ICMS 2024: The Brut: Texts and Traditions (virtual)
The historical texts known as the Brut, based on the legendary history of Britain introduced by Geoffrey of Monmouth, survives in multiple prose and poetic versions. The English prose Brut, for instance, was the most widely copied and circulated text next to Wycliffe’s Bible in fourteenth-century England. Many of these texts have been brought to light in the past two decades, through new discoveries and digitalization of known manuscripts, adding to our growing knowledge of the dissemination of the Brut tradition. This session invites papers that share findings about the Brut manuscripts, including new evidence in individual manuscripts, comparisons of variant texts, and examination of paleographic and codicological features, such as different scribal hands, illustration, rubrication, marginal notes, and the genealogy of the Brut manuscripts.
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Professor of English
University of Virginia-Wise
Wise, VA 24293