Session Title

Ælfrician Texts and Contexts

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Rachel Elizabeth Grabowski

Organizer Affiliation

Cornell Univ.

Presider Name

Brandon W. Hawk

Presider Affiliation

Rhode Island College

Paper Title 1

Ælfric's Interjections: Learning to Express Emotion in Early Medieval England

Presenter 1 Name

Jacob Hobson

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of California-Berkeley

Paper Title 2

Elstob and Ælfric as Literary Prose

Presenter 2 Name

Mary Blockley

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Texas-Austin

Paper Title 3

Northern Atlantic Apostolic Narratives: Ælfric's Apostolic Homilies and Their Old Norse/Icelandic Cousins

Presenter 3 Name

Kevin R. Kritsch

Presenter 3 Affiliation

McNeese State Univ.

Start Date

12-5-2018 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1145

Description

Ælfric’s importance and influence were established in his lifetime by his correspondence with both religious and secular rulers. He is also one of the only Anglo-Saxon writers whose importance is evidenced after his death by the continual use of his works throughout the Middle Ages and their importance in confessional debates during the English Reformation. This panel is interested in work that advances scholarship on the writings of Ælfric or in defining and theorizing spheres of influence in which he worked and that he shaped. Towards this end the panel welcomes papers on any of the following topics and related subjects: Carolingian reform and debates, the Benedictine Reform, Ælfrician homilies and saints lives, the connection between his writings and the larger Old English corpus, the shift between the Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman church, and the use of Ælfric in the later Middle Ages and beyond. Interdisciplinary papers and those that provide new approaches to Anglo-Saxon theology and religious writing are invited.

Rachel Elizabeth Grabowski

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May 12th, 3:30 PM

Ælfrician Texts and Contexts

Schneider 1145

Ælfric’s importance and influence were established in his lifetime by his correspondence with both religious and secular rulers. He is also one of the only Anglo-Saxon writers whose importance is evidenced after his death by the continual use of his works throughout the Middle Ages and their importance in confessional debates during the English Reformation. This panel is interested in work that advances scholarship on the writings of Ælfric or in defining and theorizing spheres of influence in which he worked and that he shaped. Towards this end the panel welcomes papers on any of the following topics and related subjects: Carolingian reform and debates, the Benedictine Reform, Ælfrician homilies and saints lives, the connection between his writings and the larger Old English corpus, the shift between the Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman church, and the use of Ælfric in the later Middle Ages and beyond. Interdisciplinary papers and those that provide new approaches to Anglo-Saxon theology and religious writing are invited.

Rachel Elizabeth Grabowski