44th Annual UBC Medieval Workshop / 15th Biennial Romance in Medieval Britain Conference: 16-20 August 2016

6 July 2016 Comments Off on 44th Annual UBC Medieval Workshop / 15th Biennial Romance in Medieval Britain Conference: 16-20 August 2016

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This year’s UBC Medieval Workshop brings to UBC the 15th Biennial Romance in Medieval Britain Conference.

The 15th Biennial Romance in Medieval Britain brings more than 60 scholars from 7 different countries to present their research in the field of Medieval Romance in Britain. Romance, a wide-spread popular narrative genre within medieval Europe, saw a profound flowering within the literatures of medieval Britain between the twelfth and early sixteenth centuries. Poets produced romances for a wide range of audiences – courtly, gentry, mercantile, and popular – and upon a dizzying range of subject matter. In medieval Britain romances were produced and consumed in Middle English, Anglo-Norman and Continental French, Latin, Norse, Scots, Welsh, Cornish, and Irish, positioning romance as a genre that is reflective of the cultural and linguistic diversity of the medieval British archipelago.

Held in association with the 44th Annual UBC Medieval Workshop, the conference takes place in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre on UBC’s Point Grey Campus, between Tuesday 16th and Saturday 20th August.

The conference description, information, and the program can be found here:

http://medievalromance2016.blogspot.ca/

If you are interested in attending the conference or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Robert Rouse at robert.rouse@ubc.ca

Robert Rouse
Department of English
UBC

Call for Papers: Occitan literature at the MLA (January 2017, deadline for proposals 20 March 2016)

14 March 2016 Comments Off on Call for Papers: Occitan literature at the MLA (January 2017, deadline for proposals 20 March 2016)

MLA CFP DEADLINE 20 MARCH
 
1. Boundary Conditions and Troubadour Texts
What boundary conditions define troubadour texts? How do politics, genre, dialect/language, and country of origin determine critical approaches to the troubadours? Do scholars read Italian and Catalan troubadours the same way as Occitan ones? How do manuscript transmission and nationality define the field?
 
The MLA Occitan Language, Literature, and Culture Forum is calling for abstracts (250 words or less) for 15-20 minute papers that examine the troubadours within the context of the 2017 Presidential Theme: Boundary Conditions: https://news.commons.mla.org/2015/12/30/2017-presidential-theme-boundary-conditions/
 
Please send abstracts or enquiries to Courtney Wells (wells@hws.edu) by March 20, 2016.
 
2. Sound(s) of French and Occitan Lyric
 
Music, sound, noise, silence; performed lyric–historical/ represented, actual/imagined; sonorities evoked by lyrics –human, avian, animal, inanimate–or by manuscript contexts; lyric silences/silencing lyric.
The MLA Medieval French and Occitan LLC Forums are calling for abstracts (250 words or less) for a joint session of 5 speakers
Please send abstracts of 250 words or less to Sarah Kay at hsk8@nyu.edu.
Additional enquiries may be sent to wells@hws.edu or ddelogu@uchicago.edu
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Kwame Anthony Appiah, the 2017 MLA president, has chosen Boundary Conditions as the presidential theme for the 2017 convention, which will be held in Philadelphia. Boundary conditions are, for mathematicians, the parameters that define the space in which one seeks solutions. So the theme offers, first, an invitation to reflect together on the parameters that determine our work. Our boundary conditions are sometimes spatial, sometimes identitarian, sometimes disciplinary and subdisciplinary, and boundaries themselves are sites of artistic production and of scholarship. As students of language and literature increasingly cross national boundaries, physically and virtually, we face new questions about composition and critical analysis, second-language pedagogy, translation, and the ideas of global literature and transnational cultural studies. How do our new boundary conditions affect our understanding of the projects of literary and cultural studies? How do new forms of communication—online education, digital libraries, blogs, hypertext, machine translation, social media, and new tools of textual analysis—reshape the boundary conditions of our work? And how are these boundary conditions affected by the new material circumstances in our universities—the growth of the precariat, challenges from opponents of liberal education, clashing conceptions of freedom of expression? Visit the MLA Web site to post a call for papers for the 2017 convention.
 

Magdalena Coll: “African and Indigenous Lexicon in the History of Spanish in Uruguay”: 30 March 2016

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Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 10.02.37 AMPrintable poster (PDF) here.

Publication: “The Mirror in Medieval and Early Modern Culture: Specular Reflections”

29 September 2015 Comments Off on Publication: “The Mirror in Medieval and Early Modern Culture: Specular Reflections”

Screen Shot 2015-09-29 at 6.39.17 PMWith the upcoming 43rd UBC Medieval Workshop in mind, it is salient to remind ourselves of the labours of previous workshop organizers. Such work, as can be seen in the attached notice of the publication of The Mirror in Medieval and Early Modern Culture: Specular Reflections, rarely end when the workshop is complete.  Congratulations to Professor Frelick on this fine volume, and to all who have contributed to the success of the UBC Medieval Workshops over the years.–a colleague and fellow UBC medievalist

Nancy Frelick, ed.
The Mirror in Medieval and Early Modern Culture: Specular Reflections
Turnhout: Brepols, 2016
ISBN 9782503564548

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43rd UBC Medieval Workshop / 10th Gregorian Institute of Canada Colloquium: 9-10 October 2015

29 September 2015 Comments Off on 43rd UBC Medieval Workshop / 10th Gregorian Institute of Canada Colloquium: 9-10 October 2015

Friday the 9th – Saturday the 10th of October 2015
Green College, UBC
—Organisers: UBC Medieval Studies Committee & the Gregorian Institute of Canada

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Some more information via the UBC Medieval Studies website

THE PROGRAMME

REGISTRATION

Please complete, save, and  submit this registration form. The easiest mode of payment is by PayPal via the GIC website: www.gregorian.ca. However if you prefer to send a hard copy cheque in Canadian dollars along with your printed out registration form, please send these to me, either through campus mail (c/o French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, UBC Zone 1) or by regular mail to the address below.

Thanks!

Chantal

MAILING ADDRESS:
Prof. Chantal Phan
Dept. of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies
University of British Columbia
797-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z1
Canada
FAX: (1)-604-822-6675
PHONE AND VOICE MAIL: (1)-604-822-4038

ALSO

You are invited to bring along any leaflets publicizing your recent books or recordings, or those about to come out, as well as any other publications on topics related to that of the conference.  Please note that our display table will not be constantly supervised, so we advise you to bring only leaflets (or xeroxed advertisements), rather than actual copies of the books or recordings.

Site moving

30 August 2015 Comments Off on Site moving

A PRACTICAL UPDATE: This site is moving from wordpress.com (earlyromance.com) to UBC Blogs (blogs.ubc.ca/earlyromance)

Rest assured: the entire old site has been duplicated there. Posts from November 2009 through August 2015 may include links that refer back to the old site. I’ll keep both sites going for the next while, in parallel…

The new site URL is:

http://blogs.ubc.ca/earlyromance

Please update your bookmarks and RSS feeds accordingly.

Reasons for move: sense and economy.

  1. When first designing and building the site in 2009, it was O’Brien’s intention for it to be at UBC Blogs, as is proper for a UBC institutional research cluster. At that time, UBC’s blog-hosting capabilities were rather limited (aesthetics, media permitted, storage space, etc.); UBC Blogs is now more than adequate to the purpose.
  2. UBC Blogs is completely free to run and is ad-free. Blogs hosted at WordPress are not; being ad-free costs extra.
  3. WordPress data is stored outside Canada and not subject to Canadian and BC FIPPA and other privacy legislation. The servers used by UBC Blogs are here in Canada (to the best of my knowledge; if not, that is an issue to be pursued with UBC IT). That is a more appropriate location for any data and activity associated with a Canadian public institution.
  4. The WordPress site was attached to O’Brien’s personal WordPress account. It is more appropriate for an institutional research cluster’s site to be elsewhere, for the purposes of other potential future site administrators, as they might not necessarily have or wish to have WordPress accounts.

Anna Thirion: “Reconstructing the Past: From Architectural Remains to 3D Model’; Tuesday 10 March 2015

6 March 2015 Comments Off on Anna Thirion: “Reconstructing the Past: From Architectural Remains to 3D Model’; Tuesday 10 March 2015

The Department of Art History, Visual Arts, and Theory
The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies
The Medieval Studies Program

invite you to attend a research presentation by

ANNA THIRION, a doctoral candidate and member of research team in archaeology at the Université de Montpellier, France, speaking about her work in digital reconstruction of Medieval architecture.

“Reconstructing the Past: From Architectural Remains to 3D Model. The Romanesque ‘Tribune’ of Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa (France, ca 1150)”

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TUESDAY, MARCH 10, at 3:30 pm
LASSERRE BUILDING, UBC, Room LASR 105

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