A One-Day Symposium at Harvard University

held at

Real Colegio Complutense (26 Trowbridge St.)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Organizers: Nicholas Watson and Luis Girón-Negrón, with the assistance of Michelle De Groot

Sponsored by the Provostial Fund for the Humanities, the Medieval Studies Committee,

the Medieval English Colloquium, and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures


8.30: Coffee, light breakfast, registration, etc.

9.00-9.15: Coffee and Introductions

9.15-10.45: Panel One: The Arragel Bible Project and Spanish Bible Translation Studies
Chair: David Stern (University of Pennsylvania)
Gemma Avenoza (Universitat de Barcelona)
Andrés Enrique-Arias (Universitat de les Illes Balears)
Luis M. Girón Negrón (Harvard)
Francisco Javier Pueyo-Mena (Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid)
Ángel Sáenz-Badillos (Complutense University, Madrid and Outgoing Director of Real Colegio Complutense, Harvard)

10.45-11.15: Coffee/Tea and Fresh Air

11.15-1:00: Panel Two: The History and Current State of British Bible Translation Studies
Chair: Luis Girón-Negrón (Harvard)
Nicholas Watson (Harvard), "The Wycliffite Bible as the 'Earliest English Bible: An Immoveable Paradigm?"
Robert Stanton (Boston College), "Authority and Anxiety in Old English Biblical Translation"
Catherine McKenna (Harvard), "The Medieval Welsh Bible: From the Office of the Virgin Mary to William Morgan's Bible"
Jocelyn Wogan-Browne (Fordham), Thelma Fenster (Fordham), and Delbert Russell (University of Waterloo), "Bible Translations in the French of England"

1:00-2.30: Lunch (recommendations to local restaurants to be provided)

2.30-4.00: Panel Three: What Is Vernacular Bible Translation?
Chair: Michelle De Groot (Harvard)
Ralph Hanna (Radcliffe Fellow), "Preaching the Medieval Bible"
Cristina Maria Cervone (Radcliffe Fellow), "Lyric Subjectivity and Form: 'In a valley of this restless mind'"
Ryan McDermott (University of Pittsburgh), "Miroir/Oeuvre: Arnoul Gréban's Mystère de la Passion as Performed Bible?"
Aden Kumler (University of Chicago), "Painting the Sacred Page: Scripture Beyond the Letter"

4.00-4.30: Coffee/Tea and Fresh Air

4.30-6.00: Panel Four: The Audiences and Social Contexts of Vernacular Bibles
Chair: Nicholas Watson (Harvard)
Geoff Rector (University of Ottowa), "Style and Audience in Anglo-Norman Psalters (1100-1300)
Ryan Szpiech (University of Michigan), "Polemical Romance: Abner of Burgos and Romance Bibles"
Claire M. Waters (University of Virginia), "A Gospel for Learners: Transmitting the Word in Robert of Gretham's Évangiles des domnées"
James Simpson (Harvard), "Sixteenth-Century English Vernacular Bible Reading Culture: Novelty and Persecution"

7.00: Dinner