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Tuesday, 27 December

58. Innovation through Tradition: Medieval Perspectives on Textual Authority

7:00–8:15 p.m., Chevy Chase, Washington Hilton

A special session

Presiding: Michelle A. Karnes, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia

1. “‘Omnia vanitas?’: Human Happiness in John Gower’s Confessio amantis and Nicholas of Lyra’s Postilla on Ecclesiastes,” Jessica Rosenfeld, Washington Univ.

2. “Glossing the Entail: The Afterlife of ‘De donis conditianalibus’ in Common Law Statutes,” Eleanor Johnson, Univ. of California, Berkeley

3. “The Scholastic Dionysius,” Michelle A. Karnes

Respondent: Emily Rebecca Steiner, Univ. of Pennsylvania

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