[GBW] Reminder: Lecture this Wednesday 6_20 NYC. Medieval Manuscript design

Nellie Stavisky NeStavisky at JTSA.EDU
Tue Jun 19 10:35:13 EDT 2007

Dear Claire,

I am hoping to attend.


Nellie Stavisky
Conservation Dept.
Jewish Theological Seminary
3080 Broadway
New Yorl, N.Y. 10027

At 11:09 PM 6/18/2007, you wrote:
>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"
>Wednesday, June 20th, 2007 at 6:00 PM
>Columbia University
>Butler Library, Room 523
>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
>cmanias at yahoo.com
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