Events

(Image from Jesus College MS 39, by kind permission of Jesus College, Oxford)

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  • The team presented project research at the Women’s Literary Culture and the Medieval Canon-Workshop on Gender and Genre (The Leverhulme Trust), Boston University, 26 to 29 July 2016.
  • Diana Denissen was a guest lecturer in the History of the Book course, co-taught by Dr Sarah Baccianti and Tino Oudesluijs, at the UNIL on 13 April 2016, 10 to 12 p.m.
  • The team hosted and presented papers at the project conference: “This tretice, by me compiled”: Late Medieval Devotional Compilations in England, University of Lausanne, 31 March to 2 April 2016.
  • Denis Renevey presented a paper entitled ‘”Desyrable is thi name”: Fashioning the Name of Jesus in Some Devotional Compilations’, at the COST Working Group 2 workshop, ‘Religious Practices and Everyday Life (1350-1570), Lisbon, 22-24 March 2016.
  • Marleen Cré gave one of the spring lectures, entitled ‘Devotionele Compilaties in laat-middeleeuws Engeland: de lezende auteur en de schrijvende lezer’ (Devotional Compilations in Late Medieval England: the Reading Author and the Writing Reader) at the Ruusbroec Institute, University of Antwerp, 18 March 2016.
  • Diana Denissen and Marleen Cré gave a presentation in the Medieval English Research Seminar at the English Faculty, University of Oxford, on Wednesday 18 November 2015. Title: ‘Multiplicacion of many bokes’: Devotional Compilations and Religiosity in Late-Fourteenth and Fifteenth Century England’.
  • Denis Renevey was a guest speaker at the English Department and Department of Theology, University of Belfast (29 October 2015).
  • Denis Renevey lectured at the CEMEP workshop Pratiques Alimentaires, as part of the 2015-2016 strand ‘L’eau à la bouche: l’alimentation au Moyen Age’. His lecture was entitled: Mastications sacrées et le Nom de Jésus. University of Lausanne, 23 October 2015.
  • Denis Renevey and Marleen Cré took part in Plenary Meeting of Cost-Action IS 1301 (New Communities of Interpretation: Contexts, Strategies and Processes of Religious Transformation in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe). Religious Transformation in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Bridging the chronological, linguistic, confessional and cultural divides (1350-1570), Tours, 15 to 17 October 2015. Denis Renevey gave a paper entitled: ‘She shall here a sonne that ye shall calle Ihesu: Eleonor Hull and the Tradition of the Devotion to the Name of Jesus. Marleen Cré gave a paper entitled: Late Medieval Devotional Compilations and their Manuscript Contexts: The Chastising of God’s Children in London, British Library, MS Additional 33971 and Liverpool, University Library, MS F.4.10.
  • Denis Renevey and Marleen Cré took part in the workshop ‘Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the North of England in the Later Middle Ages’ at the University of Lausanne, 7 and 8 September 2015.
  • Denis Renevey was a plenary speaker at the ‘Medicine of Words Conference’, St Anne’s College, Oxford, held on 11 and 12 September 2015.
  • Denis Renevey took part in the workshop Women’s Literary Culture and the Medieval Canon, Chawton House Library, Chawton, Hampshire (20-24 July 2015).
  • The project team organised three sessions at the International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 6 to 9 July 2015.

Reform and Renewal in Late Medieval Compilations I (Session 132)

Reform and Renewal in Late Medieval Compilations II (Session 232)

Reform and Renewal in Late Medieval Compilations III (Session 1645)

We were very happy to have as our speakers: Sarah Macmillan, Liverpool Hope University; Diana Denissen, University of Lausanne; Margaret Healy-Varley, Providence College; Laura Saetveit Miles, University of Bergen (Norway); Denis Renevey, University of Lausanne; Marleen Cré, University of Lausanne; Ralph Hanna, Keble College, University of Oxford; Ian Johnson, University of St Andrews (respondent).

  • Denis Renevey, Diana Denissen and Marleen Cré took part in the workshop Emotions and Medieval Media, University of Lausanne, 19 and 20 June 2015. Denis Renevey took part in a Roundtable Discussion, and spoke on ‘Sweetness and the Power of Affectivity in Some Anglo-Norman and Middle English Lyrics’. Diana Denissen and Camille Marshall presented a guided analysis entitled ‘Pain, Pleasure and Performance: Public and Private Display Before Christ Portrayed’, and Marleen Cré gave a paper entitled ‘”But seeth now what ioie cometh”: Feelings in (the Manuscripts of) The Chastising of God’s Children‘.
  • Diana Denissen gave a presentation entitled ‘The Middle English Pore Caitif and its Manuscript Contexts’ at Research Materials: a Work-In-Progress Group on Manuscripts and Textual Transmission in the Middle Ages, University of Oxford, 20 May 2015.
  • Marleen Cré was the recipient of a Cost-Action IS 1301 Short-Term Scientific Mission Grant that enabled her to research the manuscripts of The Chastising of God’s Children and The Contemplations of the Dread and Love of God in London, Cambridge and Oxford. She was based at Oxford, as a, academic visitor of the English Faculty from 1 February to 1 May 2015.
  • Denis Renevey was an invited speaker at ‘My Favorite Things: Patterns of Construction and Perception in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period’, International Symposium, Salzburg, from 11 to 13 December 2014. He gave a lecture on ‘The Religious Materiality of the Name of Jesus’.
  • Marleen Cré gave a paper entitled ‘”The kalender either the table”: design and use of a database as a research tool (and more?) when researching late Middle English Devotional Compilations’ at the Annual Conference of the Belgian Association of Anglicists in Higher Education, held at the University of Antwerp, South Campus, on 28 November 2014.
  • The project team presented their research in the workshop ‘Vie de saint(e)s, compilations dévotionelles et piété affective dans l’Europe médiévale (1215-1538), in the ‘Programme de spécialisation: Culture, civilisation et résurgences du Moyen Âge 2014-2015’, with as its theme ‘Saints et sainteté, entre Moyen Âge et époque moderne. Concepts, évolutions, caractères’. The workshop was held at the University of Lausanne on 21 November 2014. Diana Denissen introduced Late Medieval Devotional Compilations, Marleen Cré gave a paper entitled ‘Exemplary Saints in two Late medieval English Compilations: The Chastising of God’s Children and The Holy Boke Gratia Dei‘, and Denis Renevey gave a paper entitled ‘Pseudo-sanctity and Authority: The Case of Richard Rolle (c. 1300-1349)’.
  • Denis Renevey spoke on Devotional Compilations at a round table on ‘Topics for future meetings’ at the E-Cost Meeting ‘Focusing on the page/book periphery: What do marginalia, marks of ownership and other textual accretions tell us?’. The E-cost meeting was held at the Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, on 23 and 24 October.
  • The project team presented their research in the Doctoral Workshop on Medieval and Early Modern English Studies at the University of Geneva on 15 October 2014, from 4.15 to 6.45 p.m., Faculté des Lettres, Room A210.
  • Marleen Cré gave a paper entitled “Compiling Strategies and Miscellaneity in The Chastising of God’s Children and The Holy Boke Gratia Dei” at the Late Medieval Manuscript Miscellanies Academy Colloquium, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science, held from 1 to 3 October 2014 in Amsterdam.
  • Diana Denissen gave a paper entitled “Late Medieval Female Spirituality and the Role of the Compiler in The Chastising of God’s Children and The Tretyse of Love” at Nuns Literacies, the Annual Conference of the History of Women Religious of Britain and Ireland (H-WRBI) held on 29 and 30 August 2014 in Glasgow.
  • Diana Denissen presented her PhD research at the fifth doctoral school of the Institute for Medieval Studies in Fribourg, held from 1-5 September 2014.
  • Doctoral Candidate Diana Denissen gave a paper entitled ” ‘I gave it to you entirely, nailed and stretched out on my cross, in this holy order’: Anchoritic Rhetoric in A Talkyng of the Love of God” at Medieval Anchorites in their Communities, the fifth international conference organized by the Anchoritic Society held from 22 to 24 April 2014, Gregynog Hall, Newtown, Wales.

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  • The Devotional Compilations Project team took part in the Research Days in Medieval English Studies, held on 4 April 2014 at Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary. The RDMES Series brings together Medieval English scholars from the universities of Budapest, Lausanne, Padua and Warwick.

 

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  • Denis Renevey and Marleen Cré gave a presentation on the set-up, research context and questions of the Devotional Compilations Project and Diana Denissen discussed textual evidence in a presentation entitled ‘The Tretise of Love and the Anchoress Transformed’ at the English Department Research Series, University of Lausanne, on 20 November 2013.