IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1627: Material Philology: Manuscripts as Physical Objects in the Ecdotic Practice, II - Glosses in Context, Marginalia and How to Deal with Them

Thursday 4 July 2019, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino (SISMEL), Firenze
Organiser:Irene Malfatto, John Carter Brown Library, Rhode Island
Moderator/Chair:Lisa Fagin Davis, Medieval Academy of America, Massachusetts
Paper 1627-aMaterial Aspects in the Tradition of Notker the Stammerer's Gesta Karoli
(Language: English)
Matteo Salaroli, Dipartimento di Studi Letterari, Filologici e Linguistici, Università degli Studi di Milano
Matteo Salaroli, Dipartimento di Studi Letterari, Filologici e Linguistici, Università degli Studi di Milano
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1627-bThe Marginalia of Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 41: A Material Witness to Medieval Scribal Practices
(Language: English)
Patricia O'Connor, School of English, University College Cork
Patricia O'Connor, School of English, University College Cork
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1627-c'Anathema sit': Curse-Response Formulae and Editing English Monastic Manuscripts
(Language: English)
Astrid Khoo, Department of Classics, King's College London
Astrid Khoo, Department of Classics, King's College London
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

Medieval codices’ margins are primarily seen as a space for brief comments and annotations by both contemporary and later readers of a text. However, they can incorporate much more than readers’ comments: in some cases, they provide space for original literary invention, or may accommodate different texts which set up a dialogue with the main one. Furthermore, they often bear variants that prove to be of pivotal importance in the critical editing process, and can be fundamental in determining the relationships among manuscripts and scribes. This session explores interactions between texts and their margins, investigating the relationship among different kinds of marginal annotations and their significance within the philological work.