IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1001: The Anglo-Saxon Poetic Tradition, I

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:A Consolidated Library of Anglo-Saxon Poetry
Organiser:Colleen Curran, Faculty of English Literature & Language, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Robert Gallagher, St Cross College, University of Oxford
Paper 1001-aRemembering the Canticles in Old English Verse
(Language: English)
Emily V. Thornbury, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Language and Literature - Old English, Theology
Paper 1001-bInscribing the Saints at York: Alcuin and the Roman Epigraphic Tradition
(Language: English)
Christopher Scheirer, Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Index terms: Folk Studies, Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1001-cBeyond the Bible: Anglo-Saxon Influence on the Old English Judith
(Language: English)
Andy Orchard, Pembroke College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Latin
Abstract

Anglo-Saxon England was relatively unique within early medieval western Europe, in that both a Latin and vernacular poetic tradition existed. This session will focus on earlier liturgical verse in Anglo-Saxon England, Alcuin’s profound engagement with Roman epigraphic verse in his York poem, and the various ways in which a consolidated perspective on Judith within the Anglo-Saxon poetic corpus as a whole underlines the author’s artistry and originality.