Month: May 2022

Seminar 5: Landscape as Theory

What theoretical frameworks does the concept of landscape offer us? This was the question explored in the May seminar by Marilynn Desmond (Distinguished Professor of English and Medieval Studies, Binghamton University, State University of New York) and Matt Lampitt (Junior Research Fellow, St John’s College, Cambridge), in papers which took us to ancient Troy, medieval islands of ruins and mysticism,…

Call for papers: conference 14-15 September 2022

Hybrid conference in Cambridge 14-15 September 2022: call for papers From maps to chronicles, from sagas and songs to emerging cities, landscape plays an active part in shaping the medieval world. Much more than a backdrop to narrative, much more than a passive object of knowledge, much more than patches of space to be allocated and appropriated, landscape is a vital force in…

Seminar 4: Landscape as Literature

This month’s seminar focused on Landscape as Literature and was led by Dr Miranda Griffin, the seminar’s co-convenor and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics. She was joined by her Murray Edwards colleague, Dr Leo Mellor, Roma Gill Fellow in English. Ranging chronologically from the world of medieval French romance to the Arthurian landscape…