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)

7.30pm 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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