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CFP – The Senses in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: Hearing and Auditory Perception – conference at Trinity College Dublin

Trinity College Dublin 24-25 April 2020 Proposals for papers are invited for a conference on The Senses in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: Hearing and Auditory Perception, which aims to provide an international and interdisciplinary forum for researchers...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 1 Aug 2019

Joseph Ritson (1752-1803)

Ritson’s introduction to A Lytell Geste of Robyn Hode.One of the more interesting characters that I have come across in the course of my research is the antiquarian, Joseph Ritson (1752-1803). Ritson was born in Stockton-on-Tees northern England....

‘By god that dyed on a tree’: Crux Simplex in “A Lytell Geste of Robyn Hode” (c.1450)?

Woodcut of crux simplex (1594)A purely speculative post; I am not a medieval historian or linguist, and this is just something I’ve noticed whilst reading A Lytell Geste of Robyn Hode (1510). I may be wrong, and am certainly willing to be corrected;...

Emotions Move, Emotions Matter

A Report from the International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, MI, May 2014)   Source: Wikimedia Commons   It was difficult not to feel smug when I first walked into room 2016 in the Fetzer Center and saw that it was absolutely packed. ...
From: Histories of Emotion on 6 Jun 2014

Patience Agbabi, Telling Tales, Southwark Cathedral

From the grime to the clean-cut iambic, Rime royale, rant or rap, get your slam-kick I went to hear some Chaucer the other week. It was organised by Poet in the City, which puts on a variety of spoken-word events. This one involved a couple of hours listening...
From: Parthenissa on 21 Apr 2014

Speaking of Feeling in Melbourne… medieval to early modern

From Geoffrey Chaucer and Edmund Spenser,The Canterbury Tales and The Faerie Queene:with other poems of Chaucer and Spenser(1889); image Much discussion of emotion – literary, historical, visual and...
From: Histories of Emotion on 22 Jul 2013

Death and Affect in Chaucer at MLA 2014

This is a call for participants in Death and Affect in Chaucer, a special session proposal for the MLA Convention in Chicago, 9-12 January 2014. \n \nDeath and Affect in Chaucer\nHow does Chaucer’s literature confirm/counter medieval ‘norms’...
From: Histories of Emotion on 17 Jan 2013

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Constructing Search Query URLs

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