Lunchtime talks

Lunchtime talks

Talks to accompany The Romance of the Middle Ages

All talks will talk place in Convocation House, Old Bodleian Library. 

No booking necessary.


Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 1.00pm - 1.30pm
Before Tolkien: Manuscripts, Audiences and Readers of the Middle English Romance
Dr Alison Wiggins (Senior Lecturer in English Language, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow)

Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 1.00pm - 1.30pm
The Birth of Romance in England
Dr Laura Ashe (University Lecturer and Tutor in English Literature, Worcester College, Oxford)

Wednesday, 7 March 2012, 1.00pm - 1.30pm
Medieval Romance and the Gift of Storytelling
Dr Nicholas Perkins (University Lecturer and Tutor in English, St Hugh's Collece, Oxford; Curator of the exhibition)

Friday, 23 March 2012, 1.00pm - 1.30pm
Shakespeare and Medieval Romance
Prof Helen Cooper (Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature, Magdalene College, Cambridge)

Lunchtime talks

A personal collection of romances, MS Douce 261