Session Title

Reading in Medieval England I: Spaces, Communities, and Media

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Mary C. Flannery, Carrie Griffin

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. de Lausanne, Univ. College Cork

Presider Name

Mary C. Flannery

Paper Title 1

Readers in 1501: A Micro-Study

Presenter 1 Name

Julia Boffey

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Queen Mary, Univ. of London

Paper Title 2

Pictures and Literacy: Reading Images in Twelfth-Century English Psalters

Presenter 2 Name

Kristen Collins

Presenter 2 Affiliation

J. Paul Getty Museum

Paper Title 3

Reading and Guiding: Navigation in Some Copies of The Prick of Conscience

Presenter 3 Name

Daniel Sawyer

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Oxford

Paper Title 4

Reading, Space, and Movement in the “Nine Pageauntes” of Thomas More

Presenter 4 Name

Heather Blatt

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Florida International Univ.

Start Date

9-5-2013 1:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 2345

Description

The papers in this session will situate the act of reading in relation to the media surrounding and/or generated by texts and in relation to the spaces and communities in which texts are encountered. Drawing on London chronicle accounts of events taking place in 1501, Professor Julia Boffey will conduct a micro-study of reading in a particular place at a particular time (‘Readers in 1501: A Micro-Study’). Our second presenter, Dr Heather Blatt, will present on multimediality in her discussion of Sir Thomas More’s short poems devised for wall hangings (‘Reading, Space, and the Body in the “Nine Pageantes” of Thomas More’). Presenting from an art historical perspective, Dr Kristen Collins will explore ways of reading picture cycles in twelfth-century English manuscripts (‘Pictures and Literacy: Reading Images in Twelfth-century English Psalters’). Finally, Daniel Sawyer will consider Bodleian Library MS Laud Misc. 486, focusing in particular on how the addition of navigational aids to this and other manuscripts of The Prick of Conscience illuminates both anticipated and actual information exchanges between readers (‘Reading and Guiding: Navigation in Some Copies of The Prick of Conscience’).

Mary C. Flannery and Carrie Griffin

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May 9th, 1:30 PM

Reading in Medieval England I: Spaces, Communities, and Media

Schneider 2345

The papers in this session will situate the act of reading in relation to the media surrounding and/or generated by texts and in relation to the spaces and communities in which texts are encountered. Drawing on London chronicle accounts of events taking place in 1501, Professor Julia Boffey will conduct a micro-study of reading in a particular place at a particular time (‘Readers in 1501: A Micro-Study’). Our second presenter, Dr Heather Blatt, will present on multimediality in her discussion of Sir Thomas More’s short poems devised for wall hangings (‘Reading, Space, and the Body in the “Nine Pageantes” of Thomas More’). Presenting from an art historical perspective, Dr Kristen Collins will explore ways of reading picture cycles in twelfth-century English manuscripts (‘Pictures and Literacy: Reading Images in Twelfth-century English Psalters’). Finally, Daniel Sawyer will consider Bodleian Library MS Laud Misc. 486, focusing in particular on how the addition of navigational aids to this and other manuscripts of The Prick of Conscience illuminates both anticipated and actual information exchanges between readers (‘Reading and Guiding: Navigation in Some Copies of The Prick of Conscience’).

Mary C. Flannery and Carrie Griffin