A talk by Clare Lees.
WHERE: Tribble A202
WHEN: 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 20th
This paper examines the ways in which temporalities and chronologies frame our understanding of both medieval and post-medieval literature, using three examples: the making of history in the tenth century; the invention of Anglo-Saxon history in contemporary British fiction; and the fictional quality of early medieval literary history.
Clare Lees’ work as a medievalist is at the intersection of several disciplines: Anglo-Saxon Studies, which takes as its subject English language, literature and culture from about the late fifth century to about the mid-1100s; Medieval Studies, with its emphasis on inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary work; and Gender and Sexuality Studies.. She has published widely on Old English literature and most recently edited The Cambridge History of Early Medieval English Literature(University of Cambridge Press, 2013)