IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1304: Repurposing Saints in Prose from Medieval England, III

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Hagiography Society
Organisers:Niamh Kehoe, School of English, University College Cork
Luisa Ostacchini, Wolfson College, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Niamh Kehoe, School of English, University College Cork
Paper 1304-aThe Use of John of Tynemouth's Sanctilogium at St Albans Abbey and Beyond
(Language: English)
Virginia Blanton, Department of English, University of Missouri, Kansas City
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper 1304-b'Because certain people doubted': Adapting Problematic Saints in Prose
(Language: English)
Jessica C. Brown, Department of English Adams State University Colorado
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1304-cBuckland's Legendary of Women as Jesuit Textbook
(Language: English)
Mary Beth Long, Department of English, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkansas
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Latin, Language and Literature - Other, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

This is the third 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 lives were repurposed to shape social, political, and religious identities in late medieval legendaries. Paper -a examines the use of John of Tynemouth’s Sanctilogium. Paper -b considers how pre-Conquest saints were used in 15th century miscellanies. Paper -c looks at how pre-Conquest saints were repurposed for English Catholic schoolboys in a late-Elizabethan legendary.