Michaelmas: Mondays at 3pm, weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8, Univ College (room TBC)
This informal reading group will explore queer and trans themes in medieval texts. In Michaelmas, we’ll be thinking about queer/trans sanctity across medieval Christian, Jewish and Sufi traditions.
Week 2: Queer longings for God
Week 4: Transfemme prayer: Kalonymus ben Kalonymus
Week 6: Transmasc sainthood: Euphrosyne/Smaragdus
Week 8: The trial of Joan of Arc
All extremely welcome! To join the mailing list and get texts in advance, or if you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello fellow friends of Medieval German,
with a slight delay, we want to introduce this term’s Middle High German reading group.
It is a great opportunity to improve your reading and translating skills in a relaxed and informal environment and everybody is welcome. We translate and discuss a variety of medieval texts both prose and poetry.
This terms topic will be adultery, so you can look forward to
4th week: Nibelungenlied
5th week: Tristan (Gottfried von Straßburg)
6th week: Tristan (Gottfried von Straßburg)
7th week: Die Suche nach dem glücklichen Ehepaar (Heinrich Kaufringer)
8th week: Der Renner: Ziegenschwank (Hugo von Trimberg)
We will meet every Thursday at Somerville College in the Productivity Room (Margery Fry) at 9:00 and are looking forward to seeing you all there.
If you want to participate, please send an e-mail to email@example.com. Also, as the texts and some useful information about Middle High German will be shared in a Dropbox, please include your Dropbox e-mail address, so we can add you.
We are really looking forward to meet you all!
All the best
Rebekka and Melina
Image: Da1 (D) = Darmstadt, Ld. u. Hochschulbibl. Cod. 2779 (Hugo von Trimberg: ‘Der Renner’): The lover and the goat, f. 186v