Byrhtferth of Ramsey - Kalamazoo 2016 ICMS
It seems too tedious to have to explain this all to lazy clerks in English, though I will write down here so that the lazy priest will not think it too much trouble to open his eyes to it. Now I want the noble clerks to shake all laziness from their mind's understanding so that they can better understand this Call for Papers for the First Ever ALL BYRHTFERTH of RAMSEY session at The International Congress of Medieval Studies (Kzoo 2016)!
Often the brooding hen, though she clucks sorrowfully, spreads her wings and warms her chicks. So we intend to comfort young ones with this teaching. We therefore invite paper proposals on all aspects of Byrhtferth and his work, in English as well as Latin, for those who are not too lazy to have learned it. These things are difficult to say in English, but with Christ's help we shall reveal them as well as we can, and lay pearls before those who wish to pay heed to these things. Our session seeks to bring together scholars who are working on Byrhtferth to assess the state of the field as well as trace future developments. Despite the apparent specificity of the topic, Byrhtferth studies will appeal to a wide variety of scholars in the fields of Anglo-Saxon an Old English studies, history, history of science, computus, and hagiography, to name a few, provided those scholars are not lazy clerks.
Send abstracts and inquires to Damian Fleming firstname.lastname@example.org before September 1.