IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 922: Wycliffe, Hus, and the Impact of Reform, V: Editing Wycliffe and Hus - A Round Table Discussion

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 19.00-20.00

Sponsor:Department of Classical Studies, Masaryk University, Brno / Lollard Society
Organiser:Petra Mutlová, Department of Classical Studies, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Moderator/Chair:Petra Mutlová, Department of Classical Studies, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Abstract

This round table will address the modalities of reception of the key writings of Wycliffe and Hus throughout the centuries and the consequences of various source editions for our present understanding of these two influential reformers. We will discuss current editing projects as well as the reasons behind the availability or lack of critical editions and/or vernacular translations, focusing on why certain works were made accessible and others ignored. We will also pay attention to the way early modern prints, which are readily accessible but notoriously and sometimes intentionally biased, have distorted our image of the Wycliffite and Hussite ideas. This round table discussion complements the series of sessions on ‘Wycliffe, Hus, and the Impact of Reform’.

Participants include Anne Hudson (University of Oxford), Stephen Lahey (University of Nebraska, Lincoln), Pavlina Rychterová (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien), Elizabeth Solopova (University of Oxford), and Fiona Somerset (University of Connecticut).