IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1544: Middle English Lyrics, I: Form, Focus, Function

Thursday 9 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Christiania Whitehead, Department of English & Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick
Moderator/Chair:Christiania Whitehead, Department of English & Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick
Paper 1544-aLydgate's 'Thoroughfare of Woe', and Lyric as Epitome
(Language: English)
Julia Boffey, School of English & Drama, Queen Mary, University of London
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1544-bMiddle English Lyrics: Editorial Obligation and Practice
(Language: English)
Thomas G. Duncan, School of English, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1544-cRichard Rolle's Lyrics: Spiritual Scripts and the Lyric Subject
(Language: English)
Katherine Zieman, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Religious Life
Abstract

These linked sessions are part of an ongoing initiative to generate new conversation and research on the Middle English lyrics, by Christiania Whitehead (Warwick) and Julia Boffey (Queen Mary), who both contributed to T.G. Duncan’s edited Companion to the Middle English Lyric (2005).
The initiative seeks to stimulate interest in the lyrics by viewing them in relation to a number of currently productive approaches to medieval culture: the history of the emotions; late medieval devotional cultures; poetic form; new directions in editorial practice; text, music, and performance; multilingualism, and manuscript contexts and textual mouvance.