The French of Outremer: Communities and Communications in the Crusading Mediterranean
34th Annual Conference • Center for Medieval Studies • Fordham University • Lincoln Center Campus • Saturday, March 28, 2014
Fordham’s French of Outremer Project aims to expand awareness of French-language writings and communities of Outremer.
Our website is www.fordham.edu/frenchofoutremer.
Plenary Speakers: Peter Edbury, Cardiff University; Laura Minervini, University of Naples
We welcome papers that address any of the following questions, and encourage papers on related topics:
- Differences between the real and the imagined Outremer
- The cultural identities of communities in the Latin East, and the mechanisms that perpetuated or contravened these identities
- Ties developed with the West through crusading, pilgrimage, and merchant activities, and their contribution to the “French” quality of these communities
- Single texts or textual traditions that originated or were preserved in the lands of Outremer
- French-language translations in the Latin East
- The role of Outremer in the diversification of French-language genres or French-inspired cultural products (art, architecture, legal and intellectual concepts, sacred or urban spaces)
- The place of Outremer within a Francophone medieval world
For website submission guidelines, see www.fordham.edu/frenchofoutremer/submissions.
This conference is co-sponsored by the Center for Medieval Studies and the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University