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Monday, 28 December

298. The Josephine A. Roberts Forum: Early Modern Women’s Manuscripts

3:30–4:45 p.m., Grand Ballroom Salon L, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Renaissance English Text Society

Presiding: Elizabeth H. Hageman, Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham; Margaret P. Hannay, Siena Coll.

1. “‘Not Secretly Done’: Private Prayerbooks in the Court of Katherine Parr,” Susan M. Felch, Calvin Coll.

2. “Lady Katherine Ranelagh or Lady Margaret Orrery? Reattributing Authorship for The Boyle Family Receipt Book,” Michelle DiMeo, Univ. of Warwick

3. “Who Is Mrs. M. B.? Monastic Authorship and Dame Clementia Cary’s Psalms,” Jaime Goodrich, Wayne State Univ.

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Each one of these there presentations was phenomenal. These women offered ground-breaking ideas which were solidly backed by diligent research.

Almost two months later I am still rethinking what they said and how they made their determinations.

This was the most engaging session which I attended.

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