Session210
TitleEarly Medieval Riddles, II: Arabic and Latin Riddles
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorThe Riddle Ages
 
OrganiserMegan Cavell, Department of English Literature, University of Birmingham
Jennifer Neville, Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London
 
Moderator/ChairRachel A. Burns, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford / School of English, University of St Andrews
 
Paper 210-a Making Sense: Gender and Riddling in Arabic Auto-Commentary
(Language: English)
Matthew Keegan, Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Cultures, Barnard College, New York
Index Terms: Islamic and Arabic Studies; Language and Literature - Semitic; Rhetoric
Paper 210-b Many Paths across Pale Fields: Repetition and Discernment in Boniface's Enigmata
(Language: English)
Amy Clark, Department of English Language & Literature, University of Michigan
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Latin; Learning (The Classical Inheritance); Literacy and Orality; Religious Life
Paper 210-c Family Matters: Boniface and his Enigmatic Sisters
(Language: English)
Megan Cavell, Department of English Literature, University of Birmingham
Jennifer Neville, Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Latin; Literacy and Orality; Theology; Women's Studies
 
AbstractThese three sessions explore the early medieval riddle tradition across a variety of languages, including Old English, Latin, and Arabic. Papers address early medieval riddles and riddling through a variety of perspectives and methodologies, including gender, thing theory, philosophy, material culture, comparative literature, and translation.