TitleWriting and Rewriting Medieval History, I: Literary Adaptations
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
OrganiserMatthew Firth, College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide
Moderator/ChairConnor Wilson, Department of History, Politics & Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University
Paper 1008-a Translating Pre-Conquest History within English Borders: Wace and Laȝamon's Verse as a Prism of Post-Conquest Identities
(Language: English)
Michael Lysander Angerer, Faculty of English, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Language and Literature - French or Occitan; Language and Literature - Middle English
Paper 1008-b 'A little handbook of chronology': Contexts and Purposes of De primo Saxonum aduentu
(Language: English)
Stanislav Mereminskiy, Independent Scholar, Tallinn
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Local History; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1008-c Creating Cornwall with(in) Britain
(Language: English)
Timothy J. Nelson, Department of English & Humanities, Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, Ohio
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Language and Literature - Latin; Local History
AbstractThe centuries following the Norman Conquest saw the production of an extensive corpus of history writing that focused on the pre-Norman past. Anglo-Norman intellectual culture was keenly aware that England's history stretched back to sub-Roman Britain, as were successive generations of medieval historians. Such history writing shaped and adapted the past for contemporary audiences, influenced in their composition by political, institutional, cultural, and literary concerns. This series of panels is concerned with these adaptations of English history and proposes new approaches to the study of historiography in medieval Britain. This first session focuses on literary adaptations of the past.