IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1733: Manuscripts without Borders, III: New Explorations in Manuscript Audience

Thursday 9 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Christine Voth, Seminar für Englische Philologie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Moderator/Chair:Christine Voth, Seminar für Englische Philologie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Paper 1733-aDominicans without Borders: Cataloguing Manuscripts Chester Beatty Library, MS W215 and San Antonio, Trinity University Special Collections, MS M2149.L4
(Language: English)
Kristina Kummerer, Independent Scholar Dublin
Index terms: Manuscripts and Palaeography, Monasticism
Paper 1733-b'To chaunge monnes kynde': Non-Binary Gender and Conversion in the Vernon Manuscript
(Language: English)
Leanne MacDonald, Department of English, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Index terms: Gender Studies, Hagiography, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1733-cRigidity and Fluidity: Visual Interventions in the Transmission of Hrabanus Maurus's In honorem sanctae crucis
(Language: English)
Kelin Michael, Department of Art History Emory University Georgia
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Manuscripts and Palaeography

This session offers new research into the intended audience of medieval manuscripts. Paper -a examines the additions to Dominican choir books that provides new insight into Dominican orders and the broader manuscript culture of the Middle Ages. Paper -b offers a new reading of the Vernon Manuscript collection that examines social and gender identity. Paper -c demonstrates that palaeographic and artistic changes to Hrabanus Maurus’s In honorem sanctae crucis over time and in different regions subtly alter the meaning of his work without changing the core text.