IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1302: 10 Years of Bede at Leeds, III

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Peter Darby, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Máirín MacCarron, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Moderator/Chair:Arthur Holder, Department of Historical & Cultural Studies of Religion Graduate Theological Union Berkeley
Paper 1302-aMother of the Son of Thunder: The Virgin Mary in Bede's Poetry
(Language: English)
Stephen J. Harris, Department of English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Theology
Paper 1302-bRevisiting Bede's Miracles: Earth, Water, and Healing in the Historia Ecclesiastica and His Commentary on Genesis
(Language: English)
Sharon Rowley, Department of English, Christopher Newport University, Virginia
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1302-cBede and the Issue of Gens
(Language: English)
Alan Thacker, Institute of Historical Research, University of London
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin
Abstract

The session proposers have been organising sessions on Bede / the Age of Bede at the Leeds IMC since 2011, which means that this year will see the 10th consecutive set of sessions. To date we have had 52 individual speakers and 67 papers, and are proposing 9 further papers for 2020. This year’s sessions gather together scholars from both sides of the Atlantic to read papers on various aspects of the Age of Bede, in celebration of Bede’s fundamental importance to the intellectual culture of the Middle Ages. The sessions provide a forum for the community of scholars built up over a decade’s worth of IMC sessions to meet, interact, and share ideas with one another. Paper -a utilises Bede’s much understudied poetic corpus to ask questions about his attitude towards the Virgin Mary. Paper -b focuses on the presentation of miracles of healing in Bede’s Historia ecclesiastica and Genesis Commentary. Pape r-c investigates how the notion of gens was conceptualised by Bede and presented in his various writings.