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Medieval Reading Group

Welcome to the Medieval Reading Group at Warwick!

All are warmly invited to join us for informal discussion of primary texts and critical works of interest to staff and students working in a wide variety of areas. The group meets at 5pm in H4.50. Details of this year's meetings can be found below; please see the link above for an archive of previous years' readings.

Wednesday 10th October 2018: Medieval beasts

We will read the Lion and the Dog in W. B. Clark, A Medieval Book of Beasts: The Second-Family Bestiary. Commentary, Art, Text and Translation (The Boydell Press, 2006).

Images from some of the manuscripts of this text can be found here:

The Ashmole Bestiary (Bod. Lib. Ashmole 1511)

The Aberdeen Bestiary (Aberdeen University Library 24)

Wednesday 16th January 2019: Dante in translation

We'll be reading cantos 1-3 of Dante's Paradiso, trans. Stanley Lombardo (2017).

Wednesday 1st May: the 5pm session originally scheduled for this date will be replaced by the next meeting of the Dante reading group at 1-2pm in room H450. To join the mailing list for this group please email