Perceptions of Language and Learned Tradition in the Middle Ages (3/5 ECTS), 7 to 9 May

This seminar focuses on how vernacular learned literacy interacted with the Latin and Greek traditions in the Middle Ages. We focus on three linguistic areas: Irish, Slavic (East and West) and Old Norse. The seminar is mainly based on primary sources in translation. Among other issues, we address the complicated distinction between native/local/vernacular and classical/Latin/Greek beyond the linguistic level, as well as the strategies for securing a degree of cultural authority for the vernacular.

You will find more details along with the reading list. The bulk of the reading will be distributed in advance. More information on distribution and acquisition will be sent to participants.

Please sign up here before 20 April.


Mikael Males
Tags: medieval studies, medieval literature, medieval language, PhD course, philology
Published Apr. 3, 2018 4:40 PM - Last modified Nov. 8, 2018 9:53 AM