IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 823: Remembering the Northern English Saints, II: Text and Gender

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Late Medieval Devotion to Northern English Saints, Swiss National Science Foundation Project
Organiser:Christiania Whitehead, Faculté des lettres, Université de Lausanne
Moderator/Chair:Christiania Whitehead, Faculté des lettres, Université de Lausanne
Paper 823-aThe Absence of the Middle English Lives of St Hild of Whitby
(Language: English)
Mami Kanno, Faculty of Foreign Language Studies, Kanazawa University, Japan
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Middle English, Religious Life
Paper 823-bNorthern Saints and Southern Sisters: Unlocking a Late Medieval Benedictine Mystery
(Language: English)
Christina Carlson, Department of English, Iona College, New York
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Middle English, Monasticism
Paper 823-cFlower of York: Region and Nation in Late Medieval Devotion to St Robert of Knaresborough
(Language: English)
Hazel Blair, Faculté des lettres, Université de Lausanne
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hagiography, Monasticism
Abstract

Despite widespread interest in the cults of northern English saints in the early Middle Ages (pre-1200), comparatively little work has been done on the degree to which, and the ways in which these early northern saints were remembered (or occasionally obscured) in the post-1300 period. Session II focuses on the unexpected obscurity of St Hilda of Whitby within late medieval vernacular hagiography, the memorial links constructed between north and south in the Lives of St Werburge of Chester and St Radegunde, and the regional and national agendas that frame the textual corpus relaying the cult of St Robert of Knaresborough.