Session1619
TitleBorders of Form, Land, People, and Water in Old English and Anglo-Latin Literature
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 11.15-12.45
 
OrganiserBritton Elliott Brooks, Faculty of Languages & Cultures, Kyushu University
 
Moderator/ChairBritton Elliott Brooks, Faculty of Languages & Cultures, Kyushu University
 
Paper 1619-a Crossing Thematic Borders in 'Maxims I'
(Language: English)
Kazutomo Karasawa, Department of Letters, Rikkyo University
Index Terms: Daily Life; Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 1619-b Borders of Form: Prose or Verse in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle MS E (Oxford, Bodleian Library, Laud Misc 636)
(Language: English)
Kazutaka Fukuda, Department of English, Komazawa University, Tokyo
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 1619-c Knowing Ocean(s): Borders and Boundaries, from Surface to Sea-Floor
(Language: English)
Britton Elliott Brooks, Faculty of Languages & Cultures, Kyushu University
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Latin; Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 1619-d Harmony and Conflict: Blended Borders of the Dene and the Engle in the Late Old English Period
(Language: English)
Shun Ogawa, Department of Letters, Rikkyo University
Index Terms: Daily Life; Language and Literature - Latin; Language and Literature - Old English
 
AbstractBorders, delineated structures of one kind or another, grant form and shape, distinguishing this from that. They are tools of meaning, and yet, their very structure is porous, blurred, unstable, bound as they are to their cultural, linguistic, and chronological context. Borders shift, lines drift, and meaning changes. This session will explore the instability of borders, both physical and conceptual, in Old English and Anglo-Latin literature. It will examine the blurred borders between prose and verse, the employment of porous borders as thematic technique, the interpenetrating borders between people groups, and the aqueous boundaries between portions of the water column.