IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 1311: Readers and Writers of the Middle English Brut, II

Wednesday 16 July 2003, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Raluca Radulescu, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Trinity College, Dublin
Moderator/Chair:Raluca Radulescu, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Trinity College, Dublin
Paper 1311-aMedieval Women’s Readership of the Middle English Prose Brut
(Language: English)
Amy Noelle Vines, Department of English, Brown University
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1311-bWho Read the Middle English Prose Brut?: Evidence from the Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Elizabeth J. Bryan, Department of English, Brown University
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1311-cGentry Readers of the Brut and Genealogies
(Language: English)
Raluca Radulescu, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Trinity College, Dublin
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval
Abstract

The sources, content and readership of the Middle English Brut chronicle are of major importance for the understanding of the relationships of power and authority expressed in vernacular texts in late medieval England. The three papers in this session complement the other session with the same topic, bringing new approaches to the Brut: gender reading, ownership, and chivalric influences.