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Encountering Things: Art and Entanglement in Anglo-Saxon England, 2019/20, Semester 2
Catherine Karkov
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Jane Bennett, ‘The Force of Things’, in Vibrant matter : a political ecology of things (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010), pp. 1-19.

Kellie Robertson, ‘Medieval Things: Materiality, Historicism and the Premodern Object’, Literature compass. 5/6 (2008): 1060-1080.

Ben Tilghman, ‘On the Enigmatic Nature of Things in Anglo-Saxon Art’, in Active Objects, Different Visions 4 (2014):

Karen Barad, ‘Quantum Enganglements and Hauntological Relations of Inheritance: Dis/continuities, SpaceTime Enfoldings and Justice-to-Come’, Derrida today. 3.2 (2010): 240–68.

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, ‘Stories of Stone’, Postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies 1 (2010): 56–63.

Tim Ingold, ‘Culture on the Ground: the world perceived through the feet’, in Being alive : essays on movement, knowledge and description (London: Routledge, 2011), pp. 33–50.

Siân Jones, Early medieval sculpture and the production of meaning, value and place : the case of Hilton of Cadboll(Edinburgh: Historic Scotland, 2004) Available at

Heather Pulliam, ‘Blood, Water and Stone: the Performative Cross’, in Making histories : proceedings of the sixth International Conference on Insular Art, York 2011, York 2011, ed. Jane Hawkes (Stamford: Paul Watkins Publishing, 2013), pp. 262–78 .

Kellie Robertson, ‘Exemplary Rocks’, in Animal, vegetable, mineral : ethics and objects, ed. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (Washington, DC: Oliphaunt Books, 2012), pp. 91-121.

Catherine Brown, ‘Manuscript Thinking: Stories by Hand’ Postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies 2 (2011): 350-68.

Bruce Holsinger, ‘Of Pigs and Parchment: Medieval Studies and the Coming of the Animal’, PMLA. 124.2 (2009): 616-23.

Bruce Holsinger, ‘Parchment Ethics: A Statement of More than Modest Concern’, New medieval literatures. 12 (2010), 131-36.

Sarah Kay, ‘Legible Skins: Animals and the Ethics of Medieval Reading’, Postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies 2 (2011), 13-32.

Lara Farina, ‘Wondrous Skins and Tactile Affection: the Blemmye’s Touch’, in, Reading skin in medieval literature and culture (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), pp. 11-28.

Asa Simon MIttman and Susan M. Kim, ‘Introduction: Conceiving the Inconceivable’, in Inconceivable beasts : the Wonders of the East in the Beowulf manuscript (Tempe, AZ: ACMRS, 2013), pp. 1-23.

Sonja Neef, ‘Preamble: Scribing On’, in Imprint and trace : handwriting in the age of technology (London: Reaktion Books, 2011), pp. 57-88.

Nigel Thrift, ‘Electric Animals: new models of everyday life?’ Cultural studies. 18.2-3 (2004): 461-82.

Symeon of Durham, excerpts from Symeon of Durham: Libellus de Exordio atque Procursu istius hoc est Dunhelmensis Ecclesie, ed. And trans. David Rollason (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000), pp. 17–61, 145-55. (On the life, death, relics and translations of St Cuthbert).

Karen Eileen Overbey, Postcolonial’, in Medieval Art History Today – Critical Terms, special issue of Studies in iconography. 33 (2012): 145-56.

Cynthia Hahn, ‘First Things’, in Strange beauty : issues in the making and meaning of reliquaries, 400-circa 1204(Philadelphia: Penn State University Press, 2013), pp. 3-64.

Arjun Appadurai, ‘Commodities and the Politics of Value’, in The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective, edited by Arjun Appadurai (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986).

Leslie Webster, The Franks Casket (London: British Museum, 2013). This is a very short book.

Ian Riddler, ‘The Archaeology of the Anglo-Saxon Whale’, in, The maritime world of the Anglo-Saxons, ed. Stacy S. Klein and William Schipper (Tempe, AZ: ACMRS, 2014), pp. 337-54.

Haruko Momma, ‘Ælfric’s Fisherman and the Hronrad: A Colloquy on the Occupation’, in, The maritime world of the Anglo-Saxons, ed. Stacy S. Klein and William Schipper (Tempe, AZ: ACMRS, 2014), pp. 303-21.

Carol Neuman de Vegvar, ‘Hronæs Ban: Exoticism and Prestige in Anglo-Saxon Material Culture’, in The maritime world of the Anglo-Saxons, ed. Stacy S. Klein and William Schipper (Tempe, AZ: ACMRS, 2014), pp. 323-35.

This list was last updated on 17/12/2015