IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1202: Books and Texts: Presentation and Readership

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Onderzoeksschool Mediƫvistiek, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Organiser:Rob Meens, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Moderator/Chair:Rob Meens, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Paper 1202-aReading and Studying the Moralia in Iob: Marginal Scholarship in Utrecht, Universiteitsbibliotheek, HS. 86 from the Utrecht Abbey of St Paul
(Language: English)
Nick Pouls, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Education, Literacy and Orality, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper 1202-bPolitical Language during the Wars of the Roses: The Somnium Vigilantis and Sir John Fortescue's Declaration in London, British Library, Royal MS 17 D.XV
(Language: English)
Aline Douma, Afdeling Engelse Taal en Cultuur, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Political Thought
Paper 1202-cPlaying with Pestilence: The Black Death in The Witcher
(Language: English)
Sander Ootjers, Afdeling Geschiedenis, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Language and Literature - Dutch, Literacy and Orality, Printing History
Abstract

This session deals with the ways in which specific text were produced, read and transformed in the period from the late 11th to the 16th centuries in the Low Countries and England. It deals with manuscript fragments, a complete manuscript, and a printed book. The session addresses a range of questions concerning these artefacts, such as: how did they present their material, what effect could the presentation have on the reader, and how did readers use the texts found in them?