Goscelin of St. Bertin was one of the most prolific and influential hagiographers to come out of the late 11th century, and certain of his works—most notably the Liber Confortatorius—have rightfully garnered much recent scholarly attention. In addition, several of Goscelin's works, such as his hagiographic accounts of the female saints of Ely, have been given recent critical editions. Meanwhile some of his other works, such as his accounts of the early archbishops of Canterbury, are only now undergoing the process of editing and have not yet been printed in modern editions. This session welcomes papers from scholars who are working on Goscelin's more familiar texts as well as those who are working on texts which have received little previous attention. This session will also encourage a reconsideration of Goscelin's place among late Anglo-Saxon writers and his influence on later Anglo-Latin writing.
This session is part of the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 10-13, 2012, at Western Michigan University.
Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words and a Participant Information Form (available here: http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/Assets/pdf/congress/CallForPapers2012.pdf) to Melissa Mayus at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 15th. Any papers not included in this session will be forwarded to the Congress Committee for possible inclusion in the General Sessions.