Next meeting: Friday 9 September 2011, 3:00 p.m.

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Buchanan Tower 799: FHIS lounge.

Directions: Buchanan Tower is at 1873 East Mall: UBC Wayfinding map.
The lounge is on the 7th floor; once arrived, turn left out of the elevators, right out of the main staircase. Walk straight ahead. 799 is the glass-fronted large room that impedes all further progress. At the opposite end of that short hallway are the department offices.

This will be a short meeting—around an hour long—in which we’ll discuss plans and projects for the year, schedule talks, arrange future meeting times, and generally meet and greet all interested parties.

All are welcome—from the FHIS department, other UBC departments and programmes, and all colleagues from neighbouring institutions. It would be wonderful to hear from any scholars whose work touches on the post-Classical pre-Modern period, the geographical areas concerned (including Québec, Acadie, and all of Latin America), and/or the Romance vernaculars (including, for example, French in medieval England). As the ERS cluster is also actively interested in its own name—perhaps unsurprising: outsiders (and even insiders) may draw their own conclusions/make jokes as appropriate, about French and philology—we also consider the matter of periodization; and its limits, limitations, and questioning. We would be particularly keen to encourage graduate student participation, and to foster dialogue between and amongst academic fields; be that cross- , multi- , or inter-disciplinary.

If you are interested in participating in the ERS cluster in any way, but are unable to attend the meeting due to timetabling conflicts (which are understandable and understood, at this time of year): we would of course still be keen to hear from you; please do contact the cluster convenor (Juliet O’Brien) or any of the other cluster members by email.

Le jardin de déduit; Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun, Le Roman de la Rose. Made for Engelbert II of Nassau. Bruges, c. 1490-1500. BL Harley MS 4425, f. 12v

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