Session Title

Alfredian Texts and Contexts

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Nicole Guenther Discenza

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of South Florida

Presider Name

Nicole Guenther Discenza

Paper Title 1

"Ne may non ryhtwis king [ben] vnder Criste seoluen, bute-if he beo in boke ilered": The Ingenuity of the Author of the Proverbs of Alfred

Presenter 1 Name

Joe Wingenbach

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Louisiana State Univ.

Paper Title 2

Does Prayer Work? The Prayers of King Alfred

Presenter 2 Name

Stephanie Clark

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Oregon

Paper Title 3

Medication, Rumination, and Meditation in the Old English Boethius

Presenter 3 Name

Hilary E. Fox

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Wayne State Univ.

Start Date

14-5-2015 3:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 2030

Description

The Age of Alfred the Great stands out for developments in political, military, and intellectual history; significant artistic and manuscript productions; and a number of texts on a range of topics. This year's session will feature papers on several Alfredian texts, particularly the Old English Boethius and Soliloquies, the First Fifty Psalms of the Paris Psalter, the Laws, and Asser's Life of King Alfred. Speakers will address sources such as the De consolatione philosophiae (Consolation of Philosophy), the Bible; and influences, particularly on The Proverbs of Alfred. The speakers are addressing topics that include sources and influences, proverbs, prayer and meditation, healing, and the mind.

Nicole Guenther Discenza

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May 14th, 3:30 PM

Alfredian Texts and Contexts

Fetzer 2030

The Age of Alfred the Great stands out for developments in political, military, and intellectual history; significant artistic and manuscript productions; and a number of texts on a range of topics. This year's session will feature papers on several Alfredian texts, particularly the Old English Boethius and Soliloquies, the First Fifty Psalms of the Paris Psalter, the Laws, and Asser's Life of King Alfred. Speakers will address sources such as the De consolatione philosophiae (Consolation of Philosophy), the Bible; and influences, particularly on The Proverbs of Alfred. The speakers are addressing topics that include sources and influences, proverbs, prayer and meditation, healing, and the mind.

Nicole Guenther Discenza