational Dynamics of Pedagogy and Inheritance

Monday 3 July 2017, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Thijs Porck, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden
Harriet Soper, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Francis Leneghan, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Paper 301-aAlcuin and the Student Life Cycle
(Language: English)
Darren Barber, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Daily Life, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 301-bBeowulf's Development with Reference to Geogoth and Duguth
(Language: English)
Dong-Ill Lee, Department of English, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul
Index terms: Folk Studies, Language and Literature - Old English, Pagan Religions
Paper 301-cWhere Have All the Bastards Gone?: The Lack of Recorded Illegitimacy among the Late Anglo-Saxon Aristocracy
(Language: English)
Mary Blanchard, Department of History, Ave Maria University, Florida
Index terms: Daily Life, Genealogy and Prosopography

This session is the third of three sessions that focus on the role of ‘age’ in relation to this year’s IMC theme ‘Otherness’. Paper -a discusses the treatment of adulescentia and juventus, as two distinct phases of the student life cycles, in the works of Alcuin. Paper -b identifies three stages in the youth of Beowulf, with reference to geogoĆ° and duguĆ°. Paper -c reconstructs the life cycle of bastard children born into late Anglo-Saxon aristocratic families and seeks to explore why these bastards are only rarely recorded.