IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 643: The Wycliffite Bible: New Research

Tuesday 4 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:'Towards a New Edition of the Wycliffite Bible', Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Organiser:Elizabeth Solopova, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Anne Hudson, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Paper 643-a'More trewe and more open': Methods Used in Revision of the Wycliffite Translation
(Language: English)
Elizabeth Solopova, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Paper 643-bBodleian Library, Oxford MS 554 and William Thorpe's Psalter
(Language: English)
Michael P. Kuczynski, Department of English, Tulane University, Louisiana
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Paper 643-c'Of the bridalis of Crist': Explaining the Wycliffite Song of Songs
(Language: English)
Daniel Sawyer, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Abstract

This session showcases recent research on the Wycliffite Bible, the first complete English translation of the Bible. Despite its importance as the most widely disseminated medieval English text, the Wycliffite Bible remains little explored by modern scholarship. Speakers will focus on diverse aspects of the Bible’s early history: textual and polemical practices of biblical glossing; methods used in translation and its revision; and the manuscript presentation of the Song of Songs, a text posing formidable challenges for book-producers. The session is organised in association with the Oxford-based AHRC-funded project to work towards a new edition of the Bible.