IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 507: The Wooing Group and Its Descendants: A Session in Memory of Catherine Innes-Parker

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Margaret Healy-Varley, Department of English, Providence College, Rhode Island
Moderator/Chair:Cate Gunn, University of Essex
Paper 507-aThe Reach of the Wooing Group Prayers
(Language: English)
Annie Sutherland, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Lay Piety, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Women's Studies
Paper 507-bIn Memory of Catherine Innes-Parker: A Global View of the Wooing Group
(Language: English)
Ayoush Sarmada Lazikani, Hertford College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Lay Piety, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Women's Studies
Paper 507-c'Raply as grehound on herte': Sourcing a Middle English Meditation
(Language: English)
Margaret Healy-Varley, Department of English, Providence College, Rhode Island
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Lay Piety, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Women's Studies
Abstract

This panel will discuss problems, findings and new methods in editing the Wooing Group prayers and their later adaptation into the 15th-century Talkyng of the Loue of God. It will address how codicological approaches might answer such questions as: How did lay patronage shape book production and circulation in England? What role did patronage play in the promotion of religious reform and orthodoxy? What role did translation play in it? How and why did literature written for women religious become attractive to wider audiences? How and why might literary innovation be made to look like a return to tradition? This session was planned by Catherine Innes-Parker. We will hold it in her memory.