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Anglo-Saxon Futures


									                         Anglo-Saxon Futures 2
                              About Time

   The Second International Workshop of the Anglo-Saxon Studies
                         Colloquium and
            King’s College London, May 23 and 24 2008
A 2 day international workshop of seminars and roundtables on the languages of Old
English and Anglo-Saxon Studies now: times, translations, temporalities. For all
interested postgraduates and staff, co-sponsored by King’s College London and the
Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium (Columbia University, New York University,
Princeton University and Rutgers University)

                   Friday May 23 (Council Room, Strand)

2:15-2:45 pm Coffee and Registration

2:45 Welcome (Clare Lees, King’s College London)

3:00-4:30 Current Times

      Kathleen Davies (Princeton), ‘Time, Poetry, and the Stillness of Speech’
      Patricia Dailey (Columbia), ‘He is ure heafod. and we sind his lima: How Ælfric
       Times the Body’
      Sharon M. Rowley (Christopher Newport University), ‘Who Read Æthelbert’s
       Letter? Translation, Mediation and Authority in the OE Bede’

4:30-5:00 Tea

5:00 –6:30 Translating Old English Poetry: The Ruin and Durham Workshop led
by Marijane Osborn (UC-Davis). Discussants: Aaron Hostetter (Princeton) and Matt Kohl
(NYU). Respondent: Chris Jones (University of St Andrews)

6:30-7:30 Reception

                 Saturday May 24 (Council Room, Strand)

10:30-12:00 Queer Futures

      Lisa Weston (California State, Fresno), ‘Desire and the Anglo-Saxon School Girl’
      Eileen A. Joy (Southern Illinois, Edwardsville), `Queer Times, Queer Bodies, and the
       Erotics of a Nomadic Anglo-Saxon Studies’
      Gillian Overing (Wake Forest), ‘Beowulf on Gender’

12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00- 2:30 Disciplines through Time

       Hal Momma (NYU) and Josh Davies (King’s College London), ‘Past Presents:
        Temporality Collaboration’
       Diane Watt (Aberystwyth) and Clare Lees (King’s College London), ‘GenderQueer

2:30-3:00     Coffee Break

3:00-4:30 The Old English Life of Mary of Egypt Roundtable discussion, Brigit
McGuire (Columbia), Stacy Klein (Rutgers), Carrie Ho (Rutgers), Laura S. Bailey (King’s
College London)

5:30-6:30 Reception

Reply Slip

I shall attend Anglo-Saxon Futures 2 on Friday 23 May and Saturday 24 May

Registration, tea/coffee, lunch and receptions on both days: £30 staff / £10 postgraduates.

Please indicate the following:

I am a postgraduate student and enclose a cheque for £10 made out to King’s College London 

I enclose a cheque for £30 made out to King’s College London 

I have special dietary requirements (please specify) 

Name and affiliation:


Email Address:

Please send replies by May 1 to: Clare A. Lees, Department of English, King’s College London,
Strand, London WC2R 2LS. Email:

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