Early Romance Studies Research Cluster this term

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“Experimental Medievalist Teaching”
Tuesday 24 January at 1:00 p.m.
Buchanan Tower room 826
(Online: part 1 & part 2)

David González Agudo (UBC Vancouver)
“Prices in Toledo, Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries”
Tuesday 7 February at 1:00 p.m.
Buchanan Tower room 826

Richard Hodgson (UBC Vancouver)
“Charles Sorel, Samuel de Sorbière and Pierre Bayle: libertinism (libertinage) in 17th-c. France”
Tuesday 28 February at 1:00 p.m.
Buchanan Tower room 826

Derek Carr (UBC Vancouver)
“Cuckolded Saints, Ichthyic Fetishism, Arboreal Lactation, Spartan Devils, Medieval Chiclets and the Great God Priali: The Art of Translating Badly”
Wednesday 8 March at 3:00 p.m.
Buchanan Tower 799
jointly with the Hispanic Research Seminar

Claudio Turza (Royal Academy of Spain)
“The Origins of the Spanish Language”
Wednesday 29 March at 3:00 p.m.
Buchanan Tower 799
jointly with the Hispanic Research Seminar
(NB this talk will be in Spanish)

Claudio Turza (Royal Academy of Spain) and Francisco Peña (UBC Okanagan)
“A joint research project on La General Estoria by Alfonso X”
Thursday 30 March at 3:00 p.m.
Buchanan Tower 799
(in English)

Everyone is welcome. Please join us!

Info:
raul.alvarez-moreno@ubc.ca
juliet.obrien@ubc.ca
chantal.phan@ubc.ca

Poster (PDF)

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Jennifer Nagtegaal: “To engulf an empire: Cannibalism and translatio imperii in La Numancia”: Thursday 1 December 2016

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The UBC Early Romance Studies Research Cluster presents a talk by

Jennifer Nagtegaal (M.A. Candidate in Hispanic Studies)

“To engulf an empire: Cannibalism and translatio imperii in La Numancia
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Time: 3pm
Place: Dept. of FHIS Lounge (Buchanan Tower 799 – 1873 East Mall)

The pervasiveness of blood and bodily suffering in Cervantes’ La Numancia (ca. 1581) has captivated literary critics for decades. However, they have scarcely made mention of the cannibalistic ritual that occurs in the third act; the savage practice, according to French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss (1961: 385) “that we find the most horrible and disgusting.” The literary representation of cannibalism, long marginalized in scholarship, has only recently seen the limelight of scholarship. We analyse this act with the purpose of shedding new light on the classic and automatic identification Numantia-Spain, thus also entering the existing debate about the interpretive ambiguity of the play.

The talk will be in English. All are welcome to attend. Please see the poster below (downloadable PDF) for more details and please do share with anyone who may be interested in attending.

Info:
raul.alvarez-moreno@ubc.ca
chantal.phan@ubc.ca

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Evina Steinova: “Early Medieval Thinking Machines”: Thursday 17 November 2016

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Dr. Evina Steinova (The Hague)
“Early Medieval Thinking Machines”
UBC Early Romance Studies Research Cluster
November 17 at 3:00 pm
room 799 (FHIS Lounge)
Buchanan Tower, 1873 East Mall.

After this week’s exciting lecture on Christine de Pizan by Dr. Tania Van Hemelryck (Louvain), for our next talk we turn to earlier medieval documents as we welcome Dr. Evina Steinova as presenter. « Read the rest of this entry »

Tania Van Hemelryck: “On ne naît pas auteure, on le devient… La genèse de l’auctorialité de Christine de Pizan”: Tuesday 25 October 2016

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Prof. Tania Van Hemelryk
Université catholique de Louvain
Tuesday 25 October 2016
2:30 p.m.
Buchanan Tower 826

On Christine de Pizan and authorship.

(In French.)

With the support of the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies; the Dorothy Dallas Fund; the Faculty of Graduate Studies; and the Early Romance Studies Research Cluster

For more information, please contact Dr. Nancy Frelick: nancy.frelick@ubc.ca
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Gary Ferguson: “Same-Sex Marriage in Renaissance Rome: Sexuality, Identity, and Community in Early Modern Europe”: Friday 21 October 2016

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“The Mirror in Medieval and Early Modern Culture: Specular Reflections” ed. Nancy Frelick; proceedings from the 2012 UBC Medieval Workshop, organised by UBC Early Romance Studies

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The Mirror in Medieval and Early Modern Culture: Specular Reflections
N.M. Frelick (ed.)
XI+296 p., 9 b/w ill. + 3 colour ill., 156 x 234 mm, 2016
Brepols: “Cursus Mundi” series
ISBN 978-2-503-56454-8

Proceedings from the 2012 UBC Medieval Workshop organised by the Early Romance Studies Research Cluster (Nancy Frelick, Juliet O’Brien, Chantal Phan) and with the support of SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada):

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

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(Click on the image to link to the full programme)

From the publishers, Brepols:

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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