The Cambridge Medieval Literature & Culture Seminar (“CamMedSem”), formerly the Cambridge Medieval French Research Seminar, is an open space for scholars from the University of Cambridge, elsewhere in the UK, and beyond to present their current research, followed by discussion.

The seminar is organised by doctoral students and early career researchers.

CamMedSem works primarily in French, Francophone, and Occitan studies, though the seminar often engages with scholarship in the fields of Italian and English. We welcome speakers with various interdisciplinary, comparative, and theoretical interests.

Take a look at our schedule for our exciting line-up of speakers, sign up to our events, follow us on social media, or feel free to contact us for more information. Don't forget to subscribe to our mailing list!

We look forward to seeing you!

Emily Kate Price

I’m a lecturer in medieval French and Occitan, currently researching how song helped medieval people to live in an unpredictable world. I’m proud of CamMedSem’s aim to provide a stimulating and vibrant forum for students and researchers at any stage in their career.

Bex Courtier

I'm a PhD student, and my research looks at marginal and/or migrant figures in medieval and modern-day French literature. I love the sense of community we have at CamMedSem!

Matt Lampitt

I’m a Junior Research Fellow, and I work on the multilingual literary cultures of the medieval Welsh Marches. I love how at CamMedSem we always strive to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for all our speakers and audiences.


I'm a PhD candidate, studying medieval French literature alongside comic books, video games and fandom. CamMedSem is a fantastic space to present your most innovative ideas.


Cat Watts

2020-2021 Schedule

Thursdays, 5pm


13th May

Tom Hinton (University of Exeter)

‘Networked French and Linguistic Identity in Medieval England’ 

10th June

Rebecca Courtier (University of Cambridge)

'Revolutionary Love, Radical Poiesis: Cultural Reversals in Medieval French Literature’



  • Revolutionary Love, Radical Poiesis: Cultural Reversals in Medieval French Literature
    10 Jun, 17:00 BST
    Virtual Seminar
    Speaker: Rebecca Courtier (University of Cambridge) Session open to all. To attend, please register here by Wednesday 9th June. Zoom details will be sent securely to registered participants 24 hours in advance of the scheduled session.

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