IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 755: Reading Medieval Miscellanies

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Thomas Sawyer, Department of English Washington University St. Louis
Moderator/Chair:Laura Saetveit Miles, Institutt for Fremmedspråk, Universitet i Bergen
Paper 755-aBuilding an Image: Percy Self-Presentation in the Royal Manuscript
(Language: English)
Noëlle Phillips, Faculty of English, Douglas College, New Westminster, British Columbia
Index terms: Genealogy and Prosopography, Language and Literature - Middle English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 755-bOne Scribe, Two Texts, and a Missing Quire in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS 851
(Language: English)
Thomas Sawyer, Department of English Washington University St. Louis
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
Paper 755-cReading Medieval Miscellanies: A Response
(Language: English)
Arthur Bahr, Literature Section Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

Book historians and literary critics widely recognize the importance of medieval miscellany manuscripts as textual repositories, as cultural archives, and as artifacts which uncover much about their makers and audiences. Recent scholarship – as by Alexandra Gillespie, Jessica Brantely, and Andrew Taylor, for example – has demonstrated the literary and historical value of reading unlike texts alongside one another in surprising or revealing material manuscript contexts. This panel presents papers which undertake to read difficult texts in little discussed mixed-content manuscripts.

Arthur Bahr, author of Fragments and Assemblages (2013) will respond.