IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1509: Editing Texts from Later Medieval England

Thursday 5 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:AHRC Project 'Towards a New Edition of the Wycliffite Bible'
Organiser:Daniel Sawyer, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Anne Hudson, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Paper 1509-aEditing the Wycliffite Old Testament Lectionary
(Language: English)
Cosima Gillhammer, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1509-b21st-Century Edition Design: The Wycliffite Bible in Print and Online
(Language: English)
Daniel Sawyer, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1509-cButler, Palmer, Ullerston: An Oxford Debate on Biblical Language, c. 1400
(Language: English)
Elizabeth Solopova, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

This session showcases new research arising from three editions: of parts of the Wycliffite Bible, of the Wycliffite Old Testament Lectionary, and of academic treatises on biblical translation. These projects involve texts surviving in single and multiple witnesses, straddle Latin and Middle English, and entail print and digital publications: together, they constitute a kind of textual-critical laboratory. Speakers will report findings from their editorial work, but also consider methodological implications for the practice of textual criticism in medieval studies more generally. This session is organised in association with the Oxford-based AHRC-funded project ‘Towards a New Edition of the Wycliffite Bible’.