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NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers

Courtly Lyric in the Medieval French Tradition.
Poetry as Performance


Dates: June 11 – June 29, 2018
Location: Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL
Project Directors: Christopher Callahan & William Hudson
Visiting Faculty: Daniel O’Sullivan
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
Notification Deadline: March 28, 2018
Participant Confirmation Deadline: April 6, 2018
Stipend: $2700

The seminar will offer an interdisciplinary approach to the trouvères, medieval France’s lyric poets, who flourished ca. 1180–1300. As full understanding of trouvère poetry requires a dual approach, as text and as music, the seminar is designed to foster collaboration between language/literature specialists and musicians/musicologists wishing to develop curricular and research expertise in the Middle Ages, with the goal of bringing each constituency to relative fluency in the other’s discipline.

The directors of this seminar gratefully acknowledge the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this seminar do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

revised 11/06/2017