The Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium

A Forum for Scholars of Early Medieval England

The Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium aims to foster intellectual exchange among faculty and graduate students whose interests embrace the language, literature, and culture of early medieval England. Currently based in Columbia, New York University, the University of Rhode Island, Rutgers, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, UC Berkeley, and King's College London, the Colloquium seeks to expand the resources available to Anglo-Saxonists from these universities and other institutions in the area, and also to create a welcoming intellectual community for anyone who is interested in Anglo-Saxon studies.

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Core Faculty Committee: Patricia Dailey, Columbia University; Kathleen Davis, University of Rhode Island; John Paul Gates; John Jay College; Stacy Klein, Rutgers University; Clare Lees, King's College, University of London; Haruko Momma, New York University; Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe, UC Berkeley.

Sponsored by: The Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University; The Office of the Dean for the Humanities, FAS, New York University; The Department of English, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; The Department of English, Rutgers University; University of Rhode Island; The Department of English, UC Berkeley.

Courses of Interest in Consortium Universities (Fall 2014-Spring 2015)

Past Courses of Interest in Consortium Universities


The following events have been scheduled for the 2013-2014 year. To learn about past events with ASSC, from Fall 2004 to Spring 2014 click here.

FALL 2014
Workshop on "The Fortunes of Man"
Stacy Klein (Rutgers University)
10:10-11:25am in Schermerhorn Ext. 754, Columbia University,
email for workshop materials
Elaine Treharne (Stanford University)
5-7pm in 300 Wheeler Hall, UC Berkley, with a reception to follow in 330 Wheeler
Three brief talks based on the authors' contributions to the book Capital and Corporal Punishment in Anglo-Saxon England (2014).
Thursday 13 November
Valerie Allen (John Jay College)
'When Justice Costs an Arm and a Leg: Revenge, Compensation, and Punishment in Early England'
Nicole Marafioti (Trinity University)
'Crime, Sin, and Punishment in Anglo-Saxon England'
Jay Gates (John Jay College)
'Getting Medieval: Memories of Punishment'
4:15-5:30 pm in room 9.64, New Building at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street). All are welcome. 
Friday 14 November
Nicole Marafioti (Trinity University)
‘The King's Body: Burial and Succession in Late Anglo-Saxon England’
7:00 pm History Department Lounge (room 5409), CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue)
CANCELED - Rescheduling TBA
Workshop on Problems Editing the Old English Soliloquies
Leslie Lockett (The Ohio State University)
12:00-2:00pm, 201D Philosophy Hall, Columbia University
CANCELED - Rescheduling TBA
“The Implied Author of the Old English Soliloquies: Who Did the Anglo-Saxons Think Augustine of Hippo Was?”
Leslie Lockett (The Ohio State University)
11:00AM-1:00PM IRWGS seminar room, 754 Schermerhorn Ext., Columbia University
"Moses the Egyptian in the Illustrated Old English Hexateuch"
Herman Broderick (Lehman College)
Co-Sponsored by the University Seminar in Medieval Studies
5:30 in the Faculty House, Columbia University
MARCH 10th
"Cannibals, Revenants, and Angels of Stone: The Wondrous Poetics of the Old English Andreas"
Irina Dumitrescu (University of Bonn)
at Columbia University
6:00PM-7:30PM IRWGS seminar room, 754 Schermerhorn Ext., Columbia University
Old English Meter Workshop followed by a talk, 
"Containing Texts: Literature in One, Two, and Three Dimensions"
Tom Bredehoft (Independent scholar)
12:00-2:00pm workshop, 6:00-8:00pm talk
at 244 Greene Street, NYU
contact Carla Thomas to RSVP

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