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Narrative Performances

Narrative Performances
Trnity College Chapel and Seeley Hall
Time: Aug 14th, 7:00 pm End: Aug 14th, 10:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Spanish & Portuguese (FAS), Music, Faculty of , Medieval Studies (FAS), History (FAS), French and Linguistics (UTSC), French (FAS), English and Drama (UTM), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Comparative Literature (FAS), 400-1200, 1200-1500
two performances of medieval poetry with a panel discussion

The JHI Program for the Arts on Reading Faces, Reading Minds presents:

Narrative Performances

Presented in conjunction with the tri-annual meeting of the Société Rencevals (click HERE to download conference information as a .pdf file)

Monday 13 August 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Performed by Pneuma Ensemble
Trinity College Chapel

Tuesday 14 August 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Performed by Antoni Rossell
Trinity College Chapel

Tuesday 14 August 2018, 8:30 p.m.
Seeley Hall, Trinity College

  • Dr. Marianne Ailes, Senior Lecturer in Medieval French Literature, University of Bristol
  • Dr. Julio F. Hernando, Associate Professor of Spanish, Indiana University South Bend
  • Dr. Karl Reichl, Professor Emeritus, University of Bonn
  • Dr. Antoni Rossell, Professor of Romance Philology, Universidad Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Dr. Matthew Sergi, English & Drama, University of Toronto

The discussion will be moderated by Professor Dorothea Kullmann, French and Medieval Studies, University of Toronto.

This event will explore the performance of narrative poetry from the Middle Ages through two different performances based in historical research. Tricia Postle and her Pneuma Ensemble will perform Marie de France’s Bisclavret, the lai about the werewolf, in which the narrator transforms into seven characters through mime and gesture, as informed by medieval rhetoric and iconography; an eighth is created through mask. Antoni Rossell will perform extracts from the Old Castilian epic Cantar de mio Cid, demonstrating the expressive potential of the single jongleur playing his own instrument, and alternating recital and song.

All events are free and open to the public. To download the flyer as a pdf file, click on the image below.

Flyer Narrative Performances


Societe Rencevals conference information




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