‘Every discrete person that redeth or hereth this…’: readers, listeners and owners of books in the Middle Ages

This is a Call for Papers and Poster advertising an interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Wales, Bangor, on June 11, 2010.

 

“Every discrete person that redeth or hereth this…”:
readers, listeners and owners of books in the Middle Ages
11th June 2010, Bangor University

 

The final deadline for submissions is the 25th of April 2010.

 

Plenary speaker Ian Rumbold: ‘Hermann Pötzlinger’s Library’

The conference includes a workshop on the Bangor Pontifical manuscript

 

Medievalism Transformed Bangor University

The Sixth Annual Medievalism Transformed Conference will be held on the 11th of June 2010 at Bangor University. This is an interdisciplinary postgraduate conference accepting papers on studies in the medieval period, especially literature, history, theology and music; other subjects will be considered as well.

We welcome proposals on the theme of the medieval audience: modes in which a text is presented to the public and interactions between the author and the book reader, listener or owner.
Suggested topics are as follows, but not limited to:

• Presentation methods of medieval text, e.g. performance and reading

• Editorial revision as the first response

• Target audience identified through dedication, patronage or addresses in the text

• Miscellanies and book collections indicating the audience reading tastes

• Additions to text through music, illumination and marginalia

• Interpretation and use of medieval books in post-medieval context

Please send your proposal (no longer than 250 words) for a 20-minute paper either electronically to the organizers at medievalismtransformed@bangor.ac.uk or by post to:
Medievalism Transformed
School of English, BangorUniversity,
Main Arts Building, College Road,

 

Bangor,

Gwynedd,

LL57 2DG

United Kingdom

 

Please feel free to contact us with any queries.

 

Regards,

Anastasija Ropa & Elina Hamilton

medievalismtransformed@bangor.ac.uk