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Medieval Seminar Series

The Medieval Seminar is an interdisciplinary research seminar based in departments across the Humanities. All events are open to staff, students and other interested parties.

Unless otherwise advertised, all seminars will begin at 5.00pm in the Humanities Building , H0.56

All staff and students welcome


Weds. 14th Oct. Reading Group (Chapter 1 from Adrian Armstrong and Sarah Kay, Knowing Poetry: Verse in Medieval France from the Rose to the Rhétoriquers’)

Weds. 28th Oct. Marilynn Desmond, ‘The Cartographic Imaginary in Christine de Pizan's Chemin de Long Estude’

Weds. 4th Nov. Reading Group (a selection from the Coventry Corpus Christi Plays)

Thurs. 19th Nov. Adrian Armstrong, ‘“Mon cierge trouvay soufflé”: Masculinity and its tensions in François Villon’ (joint with French). This talk takes place at 4pm in R1.13

Weds. 2nd Dec. Juan Miguel Valero Moreno (joint with STVDIO), (provisional title) ‘The Neglected Iberian Humanism: Alonso de Cartagena and the Classics’


20th Jan. Thorlac Turville-Petre, ‘Description in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’ - Venue R3.25 (Ramphal)

3rd Feb. Reading Group

10th Feb. Giorgio Tagliaferro, Imperial Mission Accomplished!

The Late Sixteenth-Century Representation of the Fourth Crusade in the Doge’s Palace, Venice - Venue R3.25 (Ramphal)

2nd Mar. Reading Group

9th Mar. Simon Gilson, 'Dante's Doctrine: Knowledge and Learning in the Commedia'.


4th May Workshop - 'Cannibalism in medieval literature'

11th May Daniel McCann (title to be confirmed)

27th May Research day on ‘Medieval Materiality’

8th June Merryn Everitt, ‘Textual Communities, Spiritual Translation, and Religious Freedom in the Occitan Life of Barlaam and Josaphat’

15th Jun. Reading Group

Dr Emma Campbell (French Studies): Emma dot Campbell at warwick dot ac dot uk

Dr Christiania Whitehead (English Studies):