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Medieval French Seminar

Programme 2016/2017

Michaelmas Term 2016

  • 20 October 2016
    Mary Franklin-Brown (University of Minnesota)
    Playing Politics: The Songs of Bertran de Born and Richard Coeur de Lion.
  • 3 November 2016
    Matt Lampitt (King's College London)
    From Carreg y Nant to Cartagena: Networking the Shropshire March in Fouke le Fitz Waryn.
  • 17 November 2016
    Jane Sinnett-Smith (University of Warwick)
    'Li sanc al seint se deit par tut le mund estendre': blood relics, bodies, and the transmission of sanctity in the cult of Thomas Becket.

Lent Term 2017

  • 26 January 2017
    Charlotte Cooper (University of Oxford)
    The Woman in Blue? A Spectrum of Christine de Pizans.
  • 9 February 2017
    Marilynn Desmond (Binghamton University)
    Translatio in Wax: Wax Tablets and the Composition of the Roman de Troie.
  • 2 March 2017
    Miranda Griffin (University of Cambridge)
    Assembling the Medieval: Manuscripts and Monstrous Maternity.

Easter Term 2017

  • 27 April 2017
    Sean Curran (University of Cambridge)
    Ageing Music, c. 1300CE: On the Temporalities of the Montpellier Codex (Montpellier, Bibliothèque Inter-Universitaire, Section Médecine, MS H 196).
  • 4 May 2017
    Liam Lewis (University of Warwick)
    Speaking Animals in Walter of Bibbesworth's Tretiz.
  • 18 May 2017
    Simon Gaunt and the Values of French team (King's College London)
    The Values of French Literature and Language in the European Middle Ages.' (European Research Council Advanced Grant Project)

All meetings will start at 5:00 pm and take place in the Audit Room, King’s College. Papers of approximately 25-50 minutes will be followed by discussion. Water and wine are served. All are welcome to attend.

For further information please contact  Blake Gutt or Giulia Boitani

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