Session1010
TitleAlfredian Voices, I: Time and Space in Alfredian Writing
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
OrganiserFrancis Leneghan, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
 
Moderator/ChairFrancis Leneghan, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
 
Paper 1010-a Locating Borders in Alfredian England
(Language: English)
Richard Purkiss, Independent Scholar, Abingdon
Index Terms: Geography and Settlement Studies; Historiography - Medieval; Language and Literature - Old English; Local History
Paper 1010-b On the Priority of the Old English Source of Æthelweard's Chronicon
(Language: English)
Daniel Anlezark, Department of English, University of Sydney
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Language and Literature - Latin; Language and Literature - Old English; Political Thought
Paper 1010-c Demarcating History: Time Refashioned through Language in Alfred's Verse Preface to the Pastoral Care
(Language: English)
George Beckett, Department Germanistik und Komparatisik, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Language and Literature - Old English; Lay Piety; Political Thought
 
AbstractPaper -a survey the treatment of borders in the Prefaces, Old English Orosius, 'Common Stock' of the Chronicle, and Asser's Life of King Alfred, relating them to the topography of territorial boundaries and the Alfred-Guthrum Treaty. Paper-b examines evidence for the relationship between the Old English source behind the Latin Chronicon attributed to Æthelweard (c. 980) and the common stock of the Alfredian Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Paper -c examines the Verse Preface to the Pastoral Care in light of postcolonial African literatures, demonstrating that Alfred imagines a border between past and present only to transgress this demarcation for his own political ends.