By Raeleen Chai-Elsholz, Leo Carruthers, Tatjana Silec
Witnesses to the disappearance of a textual content, palimpsest manuscripts endure the marks in their personal genesis, with their unique inscription rubbed out and written over at the similar parchment. This assortment explores analogies of erasure and rewriting saw in editorial and literary practices underlying the creation of texts from medieval England.
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Notes The present study was supported by a grant from the Romanian Research Council (CNCSIS, UEFISCSU PN II-RU-TE 290/2010). 1. D. G. Wilson, Scribes and Scholars: A Guide to the Transmission of Greek and Latin Literature, 3rd ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991), p. 85. 30 A D R I A N PA PA H AG I 2. Rosamond McKitterick, “Palimpsests: Concluding Remarks,” in Georges Declercq, ed. Early Medieval Palimpsests, Bibliologia 26 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2007), p. 145 [145–51]. 3. H. Beeson, “The Palimpsests of Bobbio,” in Miscellanea Giovanni Mercati VI.
In a related vein, Thomas De Quincey, in Suspiria de Profundis , assesses the status palimpsests have acquired in terms of an inversion of value between the literary work (“jewel” or “freight”) and the vellum (“setting of the jewel” or “vehicle”). See his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Suspiria de Profundis (Boston, 1866), pp. 227–8. Thomas D. Hill, “Introduction,” in Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture, Vol. 1, ed. Frederick M. Biggs, Thomas D. Hill, Paul E. Szarmach, and E.
See his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and Suspiria de Profundis (Boston, 1866), pp. 227–8. Thomas D. Hill, “Introduction,” in Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture, Vol. 1, ed. Frederick M. Biggs, Thomas D. Hill, Paul E. Szarmach, and E. Gordon Whatley (Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, 2001), p. xxi [xv–xxxiii]. Leslie Brubaker, “Palimpsest,” in Dictionary of the Middle Ages, vol. 9 (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1987), p. 355. Eric Jager, The Book of the Heart (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), p.
Palimpsests and the Literary Imagination of Medieval England: Collected Essays by Raeleen Chai-Elsholz, Leo Carruthers, Tatjana Silec