IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 609: New Directions in Medieval Confession, II: Vernacular Confession

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Network for the Study of Late Antique & Early Medieval Monasticism
Organisers:Andrea Mancini, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Krista A. Murchison, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden
Moderator/Chair:Andrea Mancini, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 609-aThe Depiction of Private Sins in the Anglo-Norman Version of Robert Grosseteste's Perambulauit Iudas, c. 1235
(Language: English)
Krista A. Murchison, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - French or Occitan
Paper 609-bConscience and Confession: Penitential Practice in the Kingship of Louis IX
(Language: English)
Emilie Lavallée, Faculty of History, St Cross College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - French or Occitan
Paper 609-cJudgement, Judge, and Jury: A Posthumous Confession and Penance in St Erkenwald
(Language: English)
Dalicia Raymond, Department of English, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Middle English
Abstract

The essays collected in Abigail Firey’s New History of Penance mark a departure in the historiography of penance away from the narration of ‘grand histories’ favoured by early 20th century scholars and toward greater recognition of, and interest in, the fundamental differences in confessional practices between regions, time periods, and social contexts. This session, which follows from the successful 2017 sessions on medieval confession, is aimed at advancing this more focused approach to the history of confession by exploring how confessional practices are depicted in a selection of English and French texts written in the turbulent decades following the Fourth Lateran Council.