TitleEarly Medieval Riddles, III: Making and Placing Riddles
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
SponsorThe Riddle Ages
OrganiserMegan Cavell, Department of English Literature, University of Birmingham
Jennifer Neville, Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London
Moderator/ChairJennifer Neville, Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London
Paper 310-a Marvelling Curiosity in the Bern Riddles
(Language: English)
Dieter Bitterli, Englisches Seminar, Universität Zürich
Index Terms: Daily Life; Language and Literature - Latin; Literacy and Orality; Rhetoric
Paper 310-b Enigma, Audience, Locale: 'The Ruin' as a Riddle
(Language: English)
Eric Weiskott, English Department, Boston College, Massachusetts
Index Terms: Daily Life; Geography and Settlement Studies; Language and Literature - Old English; Mentalities
Paper 310-c Writing Riddles: A Discussion and Reading
(Language: English)
Craig Williamson, English Literature Department, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Old English; Medievalism and Antiquarianism; Rhetoric
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.