Medieval French Reading Group


Medieval French Reading Group
Thursdays (odd weeks), 5-6pm
Jessop West, SR08
                                                                                              Do you ever wonder what French literature and language looked like when it was first written down over 800 years ago? Did the same stories that entertain us now amuse audiences in medieval society? Did knights in shining armour and damsels in distress really exist? And how have works from the Middle Ages been preserved and translated for a modern public to enjoy?
 bodleian ms 264 alexandre
                                                                                                  If you’re interested in finding out the answers to any of these questions, or you are interested in the Middle Ages or French literature and language in general, then come along to the Medieval French Reading group. Running every other Thursday for six informal sessions this semester (weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11), the group will meet to give you an introduction to French medieval literature, discussing language, literature, culture, and society. Attendance will count towards your HEAR, and is open to all students, and you can come to as few or as many as you like. Drinks and snacks will be provided!
                                                                                                                                                                Any questions to Josh Bengough-Smith or Isabel Richardson