Beatrice Trinca: Weds. 4 & Thurs. 5 September 2013

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Dr. Beatrice Trinca (Junior Professor for Religion and Literature in European Medieval Culture at the Free University Berlin with a research emphasis on gender studies and 2013-14 Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of Toronto) will be giving a Graduate Student Workshop and a Ziegler Lecture at UBC next week. For details about these events please click on the links to the UBCevents Calendar below.

1)  Workshop: “Medieval Tales of Textual Beginnings”
Open to Graduate Students, Majors/Minors and Honours Students in the Faculty of Arts.
This workshop is addressed especially to students of the following departments:

  • Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies
  • French, Hispanic and Italian Studies
  • Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies

It, and the free open lecture, should also be interest to medievalist students in English and History, to students working on the history of the book, and to those with research interests in literary theory and criticism.

When: Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Note new time!)
Where: Buchanan Penthouse
Contact cenes(dot)reception(at)ubc(dot)ca to register.

Details: Go to http://www.events.ubc.ca/ and enter “Beatrice Trinca” in the search window. Click on the appropriate title.
Poster (PDF)

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2) Ziegler Lecture: “Holy Fortresses: The Beginning of Christine de Pizan’s Livre de la Cité des Dames and the End of the Romance of the Rose

When: Thursday, September 5, 2013, 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM
Where: St. John’s College (2111 Lower Mall, UBC campus)
Free and open to the public.

Details: Go to http://www.events.ubc.ca/ and enter “Beatrice Trinca” in the search window. Click on the appropriate title.
Poster (PDF)

We hope that you will consider attending one or both of these events!

[O’Brien particularly hopes so, being a keen fan of both works. The intersection between the two is interesting as one of the first, and probably the first major, vernacular literary debate in Europe: that is, a debate that is in a vernacular language, of a literary nature, about literature, and about specific vernacular literary texts. (Prize for being the absolute first probably goes to the 12th-c. debate in Occitan (a.k.a. “Provençal” to some), with the bonus of being in verse and about poetry, on trobar clus and trobar leu, featuring Raimbaut of Orange and Giraut de Borneil as principal protagonists.)]

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