Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Call for Papers: International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, May 2017
Special Session: *Manuscript Context for Early Anglo-Saxon, Caroline, and Germanic Verse* [4th year in a row]
This session seeks papers considering the manuscript context and all associated matters of palaeography and codicology for the earliest poetic texts recorded in Old English, Anglo-Latin, Caroline Latin, Old Saxon, and Old High German.
Roughly: How did the earliest recorded verse (pre-925) get written down? What possible axes of influence were there between Continent and Britain? Study of unusual and/or difficult manuscript context is especially appreciated: acrostics, variant layout with a single poem or collection, punctuation, spacing, lineation, etc.
Organizer: Bruce Gilchrist, Dept. of English, Concordia University, Montréal, Québec Email:
By September 15, please.

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