Conference Program

FR 606 Conference Program (PDF)


The importance of time limits at conferences

When Professors Profess Too Much

More interesting than the article itself, which takes a lenient view of papers that exceed their time limits, are the comments.  The main idea: do not go over your time limit. Do not go over your time limit. Do not go over your time limit.

For your presentations, I will set a timer for 20 minutes. When the alarm sounds, your time to speak is up and we will move on to a 10 minute question/discussion period before the next paper.

Journal discussion (Yvain)

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Links of potential interest:

Bestiaire du Moyen Âge (BnF online exhibit)

Journal images and links





Chelsea (modern representations of Guenevere)

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Brittany (symbolism of lions)


Who are you?

Where are you from?

What do you want to do after grad school?

What about the Middle Ages or medieval literature interests you?


Welcome to the page for FR 606 (Literature of the Middle Ages: Happily Ever After? Love at the Royal Court) at the University of Kentucky!

Making medieval books

The first video comes from the Getty Museum in Los Angeles and gives many details on the creation of a medieval manuscript.  The second comes from the film The Name of the Rose and provides a glimpse of what a medieval scriptorium might have been like.

Scriptorium scene starts at 5:10: