The 2022 Medium Ævum Annual Lecture

July 2, 2022

4.30 to 6.00 PM (GMT +1)

‘Middle English Books of Devotion and Liturgical Privatisation in Fifteenth-century England’

Dr Ryan Perry (University of Kent)

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Dr Perry’s lecture will examine several devotional texts (such as pseudo-Bonaventure’s Meditationes vitae Christi and its English redaction by Nicholas Love) alongside manuscript assemblages to investigate how vernacular religious materials were put in service of individualised or household reading programmes. Such programmes might imitate the rhythms of the official liturgy or alternatively be understood in some respects as quasi-liturgies, reflecting improvised devotional regimens and structures of pious observance.