The Joys of Old French

Hilary week 8

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LE ROMAN D’ISEULT? LADIES IN LETTERS, FROM “POETESSES” TO TRANSVESTITES

Thomas, Turin and Strassburg ms, and Douce start-l. 796
Excerpts: French feminine hagiography, Romance first-person-voice (f.) solitary complaints

Extra-curricular extras:

  • Occitan trobairitz lyric
  • Le Roman des Sept sages de Rome
  • Heldris de Cornüalle, Le Roman de Silence

For next week: Thomas, to the end!

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