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Lecture on Medieval manuscript design

From: Clare Manias <cmanias>
Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Please join the NY Chapter of the Guild of Book
Workers for a lecture by Ms. Sonja Drimmer

"A Unique Manuscript of the Confessio Amantis and the
    Reconfiguration of Conventions"
Columbia University
Butler Library, Room 523
Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 6pm

Co-sponsored with Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript
Library.

Refreshments will be served

Sonja Drimmer is a PhD candidate in the department of art history at
Columbia University.  She holds an M.A. from the University of York
in England, and a B.A. from Brown University.  Sonja focuses on
illuminated manuscripts of late medieval England, particularly those
which contain literary texts.

Within the collection at The Morgan Library and Museum is a
manuscript of John Gower's Confessio Amantis (MS M126), containing
108 of an original 110 miniatures.  Both the sumptuous quality of
this manuscript and the abundance of miniatures illustrating it, are
uncommon for a late-medieval secular and non-scholastic work. Ms.
Drimmer will discuss the tangible and theoretical space in which
image creates stability among and around the words of a very
volatile text.  She will also demonstrate that this manuscript
produces meanings by framing its textual content within images and
layouts that belong to numerous manuscript conventions of this era.

Columbia University is located at 2960 Broadway at 116th Street.
Butler Library is located on the south side of the Quad.

The lecture is free, but please RSVP to Georgia Southworth at
southworthconservation [at] gmail__com or call 646-247-3727.

Clare Manias


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