The Cambridge Medieval Literature and Culture Seminar (CamMedSem) is an open space for scholars from Cambridge, the UK, and beyond to present their papers, followed by discussion.
The scope of CamMedSem is the study of medieval literature, linguistics, culture, music, philosophy, religion and art. This year, we aim to render the seminar even more comparative, considering the possible applications of modern critical theory to the Middle Ages.
Take a look at our schedule for our exciting line-up of speakers, sign up to our events, follow us on social media, and feel free to contact us for more information.
We look forward to seeing you!
SARAH KAY (NEW YORK UNIVERSITY)
Breath of Beasts and the Ecologies of Song
MATT LAMPITT (UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE)
The French of Wales? Possibilities, Problems, Implications
MIRANDA GRIFFIN (UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE)
The World in an Egg: Reading Medieval French Ecologies
CHARLOTTE COOPER (UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD)
Understanding the Landscape of the Chanson de Roland in Theory and in Praxis (What I Learned about the Roland Legends on the Camino de Santiago)
AYSHA STRACHAN (KING'S COLLEGE LONDON; HUMBOLDT UNIVERSITÄT ZU BERLIN)
The Female "Other" in Middle High German Literature: A Postcolonial Feminist Perspective
VALENTINA MELE (UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE)
Spatial Deixis and Subjectivity in the Medieval Italian Love-Lyric
GIULIA BOITANI (UNIVERSITÉ PARIS DIDEROT, PARIS 7)
The Origins of Sin: The Tristan/Grail Cycle
NOAH GUYNN (UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS)
Form and Protoform: Strange Encounters in Rutebeuf’s Vie de Sainte Marie l’Égyptienne
MARILYNN DESMOND (BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY)
The Visual Afterlife of the Roman de Troie in Fourteenth-century Italy
Made possible by the generous funding of the AHRC DTP for student-led group research.