Cambridge Medieval French Seminars 2012-13
Cambridge (22 nov. 2012, 21 fev. et 23 mai 2013)

All seminars start at 8pm in the Old Common Room, St Catharine’s College,Cambridge. Papers of 20-50 minutes will be followed by discussion. Drinksare served. All welcome.

***Michaelmas Term***

11th October: Prof Marilynn Desmond, Binghamton University, ‘The Fall ofTroy and the Specularity of Violence in the Francophone Court of Robert ofAnjou, King of Naples (1309-43)’

25th October: Dr Natalia Petrovskaia, Clare Hall, Cambridge: ‘Re-WritingGeography: _L’Image du Monde_ and _Imago Mundi_’

8th November: Emma Goodwin, Merton College, Oxford, ‘Where is “France” andWho Belongs There? Ambiguous Locations and Labels in _La Chansond’Antioche_’

22nd November: Dr Thomas Hinton, Durham University, ‘”A man may write oflove and not be in love”: Authenticity in Thirteenth-Century French andOccitan Literature’

***Lent Term***

24th January: Dr Philipp Jeserich, Freie Universität, Berlin, ‘CognitiveNarratology and the Alterity of the Middle Ages: The Case of _Erec etEnide_’

7th February: Victoria Turner, University of Warwick, ‘Of Abstract Placesand Nonsense Geographies: Torelore, Cocagne and the Experience of Space’

21st February: Camilla Barker, King’s College London, ‘Women’s Desire:Feminine Voices in the Lais of Marie de France’

7th March: Dr Eliza Zingesser, Clare Hall, Cambridge, ‘French Troubadours:Assimilating Occitan Literature in Medieval France’

***Easter Term***

25th April: Prof Zrinka Stahuljak , UCLA, Title to be confirmed

23rd May: Prof Elizabeth Archibald, Durham University, ‘Baths and Bathingin Medieval Literature and Society’

Dr Miranda Griffin
Fellow and Director of Studies in French
St Catharine’s College
Cambridge CB2 1RL
01223 338307