IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1604: The Anglo-Latin Poetic Tradition, II: Verse Composition

Thursday 9 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Consolidated Library of Anglo-Saxon Poetry (CLASP)
Organiser:Rachel Burns, Department of English, University College London
Moderator/Chair:Rafael Pascual, Departimento de FilologĂ­as Inglesa y Alemana, Universidad de Granada
Paper 1604-aEarth Tremors and Weather Disasters in Old English Poetry
(Language: English)
Marilina Cesario, School of Arts, English & Languages, Queen's University Belfast
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1604-bGrit in the Machine: Words for the Piecemeal in Old English and Latin
(Language: English)
Harriet Soper, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 1604-cCompounds and Composition in Early Medieval English Hagiography
(Language: English)
Tom Revell, Faculty of English Language & Literature University of Oxford
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Old English
Abstract

These three linked sessions examine different aspects of composition and circulation in the verse tradition of post-Roman, pre-Norman Britain, including the movement of tradition, lexis, form, and text across geographic, linguistic, and temporal borders. The variety of papers highlights the way in which the Consolidated Library of Anglo Saxon Poetry’s (CLASP) databases will enable researchers to cross traditional scholarly confines. This second panel considers practices of verse composition. Marilina Cesario will examine the influence of a range of Latin texts, classical and early medieval, in relation to earthquakes and weather occurrences in Old English poetry. Hattie Soper will consider the conceptualisation and poetic use of small units in both Old English and Anglo-Latin texts. Tom Revell will focus on compositional technique in a selection of hagiographical verse texts, identifying and analysing compound occurrence, formulaic distribution, and intertextualities.