The LLC Occitan forum seeks to promote scholarly activity regarding the language, literature, and culture of Occitania, those regions where langue d’oc (sometimes called Provençal, after one specific area, Provence) is and has been spoken. This language flourished in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, notably in the hands of the vernacular poets known as troubadours and trobaraitz. Though its survival is threatened, various dialects continue to exist in southern France, Catalonia, and Italy.

The current executive committee includes Michelle Bolduc, Sarah-Grace Heller, Court Wells, Sarah Kay, and Jesús Rodríguez-Velasco.

Troubadour Publics and Public Troubadours

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    Sarah-Grace Heller
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    @heller64

    MLA Convention in Austin, Texas, 7-10 January 2016

    LLC Occitan Forum Call for Papers for MLA convention 2016 in Austin, TX:

    Who had/has access to the Troubadours? What troubadour works rethink public life? What happens to Occitan works when they travel? This panel seeks to explore Occitan works in the wider world and the wider world as fashioned by the Troubadours, considering notions such as open secrets and private publics.

    Proposals: please submit a 250-word abstract to Sarah-Grace Heller, heller.64@osu.edu, by March 15, 2015.

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    Sarah-Grace Heller
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    @heller64

    Here is the plan for the 2016 session. Thanks to all who submitted proposals!

    Troubadour Publics and Public Troubadours

    Presider: Jesús Rodríguez-Velasco, Columbia U

     

    International politics and troubadour rhetoric: the survival of the fittest

    Bill Burgwinkle, University of Cambridge

     

    “De paraulas es grans mercatz”: Troubadours, their public, and the market of words

    Eric T. Matheis, Columbia University

     

     

    Guillem de Berguedà as “Public Troubadour”: a Case Study

    Patrick Kozey, Cornell University

     

    Private Poems Hidden in Plain Sight: Secret Literary Exchanges in Occitan Lyric

    Melanie A. Hackney, New York University

     

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