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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 212: Carolingian Poetic Borders, II

Monday 6 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Organiser:Matthew Bryan Gillis, Department of History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Moderator/Chair:Stuart Airlie, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Paper 212-aOh, the Irony…: Theodulf and the Niceties of Carolingian Poetry Quarrels
(Language: English)
Rebecca Schmalholz, Historisches Seminar, Universität Zürich
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Mentalities
Paper 212-bWalahfrid Strabo's Boy Martyr, Mammes of Caesarea, and the Borders of Monastic Behavior
(Language: English)
Stefan Esders, Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 212-cWhere the Scribe Ends and the Author Begins
(Language: English)
Maria Merino Jaso, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Mentalities

Writing Latin verse was the literary form par excellence in the Carolingian world (c. 750-1000), which produced the largest body of Latin poetry since antiquity. Nevertheless, Carolingian Latin poetry remains a largely under-studied topic. This session presents papers on the literary strategies of Carolingian poets whose works tested and re-established the boundaries of acceptable behavior in the court and the cloister during the reigns of Charlemagne and Louis the Pious. The speakers will consider especially how particular poetic genres offered possibilities for (re-)defining behavior through their modes of communication and their ways of recounting the past.