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-a||Building an Image: Percy Self-Presentation in the Royal Manuscript|
Index terms: Genealogy and Prosopography, Language and Literature - Middle English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
|Paper 755-b||One Scribe, Two Texts, and a Missing Quire in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS 851|
Index terms: Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Religious Life
|Paper 755-c||Reading Medieval Miscellanies: A Response|
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Manuscripts and Palaeography
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.