IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1701: Alfredian Voices, II: English Prose before and after Alfred

Thursday 5 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Francis Leneghan, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Courtnay Konshuh, Department of History, St Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan
Paper 1701-aA Choir of Alfredian Voices: Exploring the Construction of Royal Authority in Alfred's Domboc and some Peripheral Works
(Language: English)
Matthew Gillis, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Political Thought, Religious Life
Paper 1701-bEarly Sources of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: A Reconsideration
(Language: English)
John Quanrud, Independent Scholar, London
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Historiography - Modern Scholarship, Language and Literature - Old English, Political Thought
Paper 1701-cBoethius and St Eustace in Anglo-Saxon England: The Reception of the Old English Boethius and the Old English Passio Sancti Eustachii
(Language: English)
James McIntosh, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Old English, Lay Piety, Religious Life
Abstract

In the Preface to the Old English Pastoral Care, Alfred casts himself as the saviour of English learning. This session examines the evidence for the emergence of English prose before and after Alfred’s reign. Individual papers consider the background of the Old English prose life of St Guthlac, the origins of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, and the reception of the Old English Boethius.