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Teaching Medieval French: Sustainable Approaches for the Next Generation

Date: April 27-29, 2023
Location: University of Warwick central campus (see travel directions) and St Mary's Guildhall in Coventry City Centre

This three-day event for UK-based university teachers, researchers, early career academics and postgraduates comes out of two online ‘state-of-the-discipline’ workshops for Medieval French Studies organised in 2022. Responding to a need identified at those workshops, this in-person event at the University of Warwick will enable participants to develop new, sustainable, interdisciplinary approaches for teaching medieval French materials to undergraduates across a range of HE institutions. Bringing together scholars from material cultures, visual cultures, and performance studies, these workshops will lay the foundations for a refreshed teaching practice and inform the medieval French pedagogy of the future.


Rachel Rose Reid performing a medieval story

Rachel Rose Reid performs the Roman de Silence

Please use the booking form below to register. We aim to subsidise attendance for postgraduate, early career, or otherwise precariously employed academics. There is no registration fee for scholars in these categories, and there is an option to request financial assistance on the registration form. All requests for financial assistance should be made on the booking form by Friday 14 April at the latest, and we will do everything possible to make sure everyone can attend, within the limits of our budget.

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Note on transport and accommodation:

Warwick University is situated on its own campus on the outskirts of Coventry. Please note that the events for these workshops take place on Warwick campus as well as Coventry city centre. From Warwick campus Bus Interchange to Coventry Rail Station (and vice versa) is a 15 minute bus ride or shorter by taxi. Warwick Conferences hosts bed & breakfast stays on Warwick campus, but you may prefer to stay in Coventry (e.g. Hotel Ibis, Premier Inn etc.). For information about parking on campus, see Car Parking.

If you would like advice about travel and accommodation, or the local area, please contact Liam Lewis.

Organisation committee and sponsors

Co-organised by Dr Emma Campbell (Warwick) and Dr Liam Lewis (Nottingham)

Generously supported by the following sponsors:

Partners: St Mary's Guildhall in Coventry.

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