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26th Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies


8–9 OCTOBER 1999


Knights Room, Pius XII Memorial Library

Registration and Breakfast – 8:00am

Opening Remarks – 8:50am

Session I – 9:00am

  • When to Meddle with a Manuscript
    Mary-Jo Arn (Cambridge, MA)
  • The Design of Westminster 21: A Fifteenth-Century Manuscript Anthology
    Karen Fresco (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
  • Early Modern Responses to Dante's Authority: Iconoclasm in Illuminated Manuscripts of the "Divine Comedy"
    Karl Fugelso (Columbia University)

Morning Break –10:30am

Session II – 11:00am

  • Benedictine Spirituality in the Late Thirteenth Century Seen in a Prayerbook of Mondsee Abbey
    Gregory Sebastian, O.S.B. (Hill Monastic Manuscript Library)
  • Maynsforth's Malevolent Manuscript, MS Bodleian 52
    Kerry E. Spiers (University of Louisville)

Luncheon – 12:00pm

Knights Room, Pius XII Memorial Library

Session III – 1:00pm

  • A Search for Legal Sources in the Mid-Sixteenth Century
    Donald F. Jackson (University of Iowa)
  • New Manuscript Evidence of Two Shakespeare Plays for Performance at King James' Court
    W. Nicholas Knight (University of Missouri, Rolla)

Afternoon Break – 2:00pm

Session IV – 2:30pm

  • Codices Latini Ohienses: Latin Manuscripts in the William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library of the Ohio State University
    Frank T. Coulson (Ohio State University)
  • The Anti-Crusading Visio cuiusdam Cartusiensis of 1455 and Its Manuscript Tradition
    Belinda Egan (Hill Monastic Manuscript Library)
  • Lay Women and Sarum Ritual: A Nuptial Prayer from Morgan MS. 861
    Mark Jones (Saint Louis University)

Session V - 4:00pm

  • Translation and Transmission: Textual Problems in Middle English Herbals
    George R. Keiser (Kansas State University)
  • Who Wanted an English Translation of Bernard of Gordon's "Lilium" in the Early Fifteenth Century?
    Linda Ehrsam Voigts (University of Missouri, Kansas City)

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

Knights Room, Pius XII Memorial Library

Breakfast – 8:30am

Session VI – 9:00am

  • The Text of Aeschylus's "Persae" in the Codex Vaticanus Palatinus gr. 139
    Charles J. Zabrowski (Gettysburg College)
  • Greek into Arabic into Georgian: The Transmission of Christian Literature in Palestine during the Early Islamic Period
    David Vila (John Brown University)
  • Towards a Critique of "Aetna Incerti Auctoris": Three Vatican Manuscripts
    Clinton J. Armstrong (Washington University)

Morning Break – 10:30am

Session VII – 11:00am

  • Huntington Library MS 129, fols. 218r-231r: The Nativity and Assumption of the Virgin Mary within the Context of other Rhymed Metrical Versions
    Anne Scott (Northern Arizona University)
  • The Miracle of Etcetera Wentworth: Suffolk, 1513, Feast of the Annunciation
    Jeanne Krochalis (Pennsylvania State University)

Luncheon – 12:00pm
Knights Room, Pius XII Memorial Library

Session VIII – 2:00pm

  • Manuscript Studies in the College Curriculum
    Ralph E. Doty (University of Oklahoma)
  • Teaching Art History through the Study of Manuscripts: Considerations of Pedagogy and Methodology in Teaching
    Barbara A. Beall (Providence College)
  • "A Tretyse of the Stodye of Wysdome that Men Clepen Benjamin": New Light on Its Authorship and Transmission
    Stephen E. Hayes (Hill Monastic Manuscript Library)

Afternoon Break – 3:30pm

Session IX – 4:00pm

  • Textual Organization in the English Versions of Mandeville's Travels
    Mary Hamel (Mount St. Mary's College)
  • Millennial Anxiety and Prophetic Texts in Old English Manuscripts
    M.J. Toswell (University of Western Ontario)
  • The Transmission of Ivo of Chartres Panormia in Medieval England
    Bruce Brasington (West Texas A&M University)
  • A "quaestio" by John Dymsdale on "Metaphysics VII" in a Miscellany of Leipzig, Unversitätsbibliothek, Hs. 1427
    Charles J. Ermatinger (Saint Louis University)

Closing Remarks – 5:30pm