Session1519
TitleNew Readings in Old English Biblical Poetry
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 09.00-10.30
 
OrganiserDaniel Anlezark, Department of English, University of Sydney
Emma Knowles, Department of English, University of Sydney
 
Moderator/ChairDaniel Anlezark, Department of English, University of Sydney
 
Paper 1519-a Old English Biblical Poetry and the Boundaries of Genre
(Language: English)
Francisco J. Rozano-García, School of English & Creative Arts, National University of Ireland, Galway
Index Terms: Biblical Studies; Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 1519-b Breaking the Boundaries of Creation: The Great Flood in Genesis A
(Language: English)
Joseph St John, Department of English, University of Malta
Index Terms: Biblical Studies; Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 1519-c Urban Wilderness: The Danger of Community in Old English Biblical Poetry
(Language: English)
Emma Knowles, Department of English, University of Sydney
Index Terms: Biblical Studies; Language and Literature - Old English
 
AbstractOld English biblical poetry offers a rich and varied corpus of interpretations of the biblical text from early medieval England. This poetry navigates positions across a series of borders; it is teaching tool and literary text, repetition and revision, religious and heroic. In this panel we bring together a series of innovative new readings of Old English biblical literature all connected by the concept of boundaries. The borders of the genre itself will be interrogated, as will the connections between creation and destruction, earth and hell, and city and wilderness.