Session1210
TitleReconsidering the Bounds of Female Voice in Old English Literature
Date/TimeWednesday 6 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
OrganiserCassandra Schilling, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Flinders University
 
Moderator/ChairAlice D. Jorgensen, School of English, Trinity College Dublin
 
Paper 1210-a Old English Poetry and Mercian Queens
(Language: English)
Christine Rauer, School of English, University of St Andrews
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 1210-b Opening Words: Saintly Speech and Bodily Rupture in the Old English Juliana
(Language: English)
Shari Horner, Department of English, Shippensburg University, Pennsylvania
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Language and Literature - Old English
 
AbstractOld English literature has often been seen as a genre dominated by male figures, both as its focus and in terms of its production. But recently scholarship has suggested that women, particularly those in the monastic context may have had a greater level of involvement with literacy; its production and dissemination than has hitherto been recognised. Moreover, feminist and gender studies are continuing to reveal new insights into the nuanced presentation of women in Old English texts. This session panel takes up the theme of female voice to investigate female expression as subjects of Old English literature and as influences in its production.