19 November 2018 5.30pm — 6.30pm
Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)
Julia Mattison - (University of Toronto), RBC Foundation-Bodleian Fellow
Janet Walwyn | email@example.com | 01865 287156
Fifteenth-century English libraries and private collections have long been known to contain manuscripts in French. Studies of these French manuscripts have often emphasized contemporary acts of translation into English. Instead, this talk draws on manuscripts from the Bodleianís collections, as well as medieval references to French books, in order to investigate how English readers and owners interacted with these objects. A close study of surviving French manuscripts reveals the reading habits of multilingual English readers and their understandings of the relationship between language and literature.
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