Session301
TitleAnglo-Saxon Life Cycles, III: Shameless Students and Invisible Bastards - Cross-Generational Dynamics of Pedagogy and Inheritance
Date/TimeMonday 3 July 2017: 16.30-18.00
 
OrganiserThijs Porck, Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS), Universiteit Leiden
Harriet Soper, Faculty of English, University of Oxford
 
Moderator/ChairFrancis Leneghan, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
 
Paper 301-a Alcuin and the Student Life Cycle
(Language: English)
Darren Barber, Independent Scholar, Vancouver
Index Terms: Daily Life; Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 301-b Beowulf's Development with Reference to Geogoth and Duguth
(Language: English)
Dong-Ill Lee, Department of English, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul
Index Terms: Folk Studies; Language and Literature - Old English; Pagan Religions
Paper 301-c Where Have All the Bastards Gone?: The Lack of Recorded Illegitimacy among the Late Anglo-Saxon Aristocracy
(Language: English)
Mary Blanchard, Department of History, Ave Maria University, Florida
Index Terms: Daily Life; Genealogy and Prosopography
 
AbstractThis session is the third of three sessions that focus on the role of 'age' in relation to this year's IMC theme 'Otherness'. Paper -a discusses the treatment of adulescentia and juventus, as two distinct phases of the student life cycles, in the works of Alcuin. Paper -b identifies three stages in the youth of Beowulf, with reference to geogoð and duguð. Paper -c reconstructs the life cycle of bastard children born into late Anglo-Saxon aristocratic families and seeks to explore why these bastards are only rarely recorded.