IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 701: Editing Old English Electronically

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Michael Treschow, Faculty of Creative & Critical Studies, University of British Columbia
Moderator/Chair:Stewart J. Brookes, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
Paper 701-aThe Evolution of a Text in Four Stages: Editing Ælfric's Pastoral Letters from the Old English Letter for Wulfsige to Wulfstan's Revision of Ælfric's First Old English Letter for Wulfstan
(Language: English)
Tristan Major, Department of English Literature & Linguistics, Qatar University
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Old English, Technology
Paper 701-bEditing Ælfric in the 21st Century: What's New About That?
(Language: English)
Murray McGillivray, Department of English, University of Calgary, Alberta
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Old English, Technology
Paper 701-cInteracting with Alfred's Soliloquies
(Language: English)
Michael Treschow, Faculty of Creative & Critical Studies, University of British Columbia
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Old English, Technology
Abstract

In the editing of Old English texts, the printed book has a venerable history and continues to hold a prestigious place in the scholarly landscape of Anglo-Saxon studies. The digital edition, however, has gained prominence in the last couple of decades, and promises to come ever more to the fore in our scholarly practice. This session will discuss the ongoing evolution of the digital edition in relation to three Old English prose writings: Ælfric’s hagiographies, Ælfric’s pastoral letters, and Alfred’s Soliloquies. What special value can digital editing bring to these texts? What new potentials are emerging?