IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 522: Wycliffe, Hus, and the Impact of Reform, I: The Puzzle of Transmission

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Lollard Society / Centrum Medievistických Studií, Akademie vĕd České Republiky, Praha / Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Wien
Organiser:Petra Mutlová, Department of Classical Studies, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Moderator/Chair:Anne Hudson, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Paper 522-aTranslating Jerome: Aspects of Wycliffite Biblical Scholarship at Oxford
(Language: English)
Kantik Ghosh, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Theology
Paper 522-bRecording and Rewriting Jan Hus's Sermons from 1410-1412
(Language: English)
Pavel Soukup, Centrum Medievistických Studií, Akademie vĕd České Republiky, Praha
Index terms: Religious Life, Sermons and Preaching
Paper 522-cReception, Translation, and Manipulation: Latin Rewriting of Hussite Texts in 15th-Century Bohemia
(Language: English)
Jan Odstrčilík, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Sermons and Preaching
Abstract

The Wycliffite and Hussite projects of Church reform represent the most thorough attempts in late-medieval Europe to reshape religious and political ideologies and practices. In both cases, an academic controversy was immediately followed by a long-lasting ecclesiastical-political conflict. Despite the achievements of research into the Bohemian reception of Wycliffe’s writings, new comparative approaches need to be adopted in order to better understand the preconditions, realities and developments in England and Bohemia, as well as the Hussites’ bold experiment aimed at implementing some of the most radical Wycliffite ideas. The set of four sessions brings together specialists from Wycliffite and Hussite studies who will discuss their research into these late-medieval religious and political reform programs. In this session, the modalities of reception of the key writings of Wycliffe and Hus will be discussed, focusing on their manuscript transmission and cultural contexts.