Workshop on the Old English Gloss to the Lindisfarne Gospels

  • 08 Feb 2012 08:34
    Message # 819402
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    Dear all,

    Please find below the programme for the forthcoming Workshop on the Old English Gloss to the Lindisfarne Gospels. It will take place on the 17th and 18th of April 2012 at the University of Westminster (309 Regent Street, London).

    Thanks to the generosity of LAGB, the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature and the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies of the U. of Westminster, there will be no registration fee. However, we will need to limit the number of participants. So, if you are interested in coming, please send me an e-mail at

    All the best,

    Dr Sara M. Pons-Sanz


    Tuesday, 17th of April


    Registration and welcome


    Key-note lecture                                             

    Dr Robert M. Millar (U. of Aberdeen), ‘At the Forefront of Linguistic Change: The Morphology of Late Northumbrian Texts and the History of the English Language, with Particular Reference to the Lindisfarne Gospels’




    The language of the gloss I                                         

    Ms Christine Bolze (U. of Cambridge), ‘Forms and Functions of ‘to be’ in the Lindisfarne Gospels and the late West Saxon Gospels

    Ms Marcelle Cole (U. of Seville), ‘Northumbrian Present Indicative Verbal Morphology in the Lindisfarne Glosses’

    Mr George Walkden (U. of Manchester), ‘Null subjects in the Lindisfarne Gospels as Evidence for Syntactic Variation in Old English’


    Coffee break


    The language of the gloss II                                                   

    Prof. Hans Sauer (Ludwig-Maximilian U., Munich), ‘Word-Formation and Loan-Formation in the Lindisfarne Gospels’

    Mr Marcin Fortuna (Ludwig-Maximilian U., Munich), ‘Ablaut Derivation in the Old English Gloss to the Lindisfarne Gospels’

    Prof. Robert Stevick (U. of Washington), ‘Graphotactics of the Gloss to the Lindisfarne Gospels’


    Conference dinner

    Wednesday, 18th of April


    Key-note lecture                                                          

    Prof. Michelle Brown (U. of London), ‘“A Good Woman's Son”: Aspects of Aldred's Agenda in Glossing the Lindisfarne Gospels’


    Coffee break


    The Latin text and the glosses

    Dr Anna Wojtys and Dr Joanna Esquibel (U. of Warsaw), ‘What could æfter be? On the plethora of its meanings and uses in the English gloss to the Lindisfarne Gospels

    Dr Paul Cavill (U. of Nottingham), ‘Maxims in Aldred’s Glosses to the Lindisfarne Gospels’

    Prof. Patrizia Lendinara (U. of Palermo), ‘The “Unglossed” Words of the Lindisfarne Glosses’




    The Lindisfarne gloss in context                                    

    Dr Tadashi Kotake (U. of London) ‘Did Owun Really Copy from the Lindisfarne Gospels? Reconsideration of his Source Manuscript(s)’

    Dr Karen Jolly (U. of University of Hawai`i at Manoa), ‘The Process of Glossing and Glossing as Process: Scholarship and Education in Durham A.IV.19’

    Prof. Philip Rusche (U. of Nevada Las Vegas), ‘The Lindisfarne Gospel Glosses in Relation to the Benedictine Reform and the Southumbrian Glossing Traditions’

    Mr Markus Schiegg (Ludwig-Maximilian U., Munich), ‘Categorizing Vernacular Glosses: Illocutionary Forces in the Margins’


    Coffee break


    Key-note lecture                                            

    Prof. Jane Roberts (U. of London), ‘Aldred: Context and Ambitions’



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