Tuesday, May 27, 2008

About Time

nglo-Saxon Futures 2:
About Time

The Second International Workshop of the Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium
King's College London

May 23 & 24, 2008

Council Room, Strand
At King's College London

A 2 day international workshop of seminars and roundtables on the
languages of Old English and Anglo-Saxon Studies now: times,
translations, temporalities. For all interested postgraduates and
staff, co-sponsored by King’s College London and the Anglo-Saxon
Studies Colloquium (Columbia University, New York University,
Princeton University and Rutgers University)

For program and registration, please click here, or see attachment:

For more information, please contact Clare Lees (clare.lees@kcl.ac.uk)

For a map, and directions to campus:


Conference Program:
Friday May 23 (Council Room, Strand)

2:15-2:45 pm Coffee and Registration

2:45 Welcome (Clare Lees, King’s College London)

3:00-4:30 Current Times
Kathleen Davis (Princeton), ‘Time, Poetry, and the Stillness of Speech’
Patricia Dailey (Columbia), ‘He is ure heafod. and we sind his lima:
How Ælfric Times the Body’
Sharon M. Rowley (Christopher Newport University), ‘Who Read
Æthelbert’s Letter? Translation, Mediation and Authority in the OE

4:30-5:00 Tea

5:00 –6:30 Translating Old English Poetry: The Ruin and Durham
Workshop led by Marijane Osborn (UC-Davis).
Discussants: Aaron Hostetter ( Princeton ) and Matt Kohl (NYU).
Respondent: Chris Jones (University of St Andrews)

6:30-7:30 Reception

Saturday May 24 (Council Room, Strand)

10:30-12:00 Queer Futures
Lisa Weston (California State, Fresno), ‘Desire and the Anglo-Saxon
School Girl’
Eileen A. Joy (Southern Illinois, Edwardsville), `Queer Times, Queer
Bodies, and the Erotics of a Nomadic Anglo-Saxon Studies’
Gillian Overing (Wake Forest), ‘Beowulf on Gender’

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00- 2:30 Disciplines through Time

Hal Momma (NYU) and Josh Davies (King’s College London), ‘Past
Presents: Temporality Collaboration’
Diane Watt (Aberystwyth) and Clare Lees (King’s College London),
‘GenderQueer Collaboration’

2:30-3:00 Coffee Break

3:00-4:30 The Old English Life of Mary of Egypt
Roundtable discussion: Brigit McGuire (Columbia), Stacy Klein
(Rutgers), Carrie Ho (Rutgers), Laura S. Bailey (King’s College

5:30-6:30 Reception


To join our e-mail list, please send a message to:


For further updates and future talks, please check our website:


ASSC Sponsored by: The Department of English and Comparative
Literature, Columbia University; Dean for the Humanities, New York
University; The Department of English, Princeton University; The
Medieval Studies Program, Princeton University; The Department of
English, Rutgers University.

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