IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1432: A Consolidated Library of Anglo-Saxon Poetry (CLASP) - A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Consolidated Library of Anglo-Saxon Poetry (CLASP)
Organiser:Rachel Burns, Department of English, University College London
Moderator/Chair:Rachel Burns, Department of English, University College London
Abstract

The Consolidated Library of Anglo Saxon Poetry (CLASP) project will produce for the first time a comprehensive online and interactive library of all the surviving verse of Anglo-Saxon England composed in Old English and Anglo-Latin, marked up through TEI P5 XML to facilitate the identification of idiosyncratic features of sound, metre, spellings, diction, syntax, formulas, themes, and genres across the corpus. The range of data gathered by CLASP’s databases will enable researchers to cross traditional scholarly borders, and particularly highlights the unity of the Old English and Anglo-Latin traditions. At this round table, the team will speak about their work and answer questions about the databases.

Participants include Colleen Curran (University of Oxford), Rafael J. Pascual (University of Oxford), and Nicholas White (University of Oxford).