Session Title

Beyond Bannatyne: Celebrating Four Hundred and Fifty Years of the Bannatyne Manuscript

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Medieval Makars Society; Scottish Text Society

Organizer Name

Ruth M. E. Oldman

Organizer Affiliation

Slippery Rock Univ.

Presider Name

Ruth M. E. Oldman

Paper Title 1

Reevaluating Bannatyne's Chaucer

Presenter 1 Name

Katherine H. Terrell

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Hamilton College

Paper Title 2

Rauf Coilyear: A Medieval Model of Resistance

Presenter 2 Name

K. A. Laity

Presenter 2 Affiliation

College of Saint Rose

Start Date

11-5-2018 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1125

Description

2018 marks the 450th anniversary of the Bannatyne Manuscript, which has provided so much to both the Scottish literary scene and the medieval canon from the British Isles. This session is designed to celebrate the anniversary of the anthology, exploring the rich compendium of scholarship that has resulted from studying the collection to the opportunities it still offers medieval studies. Scholars will explore how the MS has opened up a wide array of approaches to Older Scots literature, even those texts that preceded the MS and were not included. Katherine Terrell will discuss how the presence of Chaucer's name in the Bannatyne MS is a marker of a kind of transnational cosmopolitan authority and, perhaps, to signal a certain poetic register. K.A. Laity will present on The Taill of Rauf Coilyear, which offers a distinctive take on forms of resistance and the appropriation of power that stands in sharp contrast to the more familiar courtly romances. While this text does not appear in the Bannatyne, the poem mentioned by early Scots poets Gavin Douglas and William Dunbar, two prominent Older Scots authors featured in the Bannatyne. Although the poem is not directly featured, it is mentioned in poetry that has been included in the Bannatyne, demonstrating that the poem has indirect influence on the composition of the MS.

Ruth Oldman

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May 11th, 3:30 PM

Beyond Bannatyne: Celebrating Four Hundred and Fifty Years of the Bannatyne Manuscript

Schneider 1125

2018 marks the 450th anniversary of the Bannatyne Manuscript, which has provided so much to both the Scottish literary scene and the medieval canon from the British Isles. This session is designed to celebrate the anniversary of the anthology, exploring the rich compendium of scholarship that has resulted from studying the collection to the opportunities it still offers medieval studies. Scholars will explore how the MS has opened up a wide array of approaches to Older Scots literature, even those texts that preceded the MS and were not included. Katherine Terrell will discuss how the presence of Chaucer's name in the Bannatyne MS is a marker of a kind of transnational cosmopolitan authority and, perhaps, to signal a certain poetic register. K.A. Laity will present on The Taill of Rauf Coilyear, which offers a distinctive take on forms of resistance and the appropriation of power that stands in sharp contrast to the more familiar courtly romances. While this text does not appear in the Bannatyne, the poem mentioned by early Scots poets Gavin Douglas and William Dunbar, two prominent Older Scots authors featured in the Bannatyne. Although the poem is not directly featured, it is mentioned in poetry that has been included in the Bannatyne, demonstrating that the poem has indirect influence on the composition of the MS.

Ruth Oldman