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Programme 2015

University of Warwick 

Tuesday 14th April 

9.00-10.00 Registration and welcome 

10.00-12.00 Session 1: Courtliness, shape-shifting, and the merveilleux 

1. Amanda Hopkins, ‘Shifting bodies, shifting courts: exploring ideas of the court and courtliness through medieval tales of lycanthropy’ 

2. Eleanor Hodgson, ‘“Franche beste, com me faites grant cortoisie”: the representation of animal courtliness in Guillaume de Palerne and its intertexts’ 

3. Victoria Turner, ‘Courtliness and/as marvel: the quick and the dead in the fourteenth-century Bérinus’ 

12.00-13.30 Lunch 

13.30-16.00 Session 2: Courtliness and intertextuality 

1. Liam Lewis, ‘Rethinking chivalry through the horse in Philippe de Thaon’s Bestiaire’ 

2. Sophie Marnette, ‘“Courtly” fabliaux and “uncourtly” lais: what to do with them’ 

3. Lewis Beer, ‘“Thought is free”: resentful lovers and the limits of courtly speech’ 

4. Lucas Wood, ‘Courtliness assayed: infidelity, community, and the magical chastity test’ 

16.00-16.30 Break 

16.30-17.30 Business meeting 

17.30-19.30 Roundtable 

Presenters: Professor Ad Putter, Dr Jane Gilbert, and Professor Emma Dillon. 

19.30-20.00 Wine reception 

20.00 Conference dinner 

Wednesday 15th April 

9.00-10.30 Session 3: Reassessing courtliness in later medieval literature 

1. Anne Baden-Daintree, ‘Courtly discourse and the expectation of loss’ 

2. Lawrie Dower, ‘Court Literature in Henryson’s Scotland’ 

10.30-11.00 Break 

11.00-13.00 Session 4: Courtliness in translation 

1. Penny Simons, ‘Translating uncourtliness? Joufroi de Poitiers and Flamenca’ 

2. Michelle Bolduc, ‘Translating virtue for the court: Jean Courtecuisse’s livre Senecque des quatre vertus cardinalz (1403)’ 

3. Adrian Stevens, ‘Between Latin, French, and German: Gottfried von Strassburg on the writing of romance and the creation of courtly vernaculars’ 

13.00-14.30 Lunch 

14.30-16.30 Session 5: Putting the court back into courtliness: courtly literature and law 

1. Helen J. Swift, ‘Stretch and challenge: controlling courtliness through the court’ 

2. Rosalind Brown-Grant, ‘Lessons in law, lessons in chivalry: the Roman de Gérard de Nevers illuminated by the Wavrin Master and Loyset Liédet’ 

3. Ruth Harvey, ‘“Troubadours et juristes” revisited’ 

16.30-17.00 Conclusion