Special Collections

16th Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies

13–14 OCTOBER 1989


  • Abstracts: Manuscripta 33 (1989): 155-68

Knights Room, Pius XII Memorial Library

Registration and Breakfast – 8:00am

Session I –9:00am

  • The Perlesvaus and the Fourth Lateran Council: A Reconsideration of Composition and Influence
    Suzanne Wilson (Washington University)
  • The Life and Social Milieu of the Scribe of the Wagstaff Miscellany (Yale University Library, MS 163)
    George R. Keiser (Kansas State University)
  • The Scandalous Occasions of British Library, MS Harley 2253
    Carter Revard (Washington University)

Morning Break –10:30am

Session II –11:00am

  • The Infamous b-text of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
    Beverly Boyd (University of Kansas)
  • Shakespeare's Last Poem
    W. Nicholas Knight (University of Missouri, Rolla)
  • Authorial Revision and the Problem of "Intentionality" in Norman Mailer's The Deer Park
    Joseph P. Tabbi (University of Toronto)

Luncheon –12:30pm

Session III –2:00pm

  • Botticelli's Manuscript of Dante's Commedia for Lorenzo di Pier Francesco de' Medici: Poetic Structure and Manuscript Design (Cod. Vaticanus Reginensis latinus 1896A; Berlin, Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz, MS Hamilton 201; etc.)
    Barbara Watts (Florida International University)
  • The Zodiac Man: From Babylon to Oxford
    Patricia D. Davis (University of Arizona)
  • The Illustrations Accompanying the Revised Aratus Latinus
    Elizabeth O'Connor (City University of New York)

Afternoon Break – 3:30pm

Session IV –4:00pm

  • What Manuscript Catalogues Can and Should Be: Points from the Henry E. Huntington Library Guide
    Philip E. Webber (Central College, Pella)
  • The Leonine Edition of the Liturgy of Corpus Christi
    Ronald J. Zawilla, O.P. (Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis)
  • Additional Pecia Indications in Henry of Ghent's Summa
    Gordon A. Wilson (Xavier University of Louisiana)
  • Excerpts from Vincent of Beauvais, Speculum historiale, in Codex Vaticanus Barberinianus latinus 2699
    Charles J. Ermatinger (Saint Louis University)

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

Knights Room, Pius XII Memorial Library

Breakfast –8:30am

Session V – 9:00am

  • A Portrait of Saint Sebald of Nuremberg by Simon Bening (Montréal, Musée des beaux-arts)
    Elizabeth Leesti (University of Toronto)
  • The Iconography of the Legend of Saint Gregory the Great and the Dove in a Romanesque Manuscript from Liège (Brussels, Bibliothèque royale, Ms. 9916-9917)
    Gretel Chapman (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale)
  • Illustrator as Commentator in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Junius 11
    Antha Cotten-Spreckelmeyer (University of Kansas)

Morning Break –10:30am

Session VI –11:00am

  • Inspired Doctrine: A High View of Teaching in the Early Oxford Community?  (Cambridge, Gonville and Caius College, MS 439 [437], II)
    Elwood E. Mather, III (Maywood, CA)
  • A Mutilated Manuscript of Marguerite de Navarre's Heptaméron (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, Nouvelles acquisitions françaises 22018)
    Betty J. Davis (City University of New York)
  • Lachmann, Bédier, and the Bipartite Stemma: Towards a Responsible Application of the Common-Error Method
    James Grier (Queen's University)

Luncheon –12:30pm

Session VII –2:00pm

  • The Notule auree of Boncompagno da Signa (Rome, Biblioteca Vallicelliana, cod. C 40)
    Joseph R. Berrigan (University of Georgia)
  • A New Critical Edition of Sedulius: Prolegomena
    Carl P.E. Springer (Illinois State University, Normal)
  • Resolving Some Differences between Kurfess and Pabón in the Text of Sallust, Bellum Jugurthinum
    Stephen Schierling (Louisiana State University)

Afternoon Break –3:30pm

Session VIII – 4:00pm

  • A Knyth Ther Was: Fifteenth-Century Spelling Changes as See in the N-Town Cycle of Mystery Plays (London, British Library, MS Cotton Vespasian D viii)
    Stephen Spector (State University of New York, Stony Brook)
  • Scribes and Proctors in Thirteenth-Century Papal Correspondence in the Hungarian National Archives
    James Ross Sweeney (Pennsylvania State University)
  • The Manuscript Tradition of Hungarian Royal Decreta of the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries
    János Bak (University of British Columbia)

Closing Remarks – 5:30pm