Volume 23 (2013)


  • Carmela Vircillo Franklin, History and Rhetoric in the Liber Pontificalis of the Twelfth Century
  • Marek Thue Kretschmer, The Elegiac Love Poems Versus Eporedienses and De Tribus Puellis and the Ovidian Backdrop
  • Justin Lake, Gerbert of Aurillac and the Study of Rhetoric in Tenth Century Rheims
  • Stephen Pelle, An Edition of an Unstudied Early Carolingian Sermon Collection
  • Albrecht Classen, Dialectics and Courtly Love: Abelard and Heloise, Andreas Capellanus, and the Carmina Burana
  • Elizabeth P. Archibald, Whose Line is it Anyway? Dialogue with Donatus in Late Antique and Early Medieval Schools
  • Julian P. Haseldine, Affectionate Terms of Address in Twelfth-Century Latin Epistolography: A Comparative Study of the Letters of Bernard of Clairvaux, Peter the Venerable, and Peter of Celle
  • Alfred Hiatt, Geography in Walter of Châtillon’s Alexandreis and its Medieval Reception
  • John F. Petruccione, The Glosses of Prudentius’s Peristephanon in Leiden, Universiteitsbibliotheek, Burmann Quarto 3 (Bur. Q. 3) and their Relationship to a Lost Commentary

J.R. O’Donnell Memorial Lecture Series

The lecture series was established in 1992 to honour the memory of Rev. Prof. J.R. O’Donnell, who passed away in 1988. O’Donnell was a Basilian priest educated at the University of Toronto and the École des Chartes. From the 1930s to his retirement in 1971 he taught Medieval Latin, palaeography, and the edition of texts at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies and in the Classics Department at the University of Toronto. His rigorous teaching standards were carried over into his scholarship. His book Nine Mediaeval Thinkers and his articles on Calcidius, Alcuin, Bernard Silvestris, and Coluccio Salutati are cited as authoritative contributions to this day. The series is intended to commemorate O’Donnell’s wide interests that embraced philology, the classical tradition, and medieval philosophy and theology. It is also meant to give prominence to the general field of Medieval Latin Studies.

  1. Father Leonard E. Boyle, O. P., Prefect, The Vatican Library
    • “The Vatican Library: Its Resources for Medieval Latin Studies”
    • Tuesday, 12 January 1993, Alumni Hall SMC
    • Not published by author’s request
  2. Professor Peter Dronke, Professor of Medieval Latin, University of Cambridge
  3. Professor Michael Winterbottom, Corpus Christi Professor of Latin, University of Oxford
  4. Professor Mary Caruthers, Professor of English, New York University
  5. Professor Brian Stock, Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
    • “Ethical Values and Literary Imagination in the Later Ancient World”
    • 27 September 1996, Alumni Hall SMC
    • Not published by author’s request
  6. Professor Gernot Wieland, Professor of English, University of British Columbia
  7. Dr. Vivien Law, Reader in Linguistics, Sydney Sussex College, Cambridge
  8. Professor Jan Ziolkowski, Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature, Harvard University
  9. Prof. Dr. Walter Berschin, Professor of Medieval Latin, University of Heidelberg
  10. Professor Danuta Shanzer, Professor of Classics, [quondam] Cornell University
  11. Professor Terence Tunberg, Professor of Latin, University of Kentucky
  12. Professor Ralph Hexter, President and Professor of Comparative Literature, Hampshire College
    • “From the Medieval Historiography of Latin Literature to the Historiography of Medieval Latin Literature”
    • Friday, 12 November 2004, Alumni Hall SMC
    • Published, JMLat 15 (2005), 1–24
  13. Professor Bernice M. Kaczynski, Professor of History, McMaster University
    • “The Authority of the Fathers: Patristic Texts in Early Medieval Libraries and Scriptoria”
    • Friday, 24 March 2006, Alumni Hall SMC
    • Published, JMLat 16 (2006), 1–27
  14. Professor Richard Sharpe, Professor of Diplomatic, University of Oxford
  15. Professor Rita Copeland, Professor of Classics and English, University of Pennsylvania
    • “Naming, Knowing, and the Object of Language in Alexander Neckham’s Grammar Curriculum”
    • Friday, 30 January 2009, The Great Hall CMS
    • Published, JMLat 20 (2010), 38–57
  16. Professor Claudio Moreschini, Professor of Classical Philology, University of Pisa
    • “Hermetism in the Twelfth Century”
    • Friday, 23 October 2009, Alumni Hall SMC
    • Not published by Author’s request
  17. Professor Winthrop Wetherbee, Professor of English and Classics, Cornell University
  18. Professor Martin Camargo, Professor of English, University of Illinois
  19. Professor Carmela Vircillo Franklin, Professor of Classics, Columbia University
    • “History and Rhetoric in the Twelfth Century Redaction of the Liber Pontificalis
    • Friday, 30 November 2012, The Great Hall CMS
    • Forthcoming in JMLat 23 (2013)
  20. Professor John J. Contreni, Professor of History, Purdue University
    • “Learning for God: Education in the Carolingian Age”
    • Friday, 7 February 2014, The Great Hall CMS
    • Forthcoming in JMLat 24 (2014)

Volume 22 (2012)

Ferruccio Bertini (1941–2012)
Francesco Stella

Karsten Friis-Jensen (1947–2012)
Karin Margareta Fredborg

Paul Klopsch (1920–2012)
Michele C. Ferrari


Wulfstan’s Commonplace Book Revised: The Structure and Development of “Block 7,” on Pastoral Privilege and Responsibility
Michael D. Elliot

The Authorship and Transmission of De tribus habitaculis animae
Elizabeth Boyle

The Sacred and the Obscure: Greek and the Carolingian Reception of Martianus Capella
Sinéad O’Sullivan

John Scottus and Greek Mythology: Reprising an Ancient Hermeneutic in the Paris Commentary on Martianus Capella
Michael W. Herren

Rhythm and Music: The Sequences of Notker Balbulus
Jonathan Davis-Secord

In Search of Geoffrey of Vinsauf’s Lost “Long Documentum”
Martin Camargo

Words, Wit, and Wordplay in the Latin Works of the Venerable Bede
Tristan Major

Alcuin and the Legatine Capitulary of 786: The Evidence of Scriptural Citations
Bryan Carella

Laon Revisited: Master Anselm and the Creation of a Theological School in the Twelfth Century (A Review Essay)
Alexander Andrée


Cannon, Christopher and Maura Nolan, eds. Medieval Latin and Middle English Literature: Essays in Honour of Jill Mann
Jonathan M. Newman

Carlson, David R. ed., and A. G. Rigg, trans. John Gower. Poems on Contemporary Events: The Visio Anglie (1381) and Cronica tripertita (1400)
Siân Echard

Echard, Siân. The Arthur of Medieval Latin Literature: The Development and Dissemination of the Arthurian Legend in Medieval Latin
Richard Moll

Glaze, Florence Eliza and Brian K. Nance, eds. Between Text and Patient: The Medical Enterprise in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Faith Wallis

Greenblatt, Stephen. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
Michael W. Herren

Grondeux, Anne, ed. Glosa super Graecismum Eberhardi Bethuniensis – Capitula I–III: De figuris coloribusque rhetoricis
Carla Piccone

Harris, Max. Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools
William Robins

Herren, Michael W., ed. and transl. The Cosmography of Aethicus Ister: Edition, Translation and Commentary
Michael Lapidge

Le Briz, Stéphanie and Géraldine Veysseyre, eds. Approches du bilinguisme latin-français au moyen âge: linguistique, codicologie, esthétique
Brian Merrilees

Leonardi, Claudio. Agiografie medievali, ed. Antonella degl’Innocenti and Francesco Santi
Michael Lapidge

Mandreoli, Fabrizio. La teologia della fede nel De Sacramentis Christiane fidei di Ugo di San Vittore
Hugh Feiss

McDonough, Christopher J. ed. Alexandri Neckam Sacerdos ad altare
Rita Copeland

O’Sullivan, Sinéad, ed. Glossae aeui Carolini in libros I–II Martiani Capellae De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii
Andrew Hicks

Warntjes, Immo. The Munich Computus: Text and Translation. Irish Computistics between Isidore of Seville and the Venerable Bede and its Reception in Carolingian Times
Eric Graff

Weber, Stefan. Iren auf dem Kontinent: Das Leben des Marianus Scottus von Regensburg und die Anfänge der irischen ‘Schottenklöster’
Dáibhí Ó Cróinín

Wendling, Fabrice, ed. Hugonis de Miromari De hominis miseria, mundi et inferni contemptu
Michael Winterbottom