The Medieval Studies Program is hosting Telling the Story of French After the Linguistic, Spatial, and Digital Turns, a talk by Prof. Laura K. Morreale, PhD, associate director of Medieval Studies at Fordham University. Professor Anne Berthelot will introduce the speaker.
“Between the mid-13th and the late 14th centuries, a great number of French texts were written by Italian vernacular-speaking authors or in geographic locales where early forms of Italian were the main mode of oral communication. Much earlier, in the lands of Outremer (Eastern Mediterranean), crusaders and merchants had already introduced a novel cultural construct where the French language was used on a daily basis, and where French language texts were created and circulated.”
December 3, 2015, 4:15 pm, Austin Building 434