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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 226: Networks and Entanglements of Border Identities, II: Religion and Place

Monday 3 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Medieval & Early Modern Centre, University of Sydney / Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol
Organisers:Emma Knowles, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Jan Shaw, Department of English, University of Sydney
Moderator/Chair:Helen Fulton, Department of English, University of Bristol
Paper 226-aThe Borders of the Ends of the Earth: Geography and the Evangelisation of Europe
(Language: English)
Samuel Cardwell, Centre for Medieval Studies University of Toronto
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Theology
Paper 226-bMoving through the Mearcland: Navigating Borders in Old English Religious Poetry
(Language: English)
Emma Knowles, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Religious Life
Paper 226-cGod Save the Queens: Carthage in the Old English Martyrology
(Language: English)
Luisa Ostacchini, Wolfson College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - Old English

What connections do we see between place and identity formation, particularly around conceptual and physical borders, in medieval religious texts? This session will focus on the interactions and entanglements between religion, identity, place and borders in texts from early medieval England and beyond. The significance of geography, real and imagined, and changing conceptions of place and space will be discussed in the context of Latin Christian authors of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages and Old English religious poetry.