Special Collections

15th Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies

14–15 OCTOBER 1988


  • Abstracts: Manuscripta 32 (1988): 163-75

Knights Room, Pius XII Memorial Library

Registration and Breakfast – 8:00am

Session I –9:00am

  • De institutione inclusarum of Aelred of Rievaulx and the Preface to the Vernon Manuscript (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS English Poetry a.1)
    Marsha L. Dutton (University of Michigan)
  • Re-Forming Books: Some Dismembered Anglo-Saxon Vernacular Manuscripts Associated with Exeter (Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MSS 419 and 412; London, British Library, MS Cotton Cleopatra B.xiii; London, Lambeth Palace, MS 489)
    Jon Wilcox (University of Iowa)
  • A Practical Illustrated Handbook for the Fifteenth-Century Preacher (Vorau, Augustiner Chorherrenstift, MS 130)
    Joanne S. Norman (Gloucester, ONT)

Morning Break –10:30am

Session II –11:00am

  • The Writing of Solomon and Saturn I: A Verse Dialogue in Old English (Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MSS 41 and 422)
    Katherine O'Brien O'Keefe (Texas A&M University)
  • The Effect of Incipits on Portraits of the Evangelists in Greek Gospel Books
    William Loerke (Dumbarton Oaks)
  • Iconic Text and Literary Text in the Veronese Riddle (Verona, Biblioteca Capitolare, MS LXXXIX)
    Chiara Bassi (Dickinson College)

Luncheon –12:30pm

Session III –2:00pm

  • A Twelfth-Century Mosan Rendition of the Dialogues of St. Gregory the Great (Brussels, Bibliothèque royale, MS 9916-9917)
    Gretel Chapman (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale)
  • Observations on a Crucifixion Miniature from the Eleventh-Century Anglo-Saxon Judith Gospels (New York, Pierpont Morgan Library, MS M.709)
    Katherine M. Long (Brown University)
  • The Depiction of Local Saints Chrysanthus and Daria in the Prüm Troper-Gradual (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, Ms. lat. 9448)
    Janet Marquardt-Cherry (Eastern Illinois University)

Afternoon Break – 3:30pm

Session IV –4:00pm

  • The Textual Tradition of a Poem on the Death of Jugurtha Found in Twenty-One Manuscripts in the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana and Its Potential for Defining Manuscript Relations
    Stephen Schierling (Louisiana State University)
  • The Spiritual History of Robert Thornton (London, British Library, MS Additional 31042)
    George R. Keiser (Kansas State University)
  • The Evangelium Nicodemi and Its Appendices in Medieval Latin Manuscripts
    Zbigniew Izydorczyk (University of Winnipeg)

Reception –5:30-7:00pm
Samuel E. Cupples House

Knights Room, Pius XII Memorial Library

Breakfast –8:30am

Session V – 9:00am

  • The Function of Initials in Some Manuscripts Containing Old French Epic Poems
    A. Richard Hartman (Oklahoma State University)
  • Manuscript Titles for Marguerite of Navarre's Heptaméron (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, MSS fonds français 1511, 1512, 1513, 1514, 1520, 1524; Orléans, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 467; Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Cod. Reg. lat. 929)
    Betty J. Davis (City University of New York)
  • Observations on Two Accounts of the Life of Catherine of Alexandria Preserved in an Anonymous Latin Text and an Old French Version of Clemence of Barking
    Carl E. Quesnell (Iowa State University)

Morning Break –10:30am

Session VI –11:00am

  • On the Fringes of the So-Called Ghent-Bruges School: Various Manuscripts from the Library of Raphael de Mercatellis
    Alain Arnould (Cambridge University, Wolfson College)
  • Symbol and Innovation in the Floral Borders of the Hours of Catherine of Cleves
    Elizabeth R. Schaeffer (Eastern Illinois University)
  • Manuscript Decorators and Artistic Taste in Fifteenth-Century Yorkshire: Part One, Pigments and Borders
    John B. Friedman (University of Illinois)

Luncheon –12:30pm

Session VII –2:00pm

  • A Consideration of the Available Translations of the Nicomachean Ethics as Sources for Las Siete partidas
    Marilyn Stone (Kingsborough Community College)
  • Iconography and Layout of the Adoration of the Lamb Page in the Soissons Gospels (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, Ms. lat. 8850)
    James A. Harmon (Northeast Missouri State University)
  • A Gondarine Copy of the Masehafa Tefut (London, British Library, MS Oriental 481)
    Marilyn E. Heldman (Washington University)

Afternoon Break –3:30pm

Session VIII – 4:00pm

  • An Anonymous Question on the Connections among the Moral Virtues (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Oriel 33)
    Linus J. Thro, S.J. (Saint Louis University)
  • An Account of the Diary of Henry Silver, 1857-1870 (London, Punch Archive)
    Constance R. Smith (Saint Louis University)
  • Gregorio Correr: Ex umbris et imaginibus in veritatem (Venice, Biblioteca nazionale Marciana, MS lat. XII 155 [3953])
    Joseph R. Berrigan (University of Georgia)

Closing Remarks – 5:30pm