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Biblical Epic Seminar

Cambridge Seminar on Biblical Epic

Hosted by the Centre for Medieval Literature, and the Departments of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, and Middle Eastern Studies; with the support of St John’s College

Sunday, 16th & Monday, 17th November, 2014
Dirac Room, Fisher Building, St John’s College in Cambridge

Sunday, 16th November

Session 1: The Eastern Mediterranean in Late Antiquity (2:30-3:30)

Hebrew: Ophir Muenz-Manor (Open University of Israel)

Syriac: Sergei Minov (University of Oxford)

Break: 3:30-4:00

Session 2: The Sacred Languages of Eastern and Western Christianity (4:00-5:30)

Byzantine Greek: Christian Høgel (Southern Denmark University)

Late Antique Latin: Francesco Stella (University of Siena-Arezzo)

Slavonic: Susana Torres Prieto (IE Business School, Madrid)

Monday, 17th November

Session 3: Northwestern Europe (9:15-10:45)  

Medieval Irish: Máire Ní Mhaonaigh (University of Cambridge)

Old English: Elizabeth Tyler (University of York)

Medieval German: Valentine Pakis (St. Thomas University, Minnesota)

Break: 10:45-11:15

Session 4: Medieval Latin and Romance (11:15-12:15)

Old French: Maria Teresa Rachetta (Sapienza University, Rome)

Medieval Latin: Julie Barrau (University of Cambridge) 

Session 5: Round-table discussion (12:15-1:00)

Led by Rosalind Love (University of Cambridge) and Michael Rand (University of Cambridge)

For further information, contact:

Dr Michael Rand
University Lecturer in Hebrew & Aramaic
Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies