After the Horror: Traumatic Loss and the Search for Meaning in Alcuin of York’s Writings about Lindisfarne and Northumbria
This essay addresses the manner in which literature negotiates the violence inherent to medieval and Early Modern European societies. In “After the Horror: Traumatic Loss and the Search for Meaning in Alcuin of York’s Writings about Lindisfarne and Northumbria” June-Ann Greeley explores the work of the eighth-century scholar and poet Alcuin and his response to the traumatic Viking destruction of his former monastery of Lindisfarne.
Greeley, J. A. (2020). After the horror: Traumatic loss and the search for meaning in Alcuin of York’s writings about Lindisfarne and Northumbria. In R. G. Sullivan & M. Pages (Eds.), Art and violence in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (pp. 149-171). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.