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Beyond Occitania

Beyond Occitania, Medieval Poetry

When: Thursday, October 27, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM CT

Where: John Evans Center, 1800 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Phil Hoskins   (847) 491-5490

Group: Department of French and Italian

Category: Academic


The Department of French & Italian Annual Fall Colloquium: Beyond Occitania, an interdisciplinary conference on medieval poetry in honor of William D. Paden Jr, Professor Emeritus of French, Northwestern University

Thursday, October 27th, 4:00pm, John Evans Alumni Center

5:00-5:15   Coffee and light refreshments

5:30-7:00   Panel 1: LOVE and MARRIAGE

MATILDA BRUCKNER, Boston College, "Choices and Choosing: Narrating Love and Marriage with Troubadour Lyric"

BARBARA NEWMAN, Northwestern University, "Thumbing Her Nose at Marriage: Heloise, Marie de France and Chretien’s Fenice"

Sarah Spence, Medieval Academy of Ameria, "Pure & Simple: The Temporal Poetics of Purgatory"

7:00-8:30   Catered Dinner in John Evans Center


Friday, October 28th, 9:00am (all day), Harris Hall-108

 9:00-9:15   Coffee

9:15-11:00   Panel 2: TRANSFORMING GENRES

WENDY PFEFFER, University of Louisville, "Beatritz d’Armagnac and Blandin de Cornoalha"

DAISY DELOGU, University of Chicago, "Pastoral, Pastourelle, Pastoralet"

SARAH-GRACE HELLER, Ohio State University, "Poetic Uses for Woolens among the Troubadours"

11:15-12:45   Panel 3: PEDAGOGY and DEBATE

OLIVIA HOLMES, SUNY-Binghamton, "Sympathy for the Devil: Anti-semitic sermon exempla and Bocaccio’s Decameron"

BARBARA ROSENWEIN, Loyola University, "Jaufre Rudel, Contrarian"

PEGGY McCRACKEN, University of Michigan, "History, Allegory, Metamorphosis: Iphis and Ianthe in the Ovide moralisé"

12:45-1:45   Lunch

1:45-3:30   Panel 4: TEXTUALITY and TRANSMISSION

MARY FRANKLIN-BROWN, University of Minnesota, "The Translators Lead the Way: Translation and Scholarship on the Troubadours in the First Half of the Twentieth Century"

SARAH KAY, New York University, "Breathing with the stars: the so-called bilingual alba of Fleury-sur-Loire"

PAOLO CHERCHI, University of Chicago, "The partitions of the poems in Dante’s Vita nuova"

3:45-5:00   Panel 5: ITALY and the TROUBADOURS

WILLIAM BURGWINKLE, University of Cambridge, "Sordello and the rise of Post-Evental thinking"

MARISA GALVEZ, Stanford University, "Extending Context Description:
Raimbaut de Vaqueiras as Crusader"

5:00-6:00   Closing Reception

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