Languages of Preaching in Anglo-Saxon England
Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics: Languages of Preaching in Anglo-Saxon England
For over ten years at the ICMS, 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 theory, gender studies, and digital initiatives. For this year's session, we invite papers on the theme of "Languages of Preaching in Anglo-Saxon England," broadly construed. This theme includes papers about the use of specific languages (e.g. Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Old English, Old Norse) in preaching, as well as more general examinations of composition, rhetoric, style, and other aspects of language in sermons.
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.