IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1645: Reform and Renewal in Late Medieval Devotional Compilations, III

Thursday 9 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:'Devotional Compilations' Project, Swiss National Science Foundation
Organiser:Marleen Cré, Faculté des lettres, Université de Lausanne
Moderator/Chair:Denis Renevey, Faculté des lettres, Université de Lausanne
Respondent:Ian Johnson, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies / School of English, University of St Andrews
Paper 1645-aNormative Devotional Books in 15th-Century England
(Language: English)
Ralph Hanna, Keble College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1645-bFrom Source to Compilation and Surviving Manuscripts: Fragments from Aelred of Rievaulx’s Speculum Charitatis in The Chastising of God’s Children
(Language: English)
Marleen Cré, Faculté des lettres, Université de Lausanne
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Theology
Abstract

One of three sessions in which speakers explore the interconnectedness of religious reform and literary renewal in late medieval devotional compilations in English and Latin. The papers will address the role of translation in compilations, Latin and vernacular compilation strategies, and how compilers select and modify their source texts in both form and content to integrate them in a new text or multi-text manuscript. Rather than as an uninspired and safe rehashing of accepted texts, compilation will be approached as an activity of literary renewal that can lead to the reform of devotional discourse, religious mentalities and practice.