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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages

 

Dr Bill Burgwinkle

Professor Bill Burgwinkle
Position(s): 
Professor of Medieval French and Occitan Literature
Department/Section: 
French
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Contact details: 
Telephone number: 
(+44) (0)1223 331251
College: 
Location: 

King's College 
Cambridge  
CB2 1ST

About: 

Bill Burgwinkle is a specialist in Medieval French and Occitan literature, gender and sexuality, and critical theory.  PhD from Stanford University.  He is currently the President of the UK Society for French Studies.  

Teaching interests: 

Medieval literature, the intersection of history and literature, theories of sexuality and the body, queer theory, film and the visual arts.

Research interests: 

Comparative medieval literature (French, Occitan, Italian & Catalan), Occitan networks and biography, the intersection of history and literature, theories of sexuality and the body, queer theory, film and the visual arts.

Recent research projects: 

He is currently working on Occitan para-poetic texts and networks, and completing a co-authored book on Medieval French Literary Cultures outside France, the outgrowth of an AHRC Research project.

Published works: 

Author of Sodomy, Masculinity and Law in Medieval Literature, 1050-1230 (CUP, 2004); Love for sale: Materialist Readings of the Troubadour Razo Corpus(Garland, 1997); Razos and Troubadour Songs (Garland, 1990); co-author of Sanctity and Pornography: on the verge (Manchester, 2010); co-editor of The Cambridge History of French Literature (CUP, 2011); co-editor of

Significant Others: Gender and Culture in Film and Literature, East and West (Hawaii, 1992).