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Clare A. Lees

This article explores the contributions of women scholars, writers and artists to our understanding of the medieval past. Beginning with a contemporary artists book by Liz Mathews that draws on one of Boethius‘s Latin lyrics from the Consolation of Philosophy as translated by Helen Waddell, it traces a network of medieval women scholars of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries associated with Manchester and the John Rylands Library, such as Alice Margaret Cooke and Mary Bateson. It concludes by examining the translation of the Old English poem, The Wife‘s Lament, by contemporary poet, Eavan Boland. The art of Liz Mathews and poetry of Eavan Boland and the scholarship of women like Alice Cooke, Mary Bateson, Helen Waddell and Eileen Power show that women‘s writing of the past – creative, public, scholarly – forms a strand of an archive of women‘s history that is still being put together.

Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Daniel Anlezark

The Flood theme is exploited and developed across a range of Old English Christian verse, but it is given special prominence in three longer narrative poems. Two of these, Genesis A and Exodus , draw on the Bible as their principal source; the third, Andreas , is an apocryphal account of events in the life of the apostle Andrew. The three poems differ in character

in Water and fire
James Paz

59 2 The ‘thingness’ of time in the Old English riddles of the Exeter Book and Aldhelm’s Latin enigmata What do we make of the transformation of things over time? Maybe one also ought to ask what things make of us over time: how are human beings transformed by the things that carry the traces of our voices and our bodies when we are gone? The Old English and Anglo-​Latin riddling traditions give voice to things, as if they could answer such a question. Yet, for the most part, criticism has focused on the rhetorical device of prosopopoeia, whereby the human

in Nonhuman voices in Anglo-Saxon literature and material culture
Loredana Teresi
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Barbara C. Raw
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Jasmine Kilburn-Small
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Dana Oswald

Graveyards tell us that the thing most likely to kill a woman is childbirth or the complications surrounding it. Despite the fact that childbirth was the most pervasive cause of death for young women in early medieval England, there are remarkably few Old English remedies relating to childbirth. Few medical remedies offer any substantive help for a labouring woman in early

in Conceiving bodies
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library