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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics

 

Dr Bill Burgwinkle

Professor Bill Burgwinkle
Position(s): 
Emeritus 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 Vice-President of the UK Society for French Studies.  

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 book entitled Afterlives of the troubadours.

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 Medieval French literary culture abroad (2020); 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).