Images, Incunabula, Papers

The ‘Libelle of Englyshe Polycye’: An English view of Europe in the Fifteenth Century

It can be useful to take a non-linear approach to events – to look back and see our present reflected in the past. The debates filling newspapers and website about the forms British trade with Europe could or should take have made me cast my mind back to the subject of a paper I gave… Continue reading The ‘Libelle of Englyshe Polycye’: An English view of Europe in the Fifteenth Century

Guest Post, Manuscripts, Outreach

Teachable Features 1: Binding Error, MS Bodl. 565

I've just written a blog for Teaching the Codex, the manuscript pedagogy initiative I run with my colleague, Dr Tristan Franklinos. We are launching a series called 'Teachable Features', as a resource for teachers to give quick demonstrations, as well as for anyone interested in learning about manuscripts who does not have immediate access to… Continue reading Teachable Features 1: Binding Error, MS Bodl. 565

Guest Post, Images, Nibelungenlied, Outreach

The Nibelungenlied, or Making a Medievalist

Every year, the Oxford German Network runs a series of reading groups for local secondary schools. Yesterday I led the first of the sessions - in at the deep end with some Middle High German in the form of the Nibelungenlied. The groups will continue for the next three weeks. Kafka is up next. In preparation… Continue reading The Nibelungenlied, or Making a Medievalist

Articles, Guest Post, Images

Shakespeare in German Translation

I have recently written a guest blog post for the Taylor Institution in Oxford, which is currently playing host to an exhibition on Shakespeare in translation. Have a look at their introduction to what I have to say, and then head on over to their blog to read the rest! The Taylor Institution’s ‘Shakespeare in Translation’ exhibition illustrates… Continue reading Shakespeare in German Translation

Conferences

Women’s Responses to the Reformation

I am currently co-organising a workshop focusing on women's responses to the Reformation with Edmund Wareham and Charlotte Hartmann. The workshop will take place in Oxford on 23 June 2016. Our programme is now available, and you can register for the workshop here (£10). Part of this project is a crowdsourced translation of the Juttenspiel, a fifteenth-century German play about Pope… Continue reading Women’s Responses to the Reformation