January 18, 2017



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?



All Sessions are held in the Special Collections Reading Room, Coates Library 208

COFFEE: 9:00-9:30

   Faculty Gold Room


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.


LUNCH: 12:45-2:00    

    Faculty Gold Room


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.


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