Thursday, September 8, 2016
Just a reminder that there are still spaces on the second annual Ælfrician Texts and Contexts panel for the Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, 2017. See the CFP below.
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.
Questions and submissions should be directed to Rae Grabowski (firstname.lastname@example.org). Abstracts of no more than 300 words are due by September 15th, 2016.
Abstracts not accepted for this session will be forwarded to the Congress Committee for consideration in general sessions.