IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1204: Repurposing Saints in Prose from Medieval England, II

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Hagiography Society
Organisers:Niamh Kehoe, School of English, University College Cork
Luisa Ostacchini, Wolfson College, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Helen Appleton, Balliol College, University of Oxford
Paper 1204-aThe Repurposing of History and Mission in the Vita Sancti Birini
(Language: English)
Samuel Cardwell, Centre for Medieval Studies University of Toronto
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1204-bVirtual Pilgrimage and After-Vitae: Revisiting Saints' Lives
(Language: English)
Emma Nuding, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Latin, Language and Literature - Other
Paper 1204-cNational Identity and the Localisation of the 'Other' in 13th-Century England
(Language: English)
Niamh Kehoe, School of English, University College Cork
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Middle English
Abstract

This is the second of three sessions aiming to explore how saints’ narratives were repurposed, and how saints themselves were re-presented throughout medieval England. In doing so, we consider saints’ lives in Old and Middle English and/or Anglo-Latin across the borders of language, time, and place, exploring how the repurposing of hagiographic narratives can reflect wider social, political, and geographical concerns and developments. This session focuses on how ideas of place and identity were re-constructed in the act of re-writing lives. Papers -a looks at the idea of Rome in England. Paper -b looks at translation as pilgrimage. Paper -c considers the localisation of the ‘other’.