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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Cambridge Medieval Literature and Culture Seminar 2018/2019


The Medieval Literature and Culture Seminar is proud to present its calendar for this academic year.

The CMLCS meets on alternating Thursdays in King's College, Audit Room, at 5.00 pm. Wine is served. At 5.15 the talk begins, with the speaker presenting his or her new research (between 20 to 50 minutes).

Questions and informal talk follows. The Seminar convenors, speakers, and attendees are all invited for dinner afterwards.

Michaelmas Term 2018

11 October 2018: Catherine Maguire (Queen Mary, University of London): 'Animals, popular piety and liminality in the Guinefort legend and Spanish apparition testimonies'

8 November 2018: Giacomo Comiati (University of Oxford) and Lorenzo Sacchini (University of Leeds): ''Interpreting Petrarch in Renaissance Italy, c. 1350-c. 1650. The Census and Database of Petrarch's Commentators and Exegetes'

29 November 2018: Peggy McCracken (University of Michigan): 'Animate Ivory: Materiality, Beauty, and Pygmalion's Statue'

Lent Term 2019

24 January 2019: Richard Trachsler (Universität Zürich): 'Du pareil au même ? Les romans arthuriens en prose vus de loin'

14 March 2019: Roberto Antonelli (Sapienza Università di Roma): 'Dante giudice del mondo terreno'

Easter Term 2019

16 May 2019: Emily-Kate Price (University of Cambridge): 'Troubadour Entanglements'

30 May 2019: Eliza Zingesser (Columbia University): 'Eloquent Animals: Animal Language in Medieval Europe'


Coordinated by Giulia Boitani, Serena Laiena and Stefano Milonia.

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