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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.
Send brief (ca. 200 words) abstract to Michael Elam: melam_at_slu.edu.
Session sponsored by the Saint Louis University Center for Medieval and
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