IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 232: Reform and Renewal in Late Medieval Devotional Compilations, II

Monday 6 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:'Devotional Compilations' Project, Swiss National Science Foundation
Organiser:Marleen Cré, Faculté des lettres, Université de Lausanne
Moderator/Chair:Diana Denissen, Section d'anglais, Université de Lausanne
Paper 232-aCompiling St Bridget in Late Medieval England
(Language: English)
Laura Saetveit Miles, Institutt for Fremmedspråk, Universitet i Bergen
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Paper 232-bRolle's Oleum Effusum Nomen Tuum in Late Medieval Devotional Compilations
(Language: English)
Denis Renevey, Faculté des lettres, Université de Lausanne
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Lay Piety, Religious Life
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.