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FoE York 2007









 
The French of England:
Linguistic Accommodation and Cultural Hybridity, c. 1100-c.1500




Centre for Medieval Studies, King’s Manor, York,
July 13-16, 2007



 
  Programme


FRIDAY 13TH JULY

12.30pm onwards REGISTRATION

1.45 pm WELCOME and announcements: Jocelyn Wogan-Browne (York)

2.00-3.30 pm SESSION 1:  REGISTERS AND REPERTOIRES: 
CHAIR:    R.F. YEAGER (WEST FLORIDA)

Tim Machan (Marquette):   Linguistics, Literature, and the Late-Medieval Repertoire
Mark Ormrod (York):   Clamour and Noise: Vocalising French and English in Later Medieval Petitions to the English Crown
Ardis Butterfield (University College, London):  Les Manières de Langage: Practising French in Premodern England

3.30-4.00 pm   TEA

4.00-5.30 pm  SESSION 2:  LATE MEDIEVAL ANGLO-FRENCH  CULTURES:  CHAIR:  THEA SUMMERFELD (UTRECHT)

Carolyn Collette (Mt Holyoke):   Discourses of Reconciliation: Metaphors of the Mean in Late 14th-Century Anglo-French Culture
Craig Taylor (York):   Debating the Hundred Years’ War and the Languages of Diplomacy: The Debat des Hérauts d’Armes and Pour ce que  plusieurs
Meg Lamont (University of California at Los Angeles):  The Anglo-Norman Prose Brut in France and England in the Fifteenth Century

5.30-6.30 pm   WINE RECEPTION    SPONSORED  BY  BOYDELL AND  BREWER

6.30-7.30 pm:  SESSION 3:  PLENARY PAPER: 
CHAIR:   THELMA FENSTER (FORDHAM)

Serge Lusignan (Montreal):  French in Contact with English: Social Context and Linguistic Change (Mid-13th-14th Century)


SATURDAY 14TH JULY

9.00-10.30 am   SESSION 4:  CHANNEL CROSSINGS: 
CHAIR:  ROSALIND FIELD (ROYAL HOLLOWAY)

Catherine Batt (Leeds):  Henry, Duke of Lancaster’s Pious Selfhood: Cultural Contexts for the Livre de Seyntz Medicines
Delbert Russell (Waterloo):  Cross-Channel Cultural Continuities: The Barking Life of Edward the Confessor and its French Prose remaniement
Anne Berthelot (University of Connecticut at Storrs):  ‘Translatio Merlini’: A French Merlin Returns to England

10.30-11.00 am   COFFEE

11.00-12.30 pm   SESSION 5:  CROSSING THE  CONQUEST: 
CHAIR: JULIA MARVIN (NOTRE DAME)

Elizabeth Tyler (York):  From Old English to Old French
Henry Bainton (olim York): Translating the ‘English’ Past: The Negotiation of Cultural Identity in Geffrei Gaimar’s Estoire des Engleis
Françoise Le Saux (Reading):  Did Wace Know English?

12.30-2.00 pm   LUNCH

2.00-3.30 pm SESSION 6:  FRENCH IN MULTICULTURAL MEDIEVAL ENGLAND: 
CHAIR:  ELIZABETH TYLER (YORK)

Monica Green (Arizona): Salerno on the Thames: English- Italian Contact and the Genesis of Anglo-Norman Medical Literature
Marianne Ailes (Oxford):  The Chanson de geste in an Insular Context: Hybridity or Appropriation?
Ruth Nissé (Nebraska-Lincoln):   The Jew's Hand: Le Jeu d'Adam and Jewish-Christian Debate in Norman England

3.30-4.00 pm    TEA

4.00-5.30 pm   SESSION 7:  ROUND TABLE  ON ROMANCE  AND  THE  FRENCH  OF ENGLAND: 
CHAIR:  ARLYN  DIAMOND (MASSACHUSETTS)
 
Judith Weiss (Cambridge), Jane Gilbert (University College, London), Rosalind Field (Royal Holloway, London), Ivana Djordjević (Concordia), Laura Ashe (Queen Mary, London)

6.30 pm    CONFERENCE DINNER (KING’S MANOR)


SUNDAY 15TH JULY

9.30-11.00 am   SESSION 8:  MACARONICS:  
CHAIR:  NICOLA MCDONALD (YORK)

Ad Putter (Bristol):  The Languages of Love: Trilingual Secular Lyrics in England
Thea Summerfield (Utrecht):  “ ‘Fi, a deble,’ quath the king”: Language Mixing and Switching in England’s Vernacular Historical Narratives c. 1290-1340
Juliana Dresvina (Cambridge):  St Margaret’s Heron: Middle English Lives and their French Iconography

11.00-11.30 am    COFFEE

11.30-1.00 pm   SESSION 9:   FRENCHES OF ENGLAND:
CHAIR:  LAURIE  POSTLEWATE  (BARNARD)

Jean-Pascal Pouzet (Limoges/Paris 4):  Correlated Dialectology? Locating the Frenches of England
Thelma Fenster (Fordham):  Between Barking and Paris: The Nun’s French and the Monk’s French

1.00-2.00 pm   LUNCH

2.00-4.30 pm EXCURSION :  LED  BY SARAH  REES-JONES (YORK) AND JAYNE  RIMMER (YORK).  A walking tour of medieval York, with particular emphasis on sites with French associations and documentation.   

5.30-7.00 pm   SESSION 10:  FRENCH DEVOTIONS: 
CHAIR: JEAN-PASCAL POUZET  (LIMOGES/ PARIS 4)

Jane Bliss and Henrietta Leyser (Oxford):  ‘Dear Mother’: A Pater Noster of the Thirteenth Century
Rebecca June (Fordham):  Mothers are Supposed to Die: The Anxiety of Confluence in the Crabhouse Manuscript
Laurie Postlewate (Barnard): “Eschuer peché, embracer bountee”: Moral Instruction in the Works of Nicole Bozon

7.00-7.30 pm   WINE RECEPTION


MONDAY 16TH JULY 2007

9.00-10.30 am   SESSION 11:  SOCIAL, LINGUISTIC, AND DOCUMENTARY CONTEXTS FOR FRENCH  IN ENGLAND:  
CHAIR:  MARK ORMROD (YORK)

Maryanne Kowaleski (Fordham):  The French of England: A Maritime lingua franca?
Richard Ingham (University of Central England):  The Persistence of Anglo-Norman 1230-1362: A Linguistic Perspective
David Trotter (Aberystwyth):  Stuffed Latin: Vernacular Evidence in Latin Documents

10.30-11.00 am   COFFEE (with cake)

11.00-12 noon SESSION 12:  ROUND TABLE  ON FRENCH OF ENGLAND FUTURES:  RESOURCES AND ISSUES IN TEACHING AND RESEARCH:  PRESIDER: JOCELYN WOGAN-BROWNE  (YORK):

Mark Ormrod (History), Cathy Hume (French of England Research Associate), Judith Weiss (translation and graduate students), Thelma Fenster (translation strategies), David Trotter (Anglo-Norman hub and Dictionary)

12.00-1.00 pm SESSION 13:  PLENARY AND RESPONSE:  THE FRENCH OF ENGLAND AND MIDDLE ENGLISH STUDIES: 
CHAIR: DEREK  PEARSALL  (HARVARD/YORK)

Nicholas Watson (Harvard University):  Lollardy: The Anglo-Norman Heresy?

1.00-2.00pm   CONFERENCE  CLOSING AND LUNCH
 
 
 

Edward the Confessor returns from his Norman upbringing to take up the English throne
(CUL, Ee. 3. 59, f. 8v)
Reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Library





A Multilingualism in the Middle Ages Conference, supported by the Fordham-York  
Collaborative Project on The French of England; The British Academy; The Modern Humanities Research Association; WUN (Worldwide Universities Network): the Leverhulme Trust and the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
 

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