IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 524: Post-Medieval Manuscripts and Material Engagements with the Early Middle Ages, I

Tuesday 2 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Francesca Brooks, Department of English, King's College London
Carl Kears, Department of English, King's College London
Moderator/Chair:Carl Kears, Department of English, King's College London
Paper 524-aThe Ideal Book from Morris to Hubbard: Medieval Manuscripts' Influence, 1890-1925
(Language: English)
Elaine Treharne, Department of English, Stanford University
Elaine Treharne, Department of English, Stanford University
Elaine Treharne, Department of English, Stanford University
Index terms: Art History - General, Language and Literature - Old English, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 524-bMedieval Matters after 1945: From Bryher to Joan Jonas
(Language: English)
Clare A. Lees, Department of English Language & Literature, King's College London
Clare A. Lees, Department of English Language & Literature, King's College London
Clare A. Lees, Department of English Language & Literature, King's College London
Index terms: Art History - General, Language and Literature - Old English, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Women's Studies
Paper 524-cInnovation and Abstraction: A History of Lettering from Insular Manuscripts to David Jones and Nicolete Gray
(Language: English)
Francesca Brooks, Department of English, King's College London
Francesca Brooks, Department of English, King's College London
Francesca Brooks, Department of English, King's College London
Index terms: Art History - General, Language and Literature - Old English, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

This pair of sessions bring together researchers who are all engaged in thinking about how modern and contemporary poets, artists and practitioners have resourced and interacted with medieval manuscripts and medieval material culture more broadly. As often rare (and sometimes inaccessible) surviving glimpses of the textual culture of the past, medieval manuscripts continue to have a powerful hold on the modern cultural imagination. Exploring the artefacts of the medieval past as a creative resource for innovation, whether providing aesthetic, material, religious or political inspiration, these sessions suggest the rich creative legacies of medieval manuscripts beyond the Middle Ages.