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Paratextual Understanding: A New Project Led by Dr Garrick Allen

Dr Garrick Allen is excited to announce his project Paratextual Understanding, which explores the relationship between manuscripts, art, and knowledge, funded by the Templeton Religion Trust. This project seeks to understand the way that the paratexts - all features of literature beside the text itself - of a 12th century Gospel manuscript influence the way readers perceive its message. Paratexts are the important and omnipresent features of all literature in any medium that have drastic consequences for how we read, even though they are often hidden in plain sight. A video outlining the goals of the project can be found here.