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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 1509: Religious Miscellanies, I: Theoretical Approaches to Miscellaneity

Thursday 7 July 2016, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Project 'Literacy for All', University of Hull / Project 'Cities of Readers', Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Organiser:Sarah McKeon, Department of English, University of Hull
Moderator/Chair:Rob Lutton, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Paper 1509-aHeterarchy, Hierarchy, and Ordinatio: Late Medieval English Religious Miscellaneity
(Language: English)
Ian Johnson, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies / School of English, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Lay Piety, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Paper 1509-bLiteracy for All: The Poetics of Miscellaneity in Practice
(Language: English)
Elisabeth Salter, Department of English, University of Hull
Index terms: Lay Piety, Literacy and Orality, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1509-cShedding New Light on Religious Miscellanies: New Insights through Digital Humanities
(Language: English)
Giacomo Signore, Philosophisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Anna Dlabacova, Institut des Civilisations, Arts et Lettres, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Lay Piety, Manuscripts and Palaeography

This is one of three linked sessions on Religious Miscellanies. This session brings together medieval and modern theoretical approaches to the study of Religious Miscellanies. Johnson makes use of modern notions of heterarchy and the polythetic and theories of forma tractatus and ordinatio to discuss the pragmatics of Religious Miscellanies and the culturally miscellaneous. Salter examines the poetics of miscellaneity in a selection for texts designed for lay instruction. Signore and Dlabacova discuss how digital technologies can be used in the study of Religious Miscellanies to reveal nodes of information and intellectual patterns particular to different communities of readers.