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2020 Conference Programme

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DAY 1

16th April 2020

 

9.45 Coffee/Registration

Ramsden Room, St Catharine’s College

 

10.45—12.30 Session 1: Situating the Court in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

Chair: Emma Cayley, University of Leeds

Ramsden Room, St Catharine’s College

 

The court of Scotland in the Roman de la Manekine: constructing otherness

Laura Bailey, University of Cambridge

‘Un chat qui parloit grijois’: nonsense and the world in the Fatrasies d’Arras

Henry Ravenhall, King’s College London

Lyric Insertion, Courtly Discourse, and Knowledge in the Chastelaine de Vergy

Sophie Marnette, University of Oxford

 

12.30—13.30 Lunch

Senior Combination Room, St Catharine’s College

 

13.30—15.00 Session 2: The Medieval Welsh Literary Court

Chair: Richard Dance, University of Cambridge

Ramsden Room, St Catharine’s College

 

Constructing Powys in twelfth-century court poetry: a question of literary agency

Ben Guy, University of Cambridge

‘Gorssed a oed uch law y llys’: Courts and Prehistoric Landscape in Medieval Welsh Literature

Brigid Ehrmantraut, University of Cambridge

Downhill all the way: the depiction of Arthur's court in Culhwch ac Olwen

Paul Russell, University of Cambridge

 

15.00—15.30 Tea/Coffee

Ramsden Room, St Catharine’s College

 

15.30—16.30 Session 3: Early Modern Savoy

Chair: Mary Franklin-Brown, University of Cambridge

Ramsden Room, St Catharine’s College

 

The Treaty of Cateau-Cambrésis (1559) and a Marriage between Two Courts: Marguerite de France and Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy

Sarah Alyn Stacey, Trinity College Dublin

Writing Virtuous Nobility at the Court of Savoy: Emmanuel-Philibert de Pingon’s ‘Ode à Madame Marguerite’

Alexandra Corey, Trinity College Dublin

 

17.00—18.00 Branch Business Meeting

Ramsden Room, St Catharine’s College

 

19.00—19.30 Reception (co-hosted by the MML French Section and ASNC Department)

McGrath Lobby, St Catharine’s College

 

19.30 Conference Dinner


DAY 2

17th April 2020

 

9.30—11.00 Session 4: The Courtly Worlds and Worldly Courts of Lyric

Chair: Ruth Harvey, Royal Holloway, University of London

Ramsden Room, St Catharine’s College

 

Troubadour Lyric and the ‘Tyranny of Distance’

Matt Lampitt, University of Cambridge

Title TBC

Emily Kate Price, University of Cambridge

Iberia and the Court in Oswald von Wolkenstein’s Songs

Doriane Zerka, Queen Mary, University of London

 

11.00—11.30 Tea/Coffee

Ramsden Room, St Catharine’s College

 

11.30—13.00 Session 5: Situating the Court in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

Chair: TBC

Ramsden Room, St Catharine’s College

 

The Matter of Troy in the Angevin Court in Naples and Ricardian England: Boccaccio's Filostrato and Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde

Marilynn R. Desmond, Binghamton University

The Whole World in her Book: The Significance of the sale merveilleuse in Christine de Pizan’s Livre de la mutacion de Fortune

Charlotte E. Cooper, University of Oxford

Spaces, lenses and wormholes: representing Saracens in the universe of Le Roman de Gillion de Trazegnies

Michele Buras-Stubbs, University of Liverpool

 

13.00—14.00 Lunch

Senior Combination Room, St Catharine’s College

 

14.30 Conference Trip

 St John’s College Library, Special Collections