If you are interested in more information on any of the reading groups, or would like to start another, please contact us.
The Old Occitan Reading Group is meeting 3-4 PM on Tuesdays this semester in GA (Global Studies) 3134 beginning on January 16th. We study Old Occitan grammar and vocabulary collaboratively and work towards reading fluency. We plan to continue our reading of the 13th century verse romance Flamenca but are open to participants’ requests for other readings. No previous knowledge of Old Occitan is needed, but some background in a Romance language is helpful! Those interested in joining should email Profs. Liz Hebbard (email@example.com) and Barbara Vance (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Middle English ("Song School")
Song School is an informal Middle English pronunciation and paleography group that meets once every month. All are welcome and no previous experience with Middle English or paleography is required. This Fall 2022 semester, Song School will be reading from texts in British Library Harley MS 2253. For more information contact Shannon Gayk (email@example.com) or firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the MEST listserv.
The Queer Medieval Reading (QMR) Group is currently on hiatus. QMR explores queer theory and historicist approaches to gender and sexuality in premodern studies. All interested readers are welcome. For more information, contact coordinators Zac Engledow (email@example.com) or Gregory Tolliver (firstname.lastname@example.org).
An assortment of Latin texts. Previous authors include: Gregory the Great, Bede, Abelard, Heloise, Isidore of Seville, and Ubertino of Casale.
An informal group that meets regularly to read Old English Literature.
Meets one Friday evening per month. Two semesters Old Norse (or equivalent) are required. Contact Kari Gade ( email@example.com ) for details.