IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1704: The Anglo-Saxon Poetic Tradition, III: Christian Texts

Thursday 9 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Consolidated Library of Anglo-Saxon Poetry (CLASP)
Organiser:Colleen Curran, Faculty of English Literature & Language, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Colleen Curran, Faculty of English Literature & Language, University of Oxford
Paper 1704-aLege feliciter in Rome, at Monkwearmouth-Jarrow, and on the Continent
(Language: English)
Frederick M. Biggs, Department of English, University of Connecticut
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Monasticism
Paper 1704-bMnemonic Computus Verses in Early Medieval England
(Language: English)
Neville Mogford, Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Monasticism
Paper 1704-cExploring Blurred and Unseen Interlingual Borders in the Old English Verse Exodus
(Language: English)
Sharon Rhodes, Department of English, University of Rochester, New York
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Scandinavian
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 (CLASP) databases will enable researchers to cross traditional scholarly confines. This third panel centres on Christian verse texts. Fred Biggs will analyse the phrase ‘lege feliciter’ across a range of manuscripts, following its passage across genre boundaries and between British and continental readerships. Neville Mogford explores the circulation of Latin mnemonic computus verse in English manuscripts. Sharon Rhodes will examine the Scandinavian traces in the Old English verse Exodus to explore the diversity encoded in the lexicon of Anglo-Saxon poetic texts.