Publishing and Paratext in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods 11.-12.6.

Date(s) - 11/06/2018 - 12/06/2018

Helsingin yliopisto, Metsätalo

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Pub­lish­ing and Par­a­text in the Me­di­eval and Early Mod­ern Peri­ods

The colloquium will be held at the University of Helsinki, 11 and 12 June 2018. Venue: Metsätalo (Unioninkatu 40), 3rd floor, sali 11 (B310). Admission is free.

Monday 11 June

10:00–10:15 – Welcome Samu Niskanen & Matti Peikola

10:15–11:15 – Keynote: Benjamin Pohl (Bristol), Working copy or published version? Revisiting the earliest manuscript(s) of Eadmer of Canterbury’s Historia novorum in Anglia

11:30–13:00 – Session 1

  • Jesse Keskiaho (Helsinki), Framing Augustine’s text with annotation in the Early Middle Ages
  • Samu Niskanen (Helsinki), Publishing under papal auspices
  • Jaakko Tahkokallio (Helsinki), Robert of Gloucester’s patronage and the early distribution of Geoffrey of Monmouth’s De gestis Britonum in the light of the manuscript evidence

14:15–15:45 – Session 2

  • Jakub Kujawinski (Helsinki), A publishing friar. Intended readers and the primary audiences for works of Nicholas Trevet (c. 1258 – c. 1334)
  • Lauri Leinonen (Helsinki), Database of medieval publishing networks: preliminary remarks
  • Sanna Supponen (Helsinki), Reconstructing lost contents on the evidence of paratext: Alphabetum disticcionum of Master Mathias of Sweden

Tuesday 12 June
10:15–11:15 – Keynote 2: Leah Tether (Bristol): The ‘Un-publication’ of Middle English Romance in Early-Modern England

11:30–13:00 – Session 3

  • Mari-Liisa Varila (Turku): Compilers as text-producers in English printed paratexts 1500–1550
  • Aino Liira & Sirkku Ruokkeinen (Turku): Metadiscursive comments on translation in English front matter, 1400–1600
  • Matti Peikola (Turku): Paratextual frames for reading/using Middle English biblical manuscripts

14:15–14:45 – Open discussion

  • Conclusions and perspectives, a discussion chaired by Alderik Blom (Marburg)

The colloquium is sponsored by the ERC project Medieval Publishing, the University of Helsinki, and the University of Turku.