Medieval Francophone Literary Culture Outside France
William Burgwinkle (CI: Department of French, Cambridge), Simon Gaunt (PI: Department of French, King’s College London), Jane Gilbert (CI: Department of French, University College London), and Paul Vetch (CI: Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King’s College London) are pleased to announce the award by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of a grant of £850,652 to this project, which proposes an investigation of medieval francophone literary culture that will be centred not on France but rather on two important axes of transmission of francophone textual culture: one that goes from England across Flanders, to Burgundy and beyond; another across the Alps to Northern Italy and then out into the Mediterranean and further afield to Cyprus and the Levant. The project will run from April 2011 to September 2014.
The project will employ two post-doctoral research associates from October 2011 to September 2014, one based at Cambridge and one based at UCL; there will also be a project student, based at King's.
The project outputs will include an on-line database, a series of seminars and conferences, publications, and an exhibition.