Erika Kihlman


Research Project

Commentaries on sequences and hymns

Curriculum vitae

Erika Kihlman received her PhD from Stockholm University in 2006, with the thesis Expositiones sequenciarum: Medieval Sequence Commentaries and Prologues. Editions with Introductions (2006). This work was carried out within the international and interdisciplinary research project Sapientia et Eloquentia, which published some of its results in a volume with the same title in 2009. In the academic year 06/07 Erika taught Latin at undergraduate level at the Department of French, Italian and Classical Languages, SU. After a six-month maternity leave, Erika returned to the department in January 2008 as a research fellow and part-time teacher. She is Assistant director of the Ars edendi Programme.

Research interests

  • Editorial methods
  • Textual criticism
  • Late medieval education
  • Commentary literature
  • The university in the later middle ages

Select Bibliography

Expositiones sequentiarum. Medieval Sequence Commentaries and Prologues. Editions with Introductions. Acta universitatis Stockholmiensis, Studia Latina Stockholmiensia, 53 (Stockholm: Stockholms universitet, 2006).

‘Medieval Sequence Commentaries’, Journal of Medieval Latin, 17 (2007), 110–124.

‘Commentaries on Verbum dei deo natum in Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-century Manuscripts’, in Leaves from Paradise: The Cult of John the Evangelist at the Dominican Nunnery of Paradies bei Soest, ed. by Jeffrey Hamburger. Houghton Library Studies, 3 (Cambridge, MA: Houghton Library of the Harvard College Library, 2008), pp. 101–131.

‘Understanding a text. Presentation and edition of a sequence commentary in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Auct. F. 6. 8’, in Sapientia et Eloquentia: Meaning and Function in Liturgical Poetry, Music, Drama and Biblical Commentary in the Middle Ages, ed. by Gunilla Iversen and Nicolas Bell. Disputatio, 11 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2009), pp. 381–455 and pp. 472–476.

‘Medieval Sequence Commentaries: Traditions and Techniques’, in Cantus Planus. Papers read at the 15th meeting of the IMS Study Group. Dobogókő, 2009, 23–29 August, ed. by Barbara Haggh and László Dobszay (Budapest: Institute for Musicology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, forthcoming).