- Anglo-Saxon penitential literature: the relationship of vernacular texts to Latin sources; the relationship between penitentials and law codes; penance tariffs
- Anglo-Saxon confessional literature within the history of private and/or public confession: comparative analysis of Irish and continental penitentials; comparative analysis of later confessional literature (twelfth- and thirteenth-century)
- Sin as (theological) discourse: e.g. the meaning of sin, including guilt and shame
- The priest and his scriftboc: pastoral care and education
- Confession/penance and types of sin: e.g. sexual sins, theft, manslaughter
- Fasting, almsgiving and singing psalms
- Penitential/confessional dialogue
- Confession and gender; confession and status
- Anglo-Saxon readings of original sin
- Confession as poetic motif
- The confessional 'self'
- Sin/the sinner/confession/penance in Anglo-Sexon art and sculpture
- Judgement Day: the sinner before God in literature and/or art
A keynote address and masterclass will be delivered by Dr. Catherine Cubitt (York)
Submissions by January 28th, 2011 and registration enquiries to Christopher Monk.
Conference supported by SAGE, SAHC and John Rylands Library, Deansgate