medieval literature

Célébrons & celebrate #WomensDay #JournéeDeLaFemme #InternationalWomensDay #JournéeDesDroitsDesFemmes #WomensHistoryMonth with some #medieval #occitan #poetry #poésie (C 12-13 s.) by women #trobairitz #écriture #féminine

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Medievalising #MLA2019: medieval, medieval-friendly, medievalist, medievalistically-interesting, and potentially medievalisable Calls For Papers

Six degrees of separation? However non-medievalist you might be—or un-/a-/anti-/post- and so on—if you’re in language, literature, and cultural studies then you’re at most three degrees of separation away from the medieval. Elsewhere in the literary / literate humanities and liberal arts too; and in mathematics, medicine, the sciences, environmental studies, law, education, and some of the social sciences. All that’s needed is curiosity, goodwill, and a little imagination. You might be surprised to find that you or your area has been medievalist or transmedievalist all along, or that you become a medievalist: always a delightful and enriching revelation.  (more…)

The Joy of Consent: Feeling Together (in some medieval Occitan poetry); FHIS research seminar (2 = talk + slides)

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The Joy of Consent: Feeling Together (in some medieval Occitan poetry); FHIS Research Seminar (1 = pre-circulated slides + references + post-talk links)

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WORKS CONSULTED AND CITED

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The Joy of Consent: Feeling Together (3: out-takes) #MLA18

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APPENDICIAL DANGLY BITS

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The Joy of Consent: Feeling Together (2: slides & references) #MLA18

The 133rd MLA (Modern Language Association) Annual Convention, New York
2018 Presidential Theme: States of Insecurity
Session 92: LLC Occitan Forum – “Joy: Thinking / Feeling”
Thursday 4 January 2018, 3:30 p.m.

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Slides from talk, in PowerPoint and PDF (and yes, the talk was under the allotted 20 minutes):

WORKS CONSULTED AND CITED

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The Joy of Consent: Feeling Together (1)

The 133rd MLA (Modern Language Association) Annual Convention, New York
2018 Presidential Theme: States of Insecurity
Session 92: LLC Occitan Forum – “Joy: Thinking / Feeling”
Thursday 4 January 2018, 3:30 p.m.

PROLOGUE

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Christine de Pizan, “Ditié de Jehanne d’Arc”

All images in this post: London, British Library, Harley MS 4431 (Christine de Pizan, but not her Joan of Arc)

As promised in the previous post, here is a PDF facing-column text: Christine de Pizan on Joan of Arc, (more…)

From Joan of Arc to Wonder Woman via Christine de Pizan, on #medievaltwitter

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Twittering collage comics: a fine, noble, and ancient art

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Next post: on Christine de Pizan

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Since the advent of The Post-Ironic Dictatorship Of The Post-Proletariat in the USA, there’s been a certain resurgence of interest in—and a renewed appreciation of the eternal timeliness and relevance of—the allegorical, the apocalyptic, and active women; writers, makers, and shapers. It’s not all about The Handmaid’s Tale; I have a sense that Christine de Pizan may be having a resurgence. Renaissance. Renovation. Consider this a tip-off on trend-spotting, cool-hunting, and innovation. (Also, on these subjects, if you’re looking for something else to read, may I recommend William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition and Zero History).

Anyway. I’ll be reposting a bunch of stuff from recent Twitter in a next blog post on here. Much will be from today: being the feast day of Joan of Arc, burned at the stake in Rouen on this day in 1431, and whose first biography (in her lifetime, in 1429) was by Christine.  (more…)