Session1110
TitleAlfredian Voices, II: Alfredian Mentalities
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
 
OrganiserAmy Faulkner, Department of English Language & Literature, University College London
 
Moderator/ChairAmy Faulkner, Department of English Language & Literature, University College London
 
Paper 1110-a Steering the Ship of the Mind: The Significance and Influence of Metaphors for Controlling the Mind in the Alfredian Pastoral Care
(Language: English)
Eleni Ponirakis, Department of English Language & Literature, University College London
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Old English; Mentalities; Philosophy; Theology
Paper 1110-b In Search of the Mind in the Old English Hierdeboc
(Language: English)
Ryan Hall, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Old English; Mentalities; Philosophy; Theology
Paper 1110-c Runcofa and the Inner Temple in Alfred's Metres of Boethius
(Language: English)
Tatyana Solomonik-Pankrashova, Department of Humanities & Arts, European Humanities University, Vilnius
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Old English; Mentalities; Philosophy; Theology
 
AbstractThis is the second part of the two-part 'Alfredian Voices' session, which aims to bring together scholars working on any aspect of Alfredian literature. 'Alfredian mentalities' explores the presentation of the mind and heart in the translations associated with Alfred. The papers in this session consider how these translations navigate the philosophy, psychology, and theology of their Late Antique source texts, and the session aims to draw attention to the striking departures and adaptations made by the Old English prose translations, in their efforts to articulate the nature and processes of the inner self.