‘The Fragments Project’: Poetic Responses to a Slice of Medieval Book History : Quadrivium
Dr. Deborah Thorpe is currently tutoring at the University of York following a year’s MHRA-funded postdoctoral work on the Digital Index of Middle English Verse. Her doctoral work focused on writing and reading in the medieval circle of Sir John Fastolf (d.1459), but her research interests have recently pushed to include the early modern. She is generally interested in the material culture of medieval and early modern texts and the relationship between humans and books. Here, she discusses her involvement in ‘The Fragments Project’ which grew from her recent blog post at The Scribe Unbound on ‘A Sensory Experience: A Touch/Hear/Smell Approach to Exhibiting Medieval Manuscripts’.