Pleasure in Anglo-Saxon England


Yale University


Conference sessions take place in the Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 119a, 320 York St.


9:45 – 10:30 Breakfast


10:30 – 11:45 Session 1: Linguistic Pleasures

Presider: Denis Ferhatović


Andrés D.S. Wilson (Columbia): Dreaming the Impossible Dream: the Implications of dream as Ideal Joy

Respondent: Emily Butler (University of Toronto)


Corey J. Zwikstra (Notre Dame): The Pleasure of Symphosius' 'But':
Influence and Opposition between Latin Enigmata and Old English Riddles

Respondent: William Salmon (Yale)


E-Ching Ng (Yale): Swinging the Top: A Crux in the Old English Apollonius of Tyre

Respondent: Carrie K. Ho (Rutgers)


12:00 – 12:45 Manuscript Session with Fred Robinson, at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 121 Wall Street.


1:00 – 2:00 Lunch in HGS, sponsored by the Beinecke


2:15 – 3:45 Session 2: Sense, Emotion, and Appetite

Presider: Jordan Zweck


Hilary E. Fox (Notre Dame): The Pleasure of Anger in Beowulf

Respondent: Andrew Pfrenger (University of Connecticut)


Rosa Maria Fera  (Cambridge): Ţa Fif Andgitu: the Anglo-Saxon Perception of the Five Senses

Respondent: Brigit McGuire (Columbia)


Aaron Hostetter (Princeton): A Tasty Turn of Phrase: Cannibal Poetics in Andreas

Respondent: Mary Kate Hurley (Columbia)


3:45 – 4:00 Tea and Coffee Break


4:00 – 5:15 Session 3: Hagiographic Heroines

Presider: Irina Dumitrescu


Anthony Adams (Tennessee): Sympathy for the Devil? The Pleasure of Sacrifice in Juliana

Respondent: Nienke Christine Venderbosch (Yale)


Laura Miles (Yale): Mothering the Book in Old English Versions of the Life of St. Margaret

Respondent: Wendy Hoofnagle (University of Connecticut)


Sarah Sheridan (Rutgers): Old English Judith and the Pleasures of Subjectivity

Respondent: Lytton Smith (Columbia)


6:30 Dinner at BAR, 254 Crown Street.



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