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30th Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies

30TH SAINT LOUIS CONFERENCE ON MANUSCRIPT STUDIES
SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY
10–11 OCTOBER 2003

PROGRAM

FRIDAY, 10 OCTOBER 2003
Anheuser-Busch Auditorium, Cook Hall

Registration and Breakfast – 8:00am

Opening Remarks – 8:50am

Session I – 9:00am

Issues of Illustration in Manuscripts of Medieval Romance
Organizer: Meradith McMunn (Rhode Island College)

  • The Game of Chess: A Multivalent Miniature in a Fragment of the “Roman de la Rose”
    Meradith McMunn (Rhode Island College)
  • The Trojan Family Tree in France: The Unusual Full-Page Illuminations of an Early Copy of the “Roman de Troie”
    Elizabeth Morrison (J. Paul Getty Museum)
  • Issues of Placing and Treatment of Illustrations in the Lancelot-Grail: A Comparative Study
    Alison Stones (University of Pittsburgh)

Morning Break – 10:30am

Session II – 11:00am

The Face of the Page: First Impressions, Graphic Habits, and Manuscript Design
Organizer: Nancy van Deusen (Claremont Graduate University)

  • The Layout of Early Manuscripts of Bede
    George H. Brown (Stanford University)
  • The Pseudo-Peter of Poitiers Gloss: First Soundings
    Marcia L. Colish (Yale University)
  • The Face of the Page and the Imagination of Space
    Nancy van Deusen (Claremont Graduate University)

Luncheon – 12:30pm
Knights Room, Pius XII Memorial Library

Session III – 2:00pm

Islamic Manuscripts
Organizer: Sylvie L. Merian (The Pierpont Morgan Library)

  • Paper and Islamic Manuscripts
    Jonathan Bloom (Boston College)
  • The Manuscripts of Rashid al-Din
    Sheila Blair (Boston College)
  • In the Beginning … : Frontispieces and Front Matter in Early Persian Illustrated Manuscripts
    Marianna Shreve Simpson (Baltimore, Md.)

Afternoon Break – 3:30pm

LOWRIE J. DALY, S.J., MEMORIAL LECTURE ON MANUSCRIPT STUDIES – 4:00pm

  • Lucy Freeman Sandler (New York University)
    The Role of Illustrations in Medieval Encyclopedias

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

SATURDAY, 11 OCTOBER 2003
Anheuser-Busch Auditorium, Cook Hall

Breakfast – 8:30am

Session IV – 9:00am

Aspects of French Vernacular Manuscript Production
Organizer: Richard H. Rouse (University of California, Los Angeles)

  • Language, Genre, and Manuscript Production: The Case of Johannes Jacobi
    Keith Busby (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
  • The Role/Roll of Rubrics in the Commercial Production of Vernacular Texts in Paris, 1318-1418
    Mary Rouse (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Preparing Multiple Copies in Short Order: The Evidence from the Surviving Original Manuscripts of Christine de Pizan's "Livre des fais et bonnes meurs du sage roy Charles V"
    Christine Reno (Vassar College)

Morning Break – 10:30am

LOWRIE J. DALY, S.J., MEMORIAL LECTURE ON MANUSCRIPT STUDIES – 11:00am

  • Jonathan J.G. Alexander (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)
    Portraiture in Italian Renaissance Manuscripts

Luncheon – 12:30pmKnights Room, Pius XII Memorial Library

Session V – 2:00pm

Greek Manuscripts
Organizer: Donald F. Jackson (University of Iowa)

  • Greek Manuscripts in the Vatican Library in 1518
    Donald F. Jackson (University of Iowa)
  • Compiling an Album of Watermarks of Sixteenth-Century Greek Manuscripts
    Mark L. Sosower (North Carolina State University)
  • The Repertorium of Greek Copyists: A Mine of Information for Cultural History of the Middle Ages
    Ernst Gamillscheg (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek)

Afternoon Break – 3:30pm

Session VI – 4:00pm

Images, Rhetoric, and Narrative
Organizer: Sherry C.M. Lindquist (St. Louis, MO)

  • The Role of the Image in Illustrated Manuscripts of "Les Miracles de Notre-Dame" by Gautier de Coinci (ca. 1177‒1236)
    Anna Russakoff (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)
  • The Rhetoric of Silence: Picturing the Book at a Carthusian Charterhouse
    Sherry C.M. Lindquist (St. Louis, MO)
  • Visual Rhetoric in Early Fifteenth-Century French Humanist Translation
    Anne D. Hedeman (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Closing Remarks – 5:30pm