Iberia"All events are held at the Annmary Brown Memorial (21 Brown Street) at 5:30 PM and free of charge unless otherwise indicated.
The Rhode Island Medieval Circle Lectures
- Thur., Sept. 29 - Lester Little (Smith College,) "The Wine Porters of Northern Italy: Reconstructing the History of a Forgotten Trade and its Patron Saint"
- Thur., Oct. 27 – Robert D. Fulk (Indiana University Bloomington,) “Some Verses Not in Njáls saga”
Njáls saga, the greatest (and longest) of the Icelandic family sagas, was composed about 1280. Sometime shortly thereafter an anonymous poet composed thirty stanzas of skaldic verse for insertion into the saga, and these are found in a limited set of manuscripts. A close examination of these stanzas sheds intriguing and often amusing light on the aesthetics of saga composition ca.1300 and on the function of poetry in the sagas.
- Mon., Nov. 14 - Cord Whitaker (Assistant Prof. of English at Wellesley College,) "Shimmering Philological Mirage: Chaucer’s Miller’s Tale and the Spiritual Side of Race"
- Thur., Dec. 1 - Maria Doerfler (Yale University; crisis, emotional communities, infant death. She works with both eastern and western Mediterranean sources)
- Thur., Feb. 23 -Anders Winroth (Yale University, Canon law, Gratian's Decretum (work that won him a MacArthur Prize), but he has also written more recently on Vikings)
- Thur., March 16 - Lillian von der Walde Moheno (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Itzlapalapa, México, 15th cent. Spanish lit., Sentimental Fiction, Celestina)
- Thur., April 20 -Vasilis Marinis (Yale University; Byzantine art history and architecture)
MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN HISTORY SEMINAR (with department of History)