Session Title

Romance Materiality I: The (Im)materiality of the Book

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Medieval Romance Society

Organizer Name

Jenn Bartlett

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of York

Presider Name

Jake Walsh Morrissey

Presider Affiliation

Trent Univ.

Paper Title 1

Conclusion, Closure, and Cultures of Reading

Presenter 1 Name

Siobhain Bly Calkin

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Carleton Univ.

Paper Title 2

The Straight Line: In, on, and around Household Miscellanies

Presenter 2 Name

Benjamin Ambler

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Arizona State Univ.

Paper Title 3

The Ambivalent Status of Luxury Goods in an Illuminated Roman de la rose : MS Ludwig XV 7

Presenter 3 Name

Melanie Garcia Sympson

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Start Date

14-5-2015 10:00 AM

Session Location

Schneider 1335

Description

This session explores the materiality of the romance book as object. How is romance affected by its medium? Papers examine romance manuscript codicology; conclusions, explicits, and closure of romances; rubrication, the placement of miniatures, and the later addition of titles and item numbers that aid or problematise methods of visual processing. They also question representations of fashion and material wealth in luxury show manuscripts and the didactic role of manuscript layout. Manuscripts covered include MS Ludwig XV 7, the Auchinleck Manuscript (NLS MS Advocates 19.2.1), Bodleian MS Ashmole 61 and Cambridge University MS Ff. 2.28. Texts discussed include the Roman de la Rose, Beves of Hamtoun, Kyng Alisaunder, Guy of Warwick, Sir Orfeo, Floris and Blancheflur, Roland and Vernagu and Of Arthour and of Merlin.

Jenn Bartlett

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May 14th, 10:00 AM

Romance Materiality I: The (Im)materiality of the Book

Schneider 1335

This session explores the materiality of the romance book as object. How is romance affected by its medium? Papers examine romance manuscript codicology; conclusions, explicits, and closure of romances; rubrication, the placement of miniatures, and the later addition of titles and item numbers that aid or problematise methods of visual processing. They also question representations of fashion and material wealth in luxury show manuscripts and the didactic role of manuscript layout. Manuscripts covered include MS Ludwig XV 7, the Auchinleck Manuscript (NLS MS Advocates 19.2.1), Bodleian MS Ashmole 61 and Cambridge University MS Ff. 2.28. Texts discussed include the Roman de la Rose, Beves of Hamtoun, Kyng Alisaunder, Guy of Warwick, Sir Orfeo, Floris and Blancheflur, Roland and Vernagu and Of Arthour and of Merlin.

Jenn Bartlett