Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lectures

A bequest from Mrs Frida Mond (d. 1923) added to the English Language / Literature Fund she had begun in 1910, and provided for both a ‘lecture, or paper, or monograph’ and a prize on Anglo-Saxon and Early English Literature. The lecture was first delivered in 1924, and subsequently named after the Academy’s first Secretary, Sir Israel Gollancz.

List of Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lectures delivered since 1960.

2019 Alcuin and Cynewulf: the art and craft of Anglo-Saxon verse, by Andy Orchard (text)

2016 Passionate, eloquent and determined: Heroines’ tales and feminine poetics, by Helen Cooper (text | audio)

2013 Getting A Word In: Contact, Etymology and English Vocabulary in the Twelfth Century, by Richard Dance (text | video)

2010 Personifications of Old Age in Medieval Poetry, by Ad Putter (text | text extract | audio)

2009 The Alfredian Project and its Aftermath: Rethinking the Literary History of the Ninth and Tenth Centuries, by Malcolm Godden (text)

2006 Bonjour Paresse: Literary Waste and Recycling in Book 4 of Gower's Confessio Amantis, by James Simpson (text)

2004 Authority and Intertextuality in the Works of Ælfric, by Joyce Hill (text | audio)

2002 Yorkshire Writers, by Ralph Hanna (text)

2000 Beowulf and Perception, by Michael Lapidge (text)

1998 Chaucer and Englishness, by Derek Pearsall (text)

1996 Beowulf in the Twentieth Century, by Fred C Robinson (text)

1994 ‘Pite for to here — pite for to se’: Some Scenes of Pathos in Late Medieval English Literature, by Douglas Gray (text)

1992 Anglicae linguae interpretatio: Language Contact, Lexical Borrowing and Glossing in Anglo-Saxon England, by Helmut Gneuss (text)

1990 Anger and ‘Glosynge’ in the Canterbury Tales, by Jill Mann (text)

1988 John Trevisa and the Use of English, by Ronald Waldron (text)

1986 Old English Wicing: A Question of Semantics, by Christine Fell (text)

1984 Unideal Principles of Editing Old English Verse, by E G Stanley (text)

1982 Autobiographical Poetry in the Middle Ages: The Case of Thomas Hoccleve, by J A Burrow (text)

1980 Langland and the Ideology of Dissent, by Pamela Gradon (text)

1978 The Compilation of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, 60 BC to AD 890: Vocabulary as Evidence, by Janet Bately (text)

1976 The Significance of English Place-Names, by Kenneth Cameron (text)

1974 Towards a Chaucerian Poetic, by Derek Brewer (text)

1972 The Literate Anglo-Saxon — On Sources and Disseminations, by J E Cross (text)

1970 The Nature of Alliterative Poetry in Late Medieval England, by Geoffrey Shepherd (text)

1968 Medieval Poetry and the Figural View of Reality, by Elizabeth Salter (text)

1966 The Date and Composition of Ancrene Wisse, by E J Dobson (text)

1964 The Orcherd of Syon and the English Mystical Tradition, by Phyllis Hodgson (text)

1962 The Old English Bede, by Dorothy Whitelock (text)

1960 Humfrey Wanley: Saxonist and Library-Keeper, by C E Wright (text)

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