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.
For an overview of what the CML does, see also this Prezi from February 2016.
News: March 2017
Out now, Historical and Intellectual Culture in the Long Twelfth Century: The Scandinavian Connection, edited by Thomas K. Heebøll-Holm, Mia Münster-Swendsen, & Sigbjørn Olsen Sønnesyn
CML talks this month
March 1, Fulbright fellow Jeff Rider, "The Usefulness of the Middle Ages" at the Danish Institute for Advanced Study.
March 9, Dale Kedwards, "Who Lives in a House Like This? The Icelandic Völundarhús and Legendary Smiths in Medieval Literature." Cardiff Medieval and Early Modern Research Initiative.
March 22, Steffen Hope, "Rex Perpetuus Norvegie - the use of Saint Olaf Haraldsson as a patron for the Norwegian church in the twelfth century." Saints and their Uses in the Middle Ages, Middelaldercentret/Middelaldercirklen Forskerredsmøde, SDU O98, 2:00 - 5:00 pm.
March 22, Christian Etheridge, "St Jerome's discussion of magnetism and the appearance of science in medieval hagiography." Saints and their Uses in the Middle Ages, Middelaldercentret/Middelaldercirklen Forskerredsmøde, SDU O98, 2:00 - 5:00 pm.
Workshop on late-medieval political literature (co-organized by Kristin Bourassa)
Conference, "Crossing Borders in the Insular Middle Ages, c. 900-1500" (April 3-5, Birmingham - Registration deadline March 20) (co-organized by Dale Kedwards)
Two visiting PhD students
Kevin Blankinship (University of Chicago) and Rebecca Searby (University of York) will both be visiting CML Odense in March 2017.
Pictures from Jeff Rider's talk at the Danish Institute for Advanced Study