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.

May 2017

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

Interfaces no. 2, on the Theory and Phenomenology of Love, is now available! Download individual articles or the entire issue free of charge at the journal's open-access website.  

CML talks this month

Lars Boje Mortensen, Lecture at the Danish Institute for Advanced Study. "From Family Honor to Abstract Communities. A Literary Sociology of the Middle Ages." Wednesday May 10, 12:15-13:15, Danish IAS conference room.

Kalamazoo International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 11-14

Shazia Jagot, "Middle English/Arabic," session 561: Neighboring Languages and Cross-Cultural Exchange: Persian/Arabic, French/English

Martin Borysek, "Political Literature without a Political Nation? An Assessment of the Takkanot ha-Kahal Texts and Other Legislative Literature in Jewish Communities at the End of the Middle Ages," session 177: Reconsidering the Boundaries of Late Medieval Political Literature I

Two co-sponsored sessions with the Canadian Society of Medievalists: Reconsidering the Boundaries of Late Medieval Political Literature I and II.

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

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