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Medieval Thought: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

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Medieval Thought: An Interdisciplinary Perspective - AAA500164

The course will combine elements of lecture and seminar focusing on a range of topics from historiography, histories of literature, literary theory, history of art, history of architecture, history of religion, philology and theology discussed in the framework of medieval studies. Each session will feature a talk by a junior Czech researcher followed by a response given by a senior foreign academic followed by a general discussion.

The course is aimed at PhD. students and advanced M.A. students but anyone interested in, or working on, any aspect of medieval studies is most cordially welcome.

Two credits for the course, conducted in English, are worth regular attendance (three absences maximum).

The lectures take place in Room 104 of the Faculty main bulding (náměstí Jana Palacha 2, Prague 1) on Wednesdays between 3.50 and 5.20 p.m., with one exception: the first session in may will take place on Monday 6 May.

Programme: 20.2. David A. Murray (Oxford University) and Matouš Jaluška:

Books Striving for Closure: Troubadour Manuscripts and the Cantigas de Santa Maria 27.2. Christina Traxler (Uni. Wien) and Dušan Coufal:

University of Vienna and the Hussite Chalice  6.3. Vladimir Agrigoroaei (Université de Poitiers):

King Arthur, Roland, and the Patriarchs: the sacred-profane cocktail in French art and literature and its influence in medieval Europe 13.3. Len Scales (Durham University) and Václav Žůrek:

The Medieval Think-Tank. Reflections on the Purpose of the King´s Council  20.3. Jeff Rider (Wesleyan University):

The Aesthetics of Light in Chrétien de Troyes’ Story of the Grail 27.3. Cornelia Linde (German Historical Institute, London):

Dominicans and the University of Oxford  3.4. Ephraim Shoham-Steiner (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) and Milan Žonca:

Yom Tov Lipman Mühlhausen and the Late-Medieval Ashkenazic Intellectual culture    10.4. Christian Berg (Oldenburg) and Ondřej Tichý:

Quantification of Spelling Variation  17.4. Carolyne Larrington (Oxford University) and Marie Novotná:

Emotions in Old Norse literature  24.4 Teresa Webber (Cambridge University) and Adéla Ebersonová:

Medieval libraries of Augustinian Canons 

[1.5. is a holiday] 6.5. [8.5. is a holiday] Håkan Rydving (Bergen) and Michal Kovář:

Markedness of metaphor, text and context  15.5. Malcolm Jones (University of Sheffiled) and Jan Dienstbier:

Medieval Folklore and Secular Art 22.5. Cate Gunn (University of Essex) and Klára Petříková:

Living the Lady Rule: English Anchoritic Guides for Female Recluses