Rereading the Ormulum

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Early Middle English Society for Kalamazoo 2013
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dokim@vassar.edu

Rereading the Ormulum (Bodleian Library MS Junius 1)
In recent years, the set of homilies in Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Junius 1 have begun to receive more attention beyond an interest in its linguistic importance in the formation of Early Middle English. As one of the earliest pieces entirely in Early Middle English, the twelfth-century homilies in this manuscript have been a treasure mine to historical linguistics because of Orm's particular interest in spelling and the use of double letters to indicate vowel quality. However, it has only been recently that we have turned our attention to this work's place in the context of late-twelfth century homiletic and literary culture especially as seen on the continent. This panel will consider papers that reread and reevaluate the Ormulum in terms of content rather than as data for linguistic analysis.
Please send abstracts to: dokim@vassar.edu by September 15

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interdisciplinary
medieval
religion