CFP: [Medieval] Teaching Manuscripts and Text-Editing (asap)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Elam
contact email: 

I am chairing a session Teaching Manuscripts and Text-Editing
sponsored by Saint Louis University's Center for Medieval and
Rennaissance Studies to be held at the 44th International Congress on
Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo. The session still has vacancies, and
those interested on presenting should contact me ASAP.

This session is designed to explore the challenges, pitfalls, rewards,
etc. of teaching paleography, manuscript transcribing, and
text-editing. The focus is mainly pedagogical, but papers presenting
some general issues related to manuscript editing are welcome. Topics
may include (but are by no means limited to) the problems presented by
the Piers Plowman manuscript families, recognizing audiences,
addressing the problem of loci difficiles in a text, ascribing
authorship, teaching the importance of manuscript-reading to students
(undergraduate and graduate), studying marginalia, studying manuscript
groupings and collections and their significance (e.g. Cotton
collection, Harley MS 2253 group, etc.), handwriting analyses, etc.

100-200 word proposal should be sent to asap.

Thank you,
Michael Elam

 From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
             more information at
Received on Wed Sep 17 2008 - 13:49:35 EDT