Graduate Seminar: Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe

Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe, University of Calfornia, Berkeley

Katherine O’Brien O’Keeffe, University of Calfornia, Berkeley

Wednesday, January 17, 1996Wednesday, March 27, 1996
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Graduate Seminar

Constructions of ‘Self’ in Anglo-Saxon England

Katherine O’Brien O’Keeffe, University of Notre Dame

currently teaching at the University of Calfornia, Berkeley

This course addressed the question of ‘self’ in Old English prose texts, focusing on available evidence for constructions of ‘self’ in early England.  The themes of the course included royal constructions of subjectivity; the construction of the Other (presented as exotic or monstrous races); legal and penitential regulations of the self; and the gendering of the religious self. 

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