Session Title

Building the Auctores: Assessing the Use of Authorities in the Construction of Medieval Texts

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Institute for Medieval Studies, Univ. of Leeds

Organizer Name

Lauren A. Moreau

Organizer Affiliation

Institute for Medieval Studies, Univ. of Leeds

Presider Name

Axel E. W. Müller

Presider Affiliation

Institute for Medieval Studies, Univ. of Leeds

Paper Title 1

The Reception of Ambrosius Autpertus's De conflictu uitiorum atque uirtutum in the Pseudo-Bonaventure Liber pharetrae 2.15: Digital Approaches to Intertextual Evidence

Presenter 1 Name

Chris L. Nighman

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Wilfrid Laurier Univ.

Paper Title 2

Purloined Words and Stolen Authority? Referencing Methods, Functions, Forgery, and Authority in British Library Cotton Claudius B.iv, the Old English Hexateuch

Presenter 2 Name

Erica Simonitis

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Paper Title 3

Continuing Tradition and Creating Text: Old and New Auctores in Middle English Debate Poetry

Presenter 3 Name

Kathleen Burt

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Marquette Univ.

Paper Title 4

Hierarchies of Authority: Assessing the Auctores in Sermons Produced in England in the Fourteenth Century

Presenter 4 Name

Lauren A. Moreau

Start Date

15-5-2015 3:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 2016

Description

Within the course of medieval texts, auctores serve a variety of rhetorical purposes, such as developing an argument and providing gravitas. Although a great deal of scholarship has focussed on the theoretical aspects of the use of authority, fewer scholars have tackled the more practical aspects of writing authorities into the flow of the texts themselves. Questions on the ways in which medieval writers chose to reference both auctores and authoritative works have remained largely unanswered. The papers in this session will explore the ways in which textual authorities are used rhetorically in the construction of texts, paying particular attention to writers’ referencing methods, the placement of textual authorities and their overall function in the texts considered. The session will also include the treatment of the use of authority in the written and oral contexts of the texts.

Axel E.W. Müller and Lauren A. Moreau

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May 15th, 3:30 PM

Building the Auctores: Assessing the Use of Authorities in the Construction of Medieval Texts

Fetzer 2016

Within the course of medieval texts, auctores serve a variety of rhetorical purposes, such as developing an argument and providing gravitas. Although a great deal of scholarship has focussed on the theoretical aspects of the use of authority, fewer scholars have tackled the more practical aspects of writing authorities into the flow of the texts themselves. Questions on the ways in which medieval writers chose to reference both auctores and authoritative works have remained largely unanswered. The papers in this session will explore the ways in which textual authorities are used rhetorically in the construction of texts, paying particular attention to writers’ referencing methods, the placement of textual authorities and their overall function in the texts considered. The session will also include the treatment of the use of authority in the written and oral contexts of the texts.

Axel E.W. Müller and Lauren A. Moreau