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Marisa Galvez on Troubadour Poetry

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
About Guest: 

Marisa Galvez is Associate Professor of French at Stanford University. She specializes in medieval literature and culture, especially the lyric and romance of Continental Europe during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Her scholarship focuses on such topics as crusade, performance, and the European lyric tradition from the Middle Ages to the present day. In addition to completing a book on crusade, she is working on two other projects: a transhistorical study of crystal; and contemporary medieval poetry and new theories of lyric.

Her multi-year Performing Trobar project seeks to cultivate, historicize, and compare the experience of troubadour lyrics in literary and performative modes. In exposing students and the Stanford community to the rich aural and verbal texture of the medieval world, Performing Trobar seeks to animate our engagement with medieval lyric both as a philological artifact and as a vernacular art that continues to be translated before various audiences around the world.

See her discuss "Performing Trobar" here --
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBulaLlekms