Sunday, August 26, 2012


Call for Papers: Anglo-Saxon and Old Saxon Cross-Cultural
Connections (1)

This session builds on a previous session in 2012 comparing the Heliand and Beowulf. Two similar cultures that in part at least grew out of the same roots in the late Roman period and certainly at various points in time influenced one another. Yet, other than studies in comparative metrics, there has been very little comparative study of these two cultures or much of any depth on their mutual influence nor how they developed differently after the migration of some Saxons to England. Such comparative analysis is long overdue and promises to yield a greater understanding of the medieval Northwest in Europe.

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