Participants were asked to considering the following while preparing their papers:
In what ways are conventional approaches to book history, manuscript studies, or textual theory not fully adequate for what you are attempting in your paper? What are the limitations of these methods and theories, and what are the critical consequences of these limitations? How might we imagine more robust and/or flexible approaches?
SESSION 1: 9:30-11:00
The Textual Borders of Rolle's Lessons of the Dead: Poetry and Peritext
Andrew Kraebel – Trinity Univ.
The Scholarly Value of Unauthoritative Manuscripts: La Cité des Dames
Hope Johnston – Baylor Univ.
SESSION 2: 11:15-12:45
The Lives and Afterlives of St. Lutgard: From Manuscript to Print
Barbara Zimbalist – Univ. of Texas, El Paso
Communities of the Page in the Ælfrician Homiletic Corpus
Mary Kate Hurley – Ohio Univ.
SESSION 3: 2:00-3:30
Stabbed then Stab-Stitched: Marlowe's Death and the Transmission of Dramatic Manuscripts
Aaron Pratt – Trinity University
The Most Important Insignificant Renaissance Book
Elizabeth Scala – Univ. of Texas, Austin
SESSION 4: 3:45-5:15
Medieval Devotion and Its Afterlives: The Lussher Psalter (Lilly Library MS Ricketts 28)
Nancy Bradley Warren – Texas A&M Univ.
"No maim"? Donne's First Epithalamion and the Problem of Generic Transmission
Willis Salomon – Trinity Univ.