Centre for Medieval Literature

Centre for Medieval Literature (CML) is a Centre of Excellence founded in 2012 and funded for ten years by the Danish National Research Foundation. The CML seeks to establish a cross-disciplinary theoretical framework for the study of medieval literature on a European scale.

The Centre is located at the University of Southern Denmark (Odense) and at the University of York and is run by prof. Lars Boje Mortensen (Centre leader, SDU), prof. Elizabeth Tyler (York), and professor MSO Christian Høgel (SDU). The CML furthermore consists of participants from York and Odense and of a wider group of European and North American scholars.

Summer 2017 

Two New Issues of Interfaces: A Journal of Medieval European Literatures out now!

For Interfaces no. 2, on the Theory and Phenomenology of Love, see here.

For Interfaces no. 3, on Rediscovery and Canonization: The Roman Classics in the Middle Ages, see here.

Congratulations CMLers!

Postdoc Shazia Jagot will be starting a permanent post at the University of Surrey in September!

Two CML postdocs have been appointed to assistant professorships with the Danish Institute for Advanced Study (SDU): Rosa Rodriguez Porto (from September 1) and Aglae Pizzone (from February 1)!

PhD student Tom Powles has won joint first in the Humanities Research Centre doctoral fellowships at York!

Some new publications

Lars Boje Mortensen, "The Sudden Success of Prose: A Comparative View of Greek, Latin, Old French, and Old Norse," in Medieval Worlds.

Alastair Matthews, "When is the Swan Knight not the Swan Knight? Berthold von Holle's Demantin and Literary Space in Medieval Europe," in The Modern Language Review.

For an overview of what the CML does, see also this Prezi from February 2016.

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