Proposals are invited for papers for a conference on International Medievalisms in June 2019. Plenary Speakers: Dr Nadia Altschul (Glasgow) and Dr Andrew Elliott (Lincoln) In 2014, Louise D’Arcens and Andrew Lynch defined international medievalism as ‘a domain of cultural practice in which geographical, cultural, and temporal demarcations are brought into question’. The aim of this conference… Continue reading Call for Papers
In 1846, King Frederick William IV of Prussia invited his English friend, the translator Jonathan Birch, to choose apartments in one of his royal palaces. But what possible interest could that have for a medievalist? As it happens, Birch was the first person to produce a ‘complete’ English translation ('translation' is a word which potentially… Continue reading An English ‘Nibelungenlied’ Translator in Berlin
I have recently written a blog post about Leeds International Medieval Congress for the Irish Humanities Alliance, for their 'Busy Season' series: Lectures have ended, exams are corrected, just what do academics do all summer? Fieldwork and research, write books and articles, organise and attend conferences, update next year’s courses, supervise postgraduate dissertations, overhaul websites… For… Continue reading I Know What The Medievalists Did Last (and Every) Summer….
I’m currently researching nineteenth-century Anglophone responses to medieval German literature. This is a postdoctoral project at Maynooth University, funded by the Irish Research Council. I thought I’d post a taster of what I’m doing at the moment, which is looking at English-language versions of the Nibelungenlied. Although I’m considering the long nineteenth century (ending in… Continue reading Queens and Vassals: Lost in Translation
My review of Irmgard Rüsenberg's Liebe und Leid, Kampf und Grimm: Gefühlswelten in der deutschen Literatur des Mittelalters was published in Modern Language Review (Vol. 113, No. 1, January 2018).