CFP: Medieval Sermon Writing and Preaching Performances (UK) (9/26/05; Leeds, 7/10/06-7/13/06)

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Victoria Bristow
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Call for Papers: International Medieval Congress
Leeds, 10th-13th July, 2006
Special Thematic Strand: Emotion and Gesture

Proposals are invited for the following session:

Medieval Sermon Writing and Preaching Performances

Anglo-Saxon sermons are only exceptionally labelled as records of or scripts for specific preaching performances, and then never unambiguously. Accounts of or references to preaching performances in primary sources are also rare and, to my knowledge, no single account of a preaching performance can be connected with certainty to a surviving sermon text. In other medieval literatures, explicit information is sometimes given to indicate the nature and extent of the relationship between sermon texts and preaching performances. This session will aim to generate ideas to contribute to our understanding of Anglo-Saxon literate practice and oral performance, and the relationship between them, within the context of preaching and sermon writing. Proposals which treat other sermon literatures and preaching contexts, especially those which investigate the nature and extent of the connection between surviving sermon texts and preaching performances, will also be welcomed.

Please send proposals to Victoria Bristow at by 26th September 2005.

Victoria Bristow
Postgraduate Teaching Fellow
University of Nottingham

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