Kalamazoo 2011: Denis Sauvage and Sixteenth-Century Medievalisms

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Catherine Emerson and Cristian Bratu

46th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 12-15, 2011)

This panel will analyze the contribution that sixteenth-century editors made to the formation of the medieval canon, primarily in terms of selecting which texts received scholarly editions in the century after their composition. We are focusing particularly on Denis Sauvage, editor of the first editions of the histories of Philippe de Commynes and Jean Froissart equipped with critical apparatus. As well as being an editor and commentator on medieval histories, Sauvage was a translator from Latin and Italian into French and one of a small number of writers to hold the position of royal historian. He is, therefore, a key figure in the French Renaissance and understanding his contribution will help us understand the way that modern approaches to medieval French literature were shaped by the Renaissance.

Please send your abstracts (250-300 words) by September 20, 2010, to either Dr. Catherine Emerson (catherine.emerson@nuigalway.ie) or Dr. Cristian Bratu (Cristian_Bratu@baylor.edu). Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the organizers.