Middle English Graduate Seminars

This Michaelmas and Lent terms, we will meet as usual in the Board Room at the English Faculty, 9 West Road, on alternate Wednesdays for the Middle English Graduate Seminar. Papers begin promptly at 5.15, followed by drinks and questions. Biscuits will be available in the Board Room from 4.45p.m., so please bring along a mug of tea and catch up with fellow medievalists. After the paper all are welcome to join the speaker for dinner in a nearby restaurant. For any enquiries beforehand, please contact Orietta Da Rold (od245) for the MT seminars and Alex da Costa (ad666) for the LT talks.

Michaelmas Term

14 October: Nicola Morato (Liège), ‘Entropy in Old French Arthurian Prose Texts. Examples from the early diffusion of “Tristan” and “Méliadus” (c. 1235-1290)’

28 October: Sara Harris (Cambridge), “Custom and Character in Thomas’ ‘Roman de Horn'”

11 November: Paul Binski (CamBridge), ‘Artifice, Nature and the Ascetic Imperative in Gothic Art’

25 November:  Marion Turner (Oxford), ‘Chamber, Court, and Counting-House: Writing the Spaces of Chaucer’s Life’


Lent Term

20 Jan, Aditi Nafde (University of Newcastle)

3 Feb, Mishtooni Bose (Oxford University)

17 Feb, Laura Saetveit-Miles (University of Bergen)

2 Mar, Sebastian Sobecki (University of Groningen)