Daniel Helbert, Thurs. 11 Oct. 2012
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Buchanan Tower 826
The next meeting of the UBC Early Romance Studies Research Cluster will take place on Thursday, October 11 at 6 pm in BuTo 826. Daniel Helbert will give a presentation entitled “Playing Near the Edge: ‘Breuddwyd Rhonabwy’, ‘Fouke le Fitz Waryn’ and the Anglo-Welsh Border”.
This study examines literary conceptualizations of the Anglo-Welsh border in the 13th century Anglo-Norman romance ‘Fouke le Fitz Warin’ and the 13th-century Middle Welsh dream vision ‘Breuddwyd Rhonabwy’. As can be seen in recurring symbols throughout the texts, and especially in the central image of the board game, these authors complicate the contemporary and modern definitions of the borderland in which they are set.
(As this meeting will be held at 6:00 P.M., please feel free to bring food, for yourself or to share, if you wish to do so.)
All are welcome to attend.