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Engaging with the Academic Community

Work on the Geographies of Orthodoxy project continues apace. The project PDRAs, Dr Ryan Perry and Dr Allan Westphall, are currently working on codicological investigations of the project’s manuscript corpus and detailed (con)textual profiles of English pseudo-Bonaventuran materials respectively, which will issue in ground-breaking web-based outputs in 2009 and, hopefully, as a published catalogue at a later date.

The innovative project database will be made available for use by the scholarly community next year but it is our hope that the community will engage with our work-in-progress and our current thinking on the role of vernacular lives of Christ in late medieval literary cultures. This blog is our primary forum for such engagement. In the coming weeks, we will detail the project’s textual corpus and invite discussion of the texts we’ve included – as well as texts we may have left out. The blog currently hosts reviews of recent research with relevance to medieval religious literature and will include further reviews of scholarly work and previews of project research. We also hope to host an e-symposium later in the year on Kathryn Kerby-Fulton’s vitally important new book, Books Under Suspicion (reviewed on the project blog by Allan Westphall).

We therefore invite the community to get involved: thanks to Google Analytics, embedded in the project website, we are able to trace hits on the project site and know that our many, frequent visitors come from all over the world. If you are a postgraduate student working on medieval vernacular lives of Christ or have a question you would like to ask the project team, or if you are an established scholar working on cognate materials, use our commenting system to let us know what you think.


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  1. [...] the research and collaborative interrogation of a specific field. The project team calls for ‘engaging with the academic community‘ in order to produce a body of knowledge instantaneously accessible and commentable by [...]

    Posted by Geographies of Orthodoxy « Laura Saetveit Miles | June 7, 2010, 7:22 pm

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