Harvard Commemorates Alastair Minnis’s Medieval Theory of Authorship

January 23, 2014

On 10 February 2014 the Medieval Studies program at Harvard will mark the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of Alastair Minnis’s Medieval Theory of Authorship with a panel comprising scholars from a variety of disciplines reflecting on the relationship between author, authority, experience, and memory in the production and dissemination of knowledge in medieval societies. The panelists will include Rita Copeland (Classics and English, University of Pennsylvania), Mary Franklin-Brown (French and Italian, University of Minnesota), Katharine Park (History of Science, Harvard University), and Anna Zayaruznaya (Music, Yale University), with Alastair Minnis himself acting as respondent. The following day, Alastair will lecture on the book he has just completed, From Eden to Eternity: Creations of Paradise in the Later Middle Ages.

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