About

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 candidate, 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.

Convenors

Cat Watts

2021-2022 Schedule

Thursdays, 5pm

Lent 2022

13th January | [Online]

Victoria Turner (University of St. Andrews)

Story, Fairy Tale, and the Chansons de Geste

3rd February | [Hybrid event: Online & at Newnham College, Cambridge]

Liam Lewis (University of Liverpool)

The Problem with ‘Soundscape’: a Medieval French Perspective

17th February | [Hybrid event: Online & at Newnham College, Cambridge]

Student Session

3rd March | [Online]

Rachel Hayes (University of Warwick)

Paper Title TBC

‘Networked French and Linguistic Identity in Medieval England’ 

17th March | [Hybrid event: Online & at Newnham College, Cambridge]

Heather Webb (University of Cambridge)

Affects and Gestures in Dante

 
 

Events

  • The Problem with ‘Soundscape’: a Medieval French Perspective
    03 Feb, 17:00 GMT
    Cambridge, Sidgwick Ave, Cambridge CB3 9DF, UK
    Speaker: Liam Lewis (University of Liverpool) Hybrid Event: Online & at Newnham College, Cambridge. If you would like to attend, please register by 2nd Feb. Zoom details will be sent 24 hrs in advance of the session.
  • Student Session
    Thu, 17 Feb
    Cambridge
    17 Feb, 17:00 GMT
    Cambridge, Sidgwick Ave, Cambridge CB3 9DF, UK
    Hybrid Event. Please note that this session is only open to members of the University of Cambridge. Presentations should be in the subject areas of medieval French/Francophone, English, or Italian studies.
  • Rachel Hayes (Paper Title TBC)
    Thu, 03 Mar
    Virtual Seminar
    03 Mar, 17:00 GMT
    Virtual Seminar
    Speaker: Rachel Hayes (University of Warwick) Virtual Seminar. If you would like to attend, please register by 2nd March. Zoom details will be circulated 24 hrs in advance of the event.
  • Affects and Gestures in Dante
    Thu, 17 Mar
    Cambridge
    17 Mar, 17:00 GMT
    Cambridge, Sidgwick Ave, Cambridge CB3 9DF, UK
    Speaker: Heather Webb (University of Cambridge) This is a hybrid event. If you would like to attend, please register by 16th March. Zoom details will be sent 24 hrs in advance of the session.
 

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