Most scholars who work with Ælfric’s Lives of Saints agree that it is time for a new scholarly edition. The current one, edited by W.W. Skeat, is inadequate for a number of reasons. At our session at ICMS 2012, a number of scholars expressed interest in having a new edition that was based on modern editing standards and made use of contemporary tools. It is clear that such an edition will be a collaborative effort. in that vein, this session will bring together interested parties to present concrete problems, solutions, and ideas with regard to editing and building a new Lives of Saints.
Please send abstracts of no more than 200 words describing your proposed involvement in this roundtable to Grant Simpson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 15th. Keep in mind that we’d like it to be a working session in the sense that we’d like to get to the bottom of what needs to be done and how we should go about accomplishing it.