In Trinity Term 2015 you are invited to
Latin Vespers of the Dead
in honour of the 750th anniversary of Dante Alighieri's birth
Wednesday 27th May 2015
in St John's College Chapel, Oxford, at 6 pm. 


About the seminar: In this termly series, we will explore the various facets of ‘medievalism’, taken here to mean the post-medieval reception of phenomena understood as pertaining to or defining the medieval period, with papers drawn from a range of disciplines within the Humanities. Stories, concepts, practices, and records which are inspired by, which appropriate, and which follow on from the Middle Ages are being examined with various methodological preoccupations in many disciplines. This series will be a starting-point for collaborative, cross-disciplinary discussion.

Convenors: Matthew Cheung Salisbury (University College / Faculty of Music), Jennifer Rushworth (St John’s College / Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages)

Previous speakers:

25 February 2015: Dr Cynthia Gamble (Chairman, The Ruskin Society), John Ruskin, Marcel Proust, and the pulse of the medieval

12 November 2014: Dr Clare Broome Saunders (Wolfson College, Oxford), Medievalism and the Professional Woman Writer in the Nineteenth Century

28 May 2014: Prof. Katharine Ellis (University of Bristol), Medievalist Musical Struggles in 19th-Century France

27 February 2014: Dr William Whyte (St John’s College, Oxford): Ecclesiastical medievalism in nineteenth-century Britain: architecture, faith, and time

13 November 2013: Dr Fabio Camilletti (Department of Italian, University of Warwick) Exhumations: Dante’s ‘Vita Nova’, the Invention of Courtly Love, and the Framing of Nineteenth-century Desire

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