14 March 2016 Comments Off on Call for Papers: Occitan literature at the MLA (January 2017, deadline for proposals 20 March 2016)
Magdalena Coll: “African and Indigenous Lexicon in the History of Spanish in Uruguay”: 30 March 2016
14 March 2016 Comments Off on Magdalena Coll: “African and Indigenous Lexicon in the History of Spanish in Uruguay”: 30 March 2016
Printable poster (PDF) here.
29 September 2015 Comments Off on Publication: “The Mirror in Medieval and Early Modern Culture: Specular Reflections”
With the upcoming 43rd UBC Medieval Workshop in mind, it is salient to remind ourselves of the labours of previous workshop organizers. Such work, as can be seen in the attached notice of the publication of The Mirror in Medieval and Early Modern Culture: Specular Reflections, rarely end when the workshop is complete. Congratulations to Professor Frelick on this fine volume, and to all who have contributed to the success of the UBC Medieval Workshops over the years.–a colleague and fellow UBC medievalist
Nancy Frelick, ed.
The Mirror in Medieval and Early Modern Culture: Specular Reflections
Turnhout: Brepols, 2016
29 September 2015 Comments Off on 43rd UBC Medieval Workshop / 10th Gregorian Institute of Canada Colloquium: 9-10 October 2015
Friday the 9th – Saturday the 10th of October 2015
Green College, UBC
—Organisers: UBC Medieval Studies Committee & the Gregorian Institute of Canada
Some more information via the UBC Medieval Studies website
Please complete, save, and submit this registration form. The easiest mode of payment is by PayPal via the GIC website: www.gregorian.ca. However if you prefer to send a hard copy cheque in Canadian dollars along with your printed out registration form, please send these to me, either through campus mail (c/o French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, UBC Zone 1) or by regular mail to the address below.
Prof. Chantal Phan
Dept. of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies
University of British Columbia
797-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
PHONE AND VOICE MAIL: (1)-604-822-4038
You are invited to bring along any leaflets publicizing your recent books or recordings, or those about to come out, as well as any other publications on topics related to that of the conference. Please note that our display table will not be constantly supervised, so we advise you to bring only leaflets (or xeroxed advertisements), rather than actual copies of the books or recordings.
30 August 2015 Comments Off on Site moving
A PRACTICAL UPDATE: This site is moving from wordpress.com (earlyromance.com) to UBC Blogs (blogs.ubc.ca/earlyromance)
Rest assured: the entire old site has been duplicated there. Posts from November 2009 through August 2015 may include links that refer back to the old site. I’ll keep both sites going for the next while, in parallel…
The new site URL is:
Please update your bookmarks and RSS feeds accordingly.
Reasons for move: sense and economy.
- When first designing and building the site in 2009, it was O’Brien’s intention for it to be at UBC Blogs, as is proper for a UBC institutional research cluster. At that time, UBC’s blog-hosting capabilities were rather limited (aesthetics, media permitted, storage space, etc.); UBC Blogs is now more than adequate to the purpose.
- UBC Blogs is completely free to run and is ad-free. Blogs hosted at WordPress are not; being ad-free costs extra.
- WordPress data is stored outside Canada and not subject to Canadian and BC FIPPA and other privacy legislation. The servers used by UBC Blogs are here in Canada (to the best of my knowledge; if not, that is an issue to be pursued with UBC IT). That is a more appropriate location for any data and activity associated with a Canadian public institution.
- The WordPress site was attached to O’Brien’s personal WordPress account. It is more appropriate for an institutional research cluster’s site to be elsewhere, for the purposes of other potential future site administrators, as they might not necessarily have or wish to have WordPress accounts.
Anna Thirion: “Reconstructing the Past: From Architectural Remains to 3D Model’; Tuesday 10 March 2015
6 March 2015 Comments Off on Anna Thirion: “Reconstructing the Past: From Architectural Remains to 3D Model’; Tuesday 10 March 2015
The Department of Art History, Visual Arts, and Theory
The Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies
The Medieval Studies Program
invite you to attend a research presentation by
ANNA THIRION, a doctoral candidate and member of research team in archaeology at the Université de Montpellier, France, speaking about her work in digital reconstruction of Medieval architecture.
“Reconstructing the Past: From Architectural Remains to 3D Model. The Romanesque ‘Tribune’ of Saint-Michel-de-Cuxa (France, ca 1150)”
Click here to download the poster and summary in PDF.
TUESDAY, MARCH 10, at 3:30 pm
LASSERRE BUILDING, UBC, Room LASR 105
Jamille Barretto & Chantal Phan: “Languages in contact: the case of early Portuguese”; Mon. 26 January 2015
12 January 2015 Comments Off on Jamille Barretto & Chantal Phan: “Languages in contact: the case of early Portuguese”; Mon. 26 January 2015
On Monday, January 26 at 3:00 P.M., in Buchanan Tower, room 799 (FHIS Lounge),
the UBC Early Romance Studies Research Cluster will present two short research talks on:
LANGUAGES IN CONTACT: THE CASE OF EARLY PORTUGUESE.
Chantal Phan will talk about Occitan and French influence on the medieval Gallego-Portuguese lyric, especially the “Cantigas de amigo”. In these songs that both imitate and renew existing styles, a female persona sings of the ocean and of the man she loves, who is far away — this being a reversal of a predominant troubadour theme: a male persona sings to the far-away, inaccessible Lady. The talk will include recorded examples.
Jamille Barreto will discuss “17th-c. Portuñol.” Modern speakers of Portuguese and Spanish like to refer to the occasional blend of the two languages, which share a myriad of similarities, as portuñol. But the origins of this magnetic linguistic blend are much older and point to the diglossic Iberian Peninsula of the 17th century. This talk will include a look at some period documents.
Both presentations will be in English.
Everyone is welcome!