IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 219: Multilingualism and the Use of French beyond France, c. 1100 - c. 1300

Monday 1 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval Literature, Syddansk Universitet, Odense / University of York
Organiser:Elizabeth M. Tyler, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Tuomas M. S. Lehtonen, Finnish Literature Society / Nordic Centre for Medieval Studies (NCMS), Helsinki
Paper 219-aCrusading Narratives from Latin to French: Switching Codes, Ethos, and Audience
(Language: English)
Lars Boje Mortensen, Institut for Historie, Syddansk Universitet, Odense
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 219-bFrom the Thames to the Scheldt/Escaut: Widening the Contexts for the French of England
(Language: English)
Elizabeth M. Tyler, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Dutch, Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - French or Occitan
Abstract

This session focuses on the use of written and spoken French in multilingual contexts outside of France in the 12th-13th centuries. It aims to contribute to non-nationalising approaches to the study of French as an international language in the High Middle Ages, to the study of the dynamics of between Latin and the vernaculars and to new ways of conceptualising the literary history of the Middle Ages. Papers will range from across England, the Low Countries, Italy, and the Holy Land.