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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 201: Early Medieval Riddles, I

Monday 3 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:The Riddle Ages
Organisers:Megan Cavell, Department of English Literature, University of Birmingham
Jennifer Neville, Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London
Moderator/Chair:Alaric Hall, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki
Paper 201-aTwisted Sisters in Boniface's Riddles
(Language: English)
Jennifer Neville, Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London
Megan Cavell, Department of English Literature, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Religious Life
Paper 201-bDidactic Musicality in Exeter Book Riddles 7 and 8
(Language: English)
Iona Lister, Department of English, University of Toronto
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Music
Paper 201-cListening for Runes in the Multimodal Exeter Book Riddle 17
(Language: English)
Peter Ramey, Department of English, Communication & Global Languages, Northern State University, South Dakota
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

These sessions explore the Early Medieval riddle tradition across a variety of languages, including Arabic, Hebrew, Latin, and Old English. Papers address a range of riddling themes, including: familial relationships, sound and word play, and multilayered interpretation.