“Every discrete person that redeth or hereth this...”: readers, listeners and owners of books in the Middle Ages and Beyond

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University of Bangor
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medievalismtransformed@bangor.ac.uk

“Every discrete person that redeth or hereth this...”:
readers, listeners and owners of books in the Middle Ages & Beyond

The Sixth Annual Medievalism Transformed Conference will be held on the 11th of June 2010 at Bangor University. This is an interdisciplinary postgraduate conference accepting papers on studies in the medieval period, especially literature, history, theology, art and music; other subjects will be considered as well.
We welcome proposals on the theme of the medieval audience: modes in which a text is presented to the public and interactions between the author and the book reader, listener or owner.
Suggested topics are as follows, but not limited to:
• Presentation methods of medieval text, e.g. performance and reading
• Editorial revision as the first response
• Target audience identified through dedication, patronage or addresses in the text
• Miscellanies and book collections indicating the audience reading tastes
• Additions to text through music, illumination and marginalia
• Interpretation and use of medieval books in post-medieval context
Please send a 200-250 words abstract to medievalismtransformed@bangor.ac.uk by the 25th of May 2010 to be considered for the presentation of a 20 minute paper with 5 minutes for questions. Together with the abstract, please include a short paragraph (up to 50 words) describing your area of study, institution and contact information.

Plenary speaker Ian Rumbold: 'Hermann Pötzlinger's Library'
The conference includes a workshop on the Bangor Pontifical manuscript

The event is supported by the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature and the Centre for Medieval Studies, Bangor University.

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bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
interdisciplinary
medieval
twentieth_century_and_beyond