Western Washington University Professor of English Kathryn Vulić will give a talk entitled “Exploring Medieval Manuscripts” at Western Washington University from 4:00-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14 in Western Libraries Special Collections (Wilson Library 6th floor). Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. for those who wish to stop by before the event to meet the new Special Collections Librarian, Michael Taylor.
The event is free and open to the public.
Using both original and facsimiles of medieval manuscripts held by Special Collections, Vulić will provide an overview of the study of medieval handwriting, manuscript construction, creation and preservation. Her talk will focus on composition, writing, binding, circulation and ultimately preservation, leading us to a better understanding of the medieval processes around manuscript production and use.
Kathryn Vulić (A.B, Ohio State University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley) has been at Western Washington University since 2004 teaching Medieval Literature and Romance, Old Middle English, British Literature, as well as seminars on Chaucer, Chaucer’s England, and Tolkien’s Medieval Sources. She has published and presented papers on the audiences and circumstances of composition of late-medieval writings, medieval understandings of reading and literacy, and the influence of prayer rhetoric and meditative habits on the forms and content of Middle English texts.
This talk is offered as part of the Heritage Resources Distinguished Speakers program. For more information about the event, please contact Tamara Belts, Special Collections Manager, Tamara.Belts@wwu.edu, (360) 650-3193.