Events: spring-summer 2011

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MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN ROMANCE LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES EVENTS AT UBC, JANUARY-MARCH 2011
It is but January, and spring has already sprung. Renaissance is in the air. Buchanan Tower metamorphoses from Brutalist chef-d’œuvre into pre-Modern locus amoenus … Plus: Early Romance summer activities.

JANUARY

January 12, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Green College Piano Lounge
MARJOLEIN HOGENBIRK (Instructor in Middle Dutch language and literature, Universities of Amsterdam and Utrecht),
“Dutch Design: The Case of the Thirteenth Century Arthurian Romance of Moriaen
—Green College “Lay Reading, Lay Readers in the High Middle Ages” lecture series.
Further information is also on the Green College site.

January 13, 6:00, School of Music Library:
MARINA LUSHCHENKO (UBC, FHIS),
“The Confusion between the Turks and the Parthians: Reading History in Medieval French Narrative”;
and a presentation of Medieval manuscript facsimiles and related websites (Juliet O’Brien and Chantal Phan)
—Early Romance Studies Research Cluster

January 17, 4:00, History Department Seminar Room (Buchanan Tower 1197):
ADRIEN PASCHOUD (Fonds National Suisse de la Recherche Scientifique),
“Approaching Jesuit Missionary Literature: The Case of the Relations de la Nouvelle-France (1632-72)”
—Global Encounters Initiative/St John’s College

January 27, 6:00, FHIS Lounge (Buchanan Tower 799):
(discussion and planning of the UBC Medieval Workshop 2012, plus potluck dinner: all interested parties welcome)

FEBRUARY

February 3, 5:00, Green College Piano Lounge:
WARREN BROWN (California Institute of Technology),
“Lay People and Writing in Early Medieval Europe”
—Green College “Lay Reading, Lay Readers in the High Middle Ages” lecture series

February 5, all day, University of Victoria (Bob Wright Centre, B150)
24th Annual Medieval Workshop: “Medieval Lives”
—U Vic, Division of Continuing Studies, and Medieval Studies Programme

February 24, 6:00, FHIS Lounge (Buchanan Tower 799): POSTPONED TO 17 MARCH–APOLOGIES!
JULIET O’BRIEN (UBC, FHIS),
“François Rigolot: Renaissance Medievalist”
—Early Romance Studies Research Cluster

February 25, 3:30, Lillooet Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
GIOVANNI CARERI (EHESS),
” The History of Art as the History of Prophecy”
—Dept. of Art History, Visual Art and Theory

MARCH

March 3, 5:00, Green College:
CHANTAL PHAN (UBC, FHIS),
“The Art of Parody: Serious and Not-So-Serious Musical Imitations in Medieval Latin and Romance”
—Early Music Vancouver “Early Music in Context” Lecture Series

March 6, 2:15 for 3:00 p.m., Unity Church
Masques: “¡Fandango!” – Variations on a Spanish Theme
—Early Music Vancouver

March 7, 5:00, Green College Coach House:
ELIZABETH ARCHIBALD (University of Bristol),
“Chaucer and Multilingual Writing in Medieval England”
—Green College “Lay Reading, Lay Readers in the High Middle Ages” lecture series

March 10, 6:00 p.m., Buchanan Penthouse:
SARAH KAY (Princeton University),
“Humans, animals, and the ethos of the medieval page”
—Dept. of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies

March 12, UBC
Middle East and Islamic Consortium of British Columbia, Third Annual Student Conference
Call for PapersMEICON

March 16, 10:00-10:50 a.m., Buchanan D 219
PAUL BRAND (All Souls College, Oxford)
“The Beginnings of Legal Education in England” (lecture)
—the Department of History, Faculty of Arts, the UBC Faculty of Law, and the Committee for Medieval Studies

March 15-19: Jerrilynn Dodds visit, several events. See full post for full details on all events; the most specifically Early Romance of her talks is the following one, highlighted here out of prejudice…:

March 16, 5:00 p.m., Buchanan Penthouse:
JERRILYNN DODDS (Sarah Lawrence College),
“The Destruction and Reuse of Buildings in Medieval Spain: Interaction and Inquisition”
—Dept. of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies/Green College/Dept. of Art History, Visual Art & Theory

March 17, 6:00 p.m., FHIS Lounge (Buchanan Tower 799):
DEBORAH MONIUK (UBC, FHIS)
“Comings and Goings: The Journey of Transportation-Related Loan Words in English and French”
and JULIET O’BRIEN (UBC, FHIS)
“François Rigolot, Renaissance Medievalist”
—Early Romance Studies Research Cluster

March 18, 12:30-1:30 p.m., University Centre Lower Level  174
PAUL BRAND (All Souls College, Oxford)
“Edward I and the Law” (seminar)
—the Department of History, Faculty of Arts, the UBC Faculty of Law, and the Committee for Medieval Studies; Law and Society Speakers Series

March 18, 4:00 p.m., Buchanan Tower 599 (please come a bit early for cookies, coffee, and tea)
SIÂN ECHARD (UBC, English)
“Translating Colour: The Middle Ages in Black and White”
—Department of English Faculty Seminar Series

March 21, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Buchanan Tower 599
HELEN OSTOVICH (Professor of English, McMaster University)
“The Merry Wives of Windsor, 1602: not a bad quarto, really”
—Department of English Visiting Speaker Series

March 21, 8:00 p.m., Chan Centre, UBC
JS Bach: “The St. John Passion” at the Chan
—Early Music Vancouver

March 27, 3:00 p.m., Chan Centre, UBC
GF Handel: “Acis and Galatea” at the Chan
—Early Music Vancouver

March 28, 5:00, Green College Coach House; Green College:
FRANCIS GINGRAS (Université de Montréal),
“Reading Romance: From a Language of Illiterates to a New Type of Books”
—Green College “Lay Reading, Lay Readers in the High Middle Ages” lecture series

March 30, 4:00, FHIS Lounge (Buchanan Tower 799):
MARCUS KELLER (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign),
“Le concept de la nation en France au XVIIe siècle”
—French Research Seminar

March 31, 6:00, FHIS Lounge (Buchanan Tower 799):
MARCUS KELLER (French Dept., University of Chicago)
and MARGARET MESERVE (History Dept., University of Notre Dame),
“The Middle East and the Turks in 15th-16th c. Romance narrative”: two research talks and debate.
—Early Romance Studies Research Cluster

APRIL

April 1, 7:15 for 8:00 p.m., Unity Church
Bach Sonatas for Violin and Obbligato Harpsichord
—Early Music Vancouver

April 3, 2:15 for 3:00 p.m., Kay Meek Centre
Bach Sonatas for Violin and Obbligato Harpsichord
—Early Music Vancouver

SUMMER

24 July – 19 August
Vancouver Early Music Festival 2011
—[not an ERS event: we are with them in spirit…]

Images: “La Primavera,” by Sandro Botticelli (1477)
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
Image source:
Wikimedia Commons

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