Languages of Preaching in Anglo-Saxon England

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Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics at the 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies
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Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics: Languages of Preaching in Anglo-Saxon England

For over ten years, the Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics has thrived in its aims to promote scholarship related to the sources, compositions, appropriations, and early studies of Anglo-Saxon homilies. Over the years, the Society has fostered a wide range of interests and methodologies both old and new: for example, source studies, Anglo-Saxon theologies, rhetoric and style, linguistics and philology, the interplay of Christian and pagan practices, paleography and codicology, afterlives of Anglo-Saxon homilies, translation theories, gender studies, and digital initiatives. This year, the Society welcomes papers on the theme of "Languages of Preaching in Anglo-Saxon England" (broadly construed). Papers may deal with the intersection between preaching and different languages, such as Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Old English, and Norse; or papers may deal with subjects otherwise related to the theme--such as rhetorics, composition, orality, literacy, textuality, transmission and circulation, and materiality of language in relation to preaching.

Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words with a completed Participant Information Form (available here) to Brandon Hawk ( by September 15.

Abstracts not accepted for this session will be forwarded to the Congress Committee for consideration in general sessions. For more information, please visit the conference website here.