The Values of French

The Values of French Language and Literature in the European Middle Ages. ERC Advanced Grant at King's College London


Narrating history across languages in medieval Europe

Council Room (K2.29), Strand Campus, King's College London

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Friday 14 June

9.00am    Registration and coffee

9.45am    Introduction

10.00am   Simon Gaunt (King’s College London), ‘Babel and the language(s) of universal history in the Middle Ages’

11.00am   Coffee

11.30am   Teresa Shawcross (Princeton University), ‘From Liutprand of Cremona to Robert de Clari: Wonder and the Translation of Knowledge Before and After the Crusader Conquest of Constantinople’

12.30pm   Lunch

2.00pm    Karla Mallette (Ann Arbor), ‘Furtuna fallenti: Sicilian vernacular history as affective history’

3.00pm    Serena Ferente (King’s College London), ‘A story from the Genoese Black Sea: Ogdoas and the Wandering Jew’

5.30pm    Buffet and reception at the British Library Knowledge Centre

Plenary lecture (British Library Knowledge Centre)

7.00pm    Robert Bartlett (University of St Andrews), ‘The languages of history in the Middle Ages’

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Saturday 15 June 

9.00am    Coffee

9.30am    Mark Chinca (University of Cambridge), ‘Kaiserchronik connections’

10.30am   Jill Ross (University of Toronto), ‘Language, Culture and Power in Guillem de Torroella’s La Faula

11.30am   Coffee

12.00pm   Julian Weiss (King’s College London), ‘The French Connection: Cultural Colonization and the Mocedades de Rodrigo

1.00pm    Lunch

2.30pm    Rosa M. Rodríguez Porto (University of Southern Denmark / Danish Institute for Advanced Studies), ‘Multilingualism and visual literacy: The development of the illustrated history book (1250-1280)’

3.30pm    David Wallace (University of Pennsylvania), ‘Literature Happens: Where and When’

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