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 Courtly Lyric in the Medieval Tradition seminar has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor and the directors of this seminar gratefully acknowledge their support. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed on this website and in this seminar do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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