Author Affiliation

Yukie Baba is part-time researcher of the HUMI Project, Keio University. She is also researcher of the National Institute of Japanese Literature and graduate student in the Department of Cultural Resources at the University of Tokyo. Her publications include eBook Review: F. Donald Rogan: Runaway Religious in England, c.1240-1540f, Institute of Christian Culture: Fuji Womenfs College vol.1(2000). She has also worked on the Japanese translations of The Middle Ages: A Concise Encyclopaedia (Toyoshorin, 1999), ed. by Henry R. Loyn, The Facsimile: The Peterborough Bestiary (Yushodo & Faksimile Verlag Luzern, 2003), Christopher de Hamel, The Book: A History of the Bible (Toyoshorin, 2004), etc.

A.S.G. Edwards is currently Professor in the Department of English, University of Glamorgan. He has written on English verse and prose from the late fourteenth to the mid-sixteenth century and also on manuscript study, textual criticism and bibliography. He has most recently published a facsimile edition of BL MS Harley 2278 (British Library, 2004). A New Index of Middle English Verse (with Julia Boffey) will be publish by the British Library in 2005.

Takami Matsuda is Professor in the Department of English and American Literature at Keio University, Japan. His publications in English include Death and Purgatory in Middle English Didactic Poetry (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 1997), eThe Reception and Influence of ps.-Bernardine Meditationes Piissimae in Middle Englishf, The Medieval Translator 6 (1998), eThe Summonerfs Prologue and the Tradition of the Vision of the Afterlifef, Poetica 55(2001). He has also written on Middle English lyrics, the Canterbury Tales, and late medieval travel narratives.

Neil McLynn is Professor in the Faculty of Law at Keio University, Japan. He is the author of Ambrose of Milan: Church and Court in a Christian Capital (Berkeley and Los Angeles: California University Press, 1994); recent papers include eThe Transformation of Imperial Churchgoing in the Fourth Century,f in M. Edwards and S. Swain (ed.), Approaching Late Antiquity: The Transformation from Early to Late Empire (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004); eSeeing and Believing: Aspects of Conversion from Antoninus Pius to Louis the Piousf, in A. Grafton and K. Mills (ed.) Conversion in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages: Seeing and Believing (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2003); eGregory Nazianzenfs Basil: the Literary Construction of an Early Christian Friendshipf, Studia Patistica 37(2001). He has published on a variety of topics concerning late antique history and ecclesiastical politics.

Claudia Rapp is Associate Professor at the Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles, where she teaches Late Antique and Byzantine History. Her research interests include hagiography and the cult of saints, Byzantine manuscripts and their use, and the social context of literary production. Her book Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity: The Nature of Christian Leadership in a Time of Transition will be published by California University Press in 2005. She has also written numerous articles, among them eFigures of Female Sanctity: Byzantine Edifying Manuscripts and their Audience,f Dumbarton Oaks Papers 50 (1996), 313-344; and eHoly Texts, Holy Books, Holy Scribes: Aspects of Scriptural Holiness in Late Antiquity,f in The Early Christian Book, ed. W. Klingshirn, L. Safran (Catholic University Press, 2004).

Satoko Tokunaga is a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and has recently completed a Ph.D. dissertation on Wynkyn de Wordefs 1498 edition of the Canterbury Tales to be submitted at Keio University. Her research interests concern book production and readership in 15th- and 16th-century England and the history of reception of Western rare books into Japan. She has published articles on some bibliographical issues, including 'The Sources of Wynkyn de Worde's Version of the gMonkfs Talehf, Library, 7th ser. 2 (2001), 223-35; eAssessing Book Use by Women in Late Medieval Englandf, Journal of the Early Book Society for the Study of Manuscripts and Printing History, 5 (2002), 169-76; and most recently eA Digital Approach to the History of the Book: The Case of Caxtonf, Poetica, 60 (2004), 65-76.

Mark Vessey is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Canada Research Chair in Literature / Christianity and Culture at the University of British Columbia. He is co-editor (with Hilmar M. Pabel) of Holy Scripture Speaks: The Production and Reception of Erasmus' Paraphrases on the New Testament (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002) and is preparing an edition of Erasmus' Annotations on the Gospel of St Luke for the Collected Works of Erasmus in English (University of Toronto Press).