Table Of Content
- About the author(s)/editor(s)
- About the book
- This eBook can be cited
- Table of Contents
- List of Tables
- Introduction: Bodies, Souls, and Selves in Anglo-Saxon England
- Souls, Bodies, and Selves in Vercelli
- The Body and Subjectivity
- Chapter 1: Souls With Bodies: Parsing the Self in Vercelli Homilies IV, XXII, and Soul and Body I
- Homily IV
- Soul and Body I
- Chapter 2: Baptism, Conversion, and Selfhood in Andreas
- Baptism, Conversion, and Typology
- Eschatology and Baptism in Andreas
- Doubt, Conversion, and Sainthood
- Chapter 3: The Self and the Community: Rogationtide and the Ascension in The Dream of the Rood and Vercelli Homilies X, XI, and XXI
- Baptism and the Doctrine of Ascension
- The Ascension in Christ II and The Dream of the Rood
- Identity and Community
- The Ascension in Vercelli Homilies X, XI, and XXI
- Chapter 4: Hagiography and the End(s) of the Vercelli Book: Models of Ideal Selfhood in Homilies XVII, XVIII, and XXIII
- Vercelli’s Eremitic Saints: Martin and Guthlac
- Vercelli XVII, The Purification of the Virgin
- Series index
Table 1.1 A comparison of Vercelli IV and the “Three Utterances” texts.
Table 1.2 A comparison of lines 42–48 of Vercelli’s Soul and Body I and Exeter’s Soul and Body II, with notes where the ASPR editions differ from their respective manuscripts.
Table 2.1 A comparison of Andreas lines 782–96a and 1623–29, demonstrating verbal echo.
I owe many debts of gratitude. I received a development grant from Albion College in 2012, and I received both a grant and the time to use it from DePauw University in 2016, without which I could not have finished this book. My initial research was completed with the support of the graduate program in English at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, under the excellent tutelage of Charles D. Wright, whom I cannot thank enough. He is an inspiring scholar and a gifted mentor, and I would have been lost without his insights and his proof-reading skills. I would also like to thank my other graduate advisors, Renée R. Trilling, Martin Camargo, Thomas N. Hall, and Robert W. Barrett for their many helpful suggestions, and my undergraduate mentor, William Veeder, who first showed me close reading.
I would like to thank Stephanie Clark and Shannon N. Godlove, with whom I spent many hours discovering the joys of Old English, and Kyle J. Williams for his conversations and his last-minute fact-checking. I owe a special thanks to Anthony J. Pollock, whose patience, guidance, and support over the years has been essential.
I also owe a debt to the organizers and attendees of the International Medieval Congress (Leeds), and the International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo), for the many opportunities to present and discuss the ← xi | xii → texts and ideas that eventually became this book. There is material in all five chapters that was formally presented at these conferences, or came up in questions, or was discovered in wine hours.
My thanks, as well, to the editors of Peter Lang, who have been most helpful during the publishing process and went out of their way to help me achieve the best book possible, and the editors of Studies in Philology, who granted permission to reprint Chapter 2. I am also grateful to the many libraries and librarians the world over who supplied the access and materials I needed to perform this research. I am especially indebted to the Capitulary Library in Vercelli, Italy, for their generous permission and assistance.
Above all, I would like to thank my parents, Margaret and Timothy Reading, who have worked tirelessly to give me everything I needed to succeed.
ÆCHom I Ælfric’s Catholic Homilies: The First Series (Text), ed. Peter Clemoes, EETS s.s. 17 (Oxford and New York: Oxford UP, 1997).
ÆCHom II Ælfric’s Catholic Homilies: The Second Series (Text), ed. Malcolm Godden, EETS s.s. 5 (Oxford and New York: Oxford UP, 1979).
AN&Q American Notes and Queries
ASE Anglo-Saxon England
ASPR Anglo-Saxon Poetic Records, eds. George Philip and Elliott Van Kirk Dobbie, 6 vols. (New York: Columbia UP, 1931–42).
Bosworth-Toller Joseph Bosworth, T. Northcote Toller, and Alistair Campbell, An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, 3 vols, with supplement by T. N. Toller and enlarged addenda and corrigenda by A. Campbell (Oxford: Oxford UP, 1882–98, 1908–21, 1972).
CCCC Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
CCSL Corpus Christianorum, Series Latina (Turnhout: Brepols, 1953–).
ChauR Chaucer Review
Clark Hall J. R. Clark Hall, A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary, 4th edition, with a supplement by Herbert D. Meritt (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1960).
CMRS Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
CSASE Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England
CSEL Corpus Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum Latinorum (Vienna: Gerold etc., 1866–).
DRA Alcuin, De ratione animae
EEMF Early English Manuscripts in Facsimile
EETS Early English Text Society
o.s. Original Series, 319 vols. to date (London: EETS, 1864–).
s.s. Supplementary Series, 19 vols. to date (London: EETS, 1970–).
EMS Essays in Medieval Studies
ES English Studies
Gneuss Helmut Gneuss, Handlist of Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts: A List of Manuscripts and Manuscript Fragments Written or Owned in England up to 1100, Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies 241 (Tempe: CMRS, 2001).
JEGP Journal of English and Germanic Philology
JMEMS Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
JTS Journal of Theological Studies
Ker Neil R. Ker, Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Anglo-Saxon (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992).
MÆ Medium Ævum
MGH Monumenta Germaniae historica inde ab anno Christi quingentesimo usque ad annum millesimum et quingentesimum, edited by Societas aperiendis fontibus rerum germanicarum medii aevi (Berlin: Weidmann; Hannover: Hahn, 1826–).
MLN Modern Language Notes
MnE Modern English
MP Modern Philology
MS Mediaeval Studies
NM Neuphilologische Mitteilungen
n.s. New Series
OE Old English
OEN Old English Newsletter
PG Patrologia Graeca, edited by J.-P. Migne, 161 vols. (Paris: n.p. 1857–1903).
PL Patrologia Latina, edited by J.-P. Migne, 221 vols., with 5 supplements edited by A. Hamann (Paris: n.p. 1844–1974).
PMLA Publications of the Modern Language Association
PQ Philological Quarterly
RSB Regula Sancti Benedicti, edited by R. Hanslik (Vienna: Tempsky, 1977), cited by chapter and verse.
SASLC Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture, edited by Frederick M. Biggs, Thomas D. Hill and Paul E. Szarmach (in progress).
SN Studia Neophilologica
SP Studies in Philology
ZfdA Zeitschrift für deutsches Altertum
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