Francesca Allfrey (KCL) - 2015-16 Students

Anglo Saxon things and contemporary creative and cultural practice

My project is all about understanding how Anglo-Saxon things perform social, cultural, or political work today. I will be looking at the twentieth – twenty first century ‘lives’ of Anglo-Saxon texts and objects (things that were created in England between about 400-1000CE), including the ‘Seafarer’ Old English poem, the Latin life of ‘St Columba’, and the treasures of Sutton Hoo. The work of archaeologists, museum curators, amateur medievalists, artists, creative writers, and mainstream media from the last 30 years (but occasionally 100 years) will be my contemporary focus.

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