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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 212: Textual Networks in Early Medieval England: Mapping Intertextual, Multicultural, and Diachronic Entanglements, I

Monday 3 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Tom Revell, Faculty of English Language & Literature University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Francisco J. Rozano-García, School of English & Creative Arts, University of Galway
Paper 212-aUnlocking Wisdom in Old English Poetry
(Language: English)
Amy Faulkner, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Mentalities
Paper 212-bGalnes and Unclænnes: Tracking Lust and Impurity Language beyond Old English
(Language: English)
Claire Poynton-Smith, School of English, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Middle English, Sexuality
Paper 212-cFrom Where Comes the Sad-Voiced Cuckoo?: Disentangling a Cryptic Poetic Trope in Old English and Early Welsh Poetry
(Language: English)
Eric Lacey, Department of English, Creative Writing & American Studies, University of Winchester
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Other

Increasing awareness of early medieval England as part of a transnational network of multicultural and multilingual exchange has led to the reevaluation of perceived boundaries in periodisation, analysis, and classification of Old English language, literature, and culture. These developments allow us to gain a more nuanced understanding of how texts were received, read, and circulated within a sophisticated process of linguistic and conceptual adaptation, integration, and recontextualisation: how they were entangled, and how we can begin to examine these networks of entanglement. These panels will both contain papers which explore (at least) one of the following: Old English intertextualities, multicultural and multilingual interaction in Old English poetry, and digital approaches to networks and developments.