This issue of Textual Cultures would not have been possible without the extraordinary efforts of Marta Werner, who organized and shaped the essays of the Session for Speed, working tirelessly with her usual grace. We are grateful to Linda Hill for her cooperation and assistance with archival materials.
The Society and the Editors would like to recognize and thank the generous contributions of the Hodges Fund of the English Department of the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, Robin Schulze and the English Department of Penn State University, and the Medieval Studies Institute at Indiana University. We would also like to express our gratitude to the Morgan Library for use of the cover's image, from MS M. 819, which reflects the multiple cultural acts of reproducing texts. We extend special thanks to our subscribers, new and returning, whose support maintains the journal.
This is issue is dedicated to the memory of W. Speed Hill, whom we lost in May of 2007. As David Greetham once remarked, "without Speed we would not be here". All would agree that Speed's legacy will live not only in his essays, editions, and thoughful stewardship of Text, but especially in our fond recollections of his friendship.