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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 624: Post-Medieval Manuscripts and Material Engagements with the Early Middle Ages, II

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Francesca Brooks, Department of English, King's College London
Carl Kears, Department of English, King's College London
Moderator/Chair:Francesca Brooks, Department of English, King's College London
Paper 624-aParentheticals as Glosses in Brian Lee's (New) Middle English Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
(Language: English)
Denis Ferhatović, Department of Literatures in English, Connecticut College
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 624-bAncient Language, Landscape, and Hybridity in Experimental Poetic Practice
(Language: English)
Rowan Evans, Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 624-cThe Textuality and Materiality of Runes in Modern Verse and Design
(Language: English)
Peter Buchanan, Department of English & Philosophy, New Mexico Highlands University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Medievalism and Antiquarianism

This pair of sessions brings together researchers who are all engaged in thinking about how modern and contemporary poets, artists and practitioners have resourced and interacted with medieval manuscripts and medieval material culture more broadly. As often rare (and sometimes inaccessible) surviving glimpses of the textual culture of the past, medieval manuscripts continue to have a powerful hold on the modern cultural imagination. Exploring the artefacts of the medieval past as a creative resource for innovation, whether providing aesthetic, material, religious or political inspiration, these sessions suggest the rich creative legacies of medieval manuscripts beyond the Middle Ages.