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Representing the Medieval and Early Modern Period


27-28 Juin 2022


Mme Gemma Allred, UNINE

Prof. Emma Depledge, UNINE


Prof. Pascale Aebischer, Exeter, UK

Prof. Rory Critten, UNIL



 This two-day workshop will consider the post-medieval and modern reception of Medieval and Early Modern texts and authors, including the ways in which Medieval and Early Modern writers, cities, texts and people have been represented in literature, film and stage productions. Students will be encouraged to interact with reception studies and to consider how myths, legends and biases about their field of studies and its writers have emerged over time. They will also receive training on ways of approaching adaptation and reception studies. The workshop will consist of a plenary talk by Professor Pascale Aebischer (Exeter), entitled Digital Wizardry: The Afterlives of the Offstage and a seminar entitled Representing the Medieval and Early Modern Period as well as a skills seminar entitled Earlier English Studies Beyond the Anglosphere: Challenges and Opportunities, led. By Prof. Rory Critten (Lausanne).


Although linked to Medieval and early modern topics, the event should be of interest to doctoral students working on film and theatre adaptations and on reception studies more generally. The workshop is attached to the Swiss Association of Medieval and Early Modern Studies conference in Neuchâtel, June 2022, and CUSO doctoral students will be welcome to attend the full 3-day conference for free (but please register regardless via: Conference participants will not, however, be allowed to attend the CUSO workshop seminars as these will be reserved for CUSO doctoral students alone. The theme of the SAMEMES conference is 'Medieval and Early Modern Afterlives'. We are designing this as a two-day conference in the hope of allowing doctoral students the maximum amount of interaction, not just with Profs. Aebischer and Critten, but also with other leading scholars working in their field. The other plenary speakers are David Loewenstein (Penn State), David Matthews (Manchester) and Greg Walker (Edinburgh).




The workshop and full conference schedule can be found here:







Deadline for registration 21.06.2022
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