|Title||Channelling Relations in Medieval England and France: A Round Table Discussion|
|Date/Time||Tuesday 5 July 2022: 19.00-20.00|
|Organiser||Stephanie Grace-Petinos, Bloomsbury Academic Publishing / Independent Scholar, Hamilton, New Jersey|
|Moderator/Chair||Jennifer Alberghini, Independent Scholar, Bellerose, New York|
|Stephanie Grace-Petinos, Bloomsbury Academic Publishing / Independent Scholar, Hamilton, New Jersey|
|Abstract||Universities often distinguish departments based on geographic regions, such as the designations of 'English' and 'French'. Yet for Medieval Studies, these two regions were not completely separate entities, but deeply entwined with culture, land, language, and even leadership frequently changing hands or uniting them together. This round table discussion brings together scholars who work in an interdisciplinary, cross-Channel capacity to demonstrate the necessity of crossing the borders of English / England and French / France. The participants will discuss cross-Channel relic trade networks; Anglo-Norman crusade songs; Muslim assassins in Arthurian Romance; an original digital mapping project that plots women book owners across the Channel; an early modern German text that engages with a narrative tradition and historical event traditionally associated with the Channel; and the calumniated queen and the Hundred Years War, respectively.
Participants include S. C. Kaplan (Independent Scholar, Santa Barbara, California) and Antonia Murath (Freie Universität Berlin).