IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1532: Borders and Limits: Changing Views of the World in Old English and Anglo-Latin Writings, I

Thursday 9 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (KAHENHI)
Organiser:Kazutomo Karasawa, Department of English & American Literature, Komazawa University, Tokyo
Moderator/Chair:Katie Long, Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Paper 1532-a'Sohton rumre land': Borders and the Movement of People in Old English Religious Verse
(Language: English)
Daniel Thomas, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 1532-bBorders between the Human and Monster Worlds in Beowulf
(Language: English)
Kazutomo Karasawa, Department of English & American Literature, Komazawa University, Tokyo
Index terms: Folk Studies, Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 1532-cSt Rumwold in the Borderland: At the Limits of the Thames and the River Great Ouse
(Language: English)
Hannah McKendrick Bailey, Balliol College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1532-dEssex as Border Country: The World of Ealdorman Byrhtnoth, Hero of Maldon
(Language: English)
Mark Atherton, Regent's Park College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Old English
Abstract

Among the three linked sessions, this first session focuses on regional and geographical borders and boundaries, on locations, communities, and identities. The first two papers discuss the idea of borders and boundaries reflected in Old English poetic works such as Beowulf and Genesis A in terms of movement or travelling from one place to another. The last two papers deal with actual geographical borderlands and their representations in Anglo-Latin hagiography and charters, and in Old English wills and other documents as well as the poem The Battle of Maldon.