Richard Cole, ‘When Gods Become Bureaucrats’: Oct 26, 5.15

Delighted to announce that our first research seminar paper this year will be delivered by Dr Richard Cole (UCL), who will be speaking on Old Norse myth in a comparative perspective.

Entitled ‘When God’s Become Bureaucrats’, Richard’s paper will take place at 5.15 on Thursday, October 26 in room 2.47 of the John Perceval Building. As ever, a wine reception will take place after this seminar.

We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Richard COle


Research Seminar Series 2017-2018


October 26 Richard Cole (UCL), ‘When Gods Become Bureaucrats’

November 2 Stephen Guy Bray (University British Columbia), ‘Queerness in Representation’ (co-hosted with CCCT)

November 16 Derek Dunne (Cardiff University), ‘Shakespeare’s Licence’

December 14 Vicky Flood (University of Birmingham), ‘Medieval Political Prophecy and the Limits of National Identity’


March 15 Amy Burge (Cardiff University), ‘From “cristene soudans” to desert queens: the post-medieval legacy of The King of Tar’s performative hybridity’

March 22 Liz Oakley-Brown (Lancaster University), Title: TBC

DATE: TBC Claire Jowitt (UEA)


All papers take place in room 2.47 on Thursdays at 5.15. A wine reception will follow each paper.

Transmission and Transformation: rewriting medieval literary genres

 A postgraduate conference hosted by Cardiff University’s Medieval and Early Modern Research Initiative


Friday, May 5, John Percival Building






SESSION ONE     2.00-3.15   Religious and Linguistic Transformations

David Mason, ‘Miracle and Mechanisation: Romance Magic on Crusade’

Xoana Costa Rivas, ‘The Gloss to the Lindisfarne Gospels and the demise of Old English Strong Verbs’

Sheri Smith, ‘Susanna, Griselda and Custance, preserved through divine grace: Invoking the literary in the fifteenth-century poem, “Alas, quid eligam ignoro”‘

SESSION TWO   3.30-4.45    Literary and Historical Transformations  

Caitlin Coxon, ‘Philomela: From Ovid to Chaucer’

Victoria Shirley, ‘Brutus, Scota, and Albina: conceptions of time in three medieval origin stories’

Charli Pruce, ‘Omission, Quotation, and Transformation: Writing and Rewriting the Becket Affair in the Chronicles of Roger of Hoveden’

SESSION THREE   5.00-6.15   Arthurian Transformations

Arthur Usher, ‘1660 and All That: Arthur in the Year of Restoration’

Olivia Mills, ‘Perceval and his kin – the making of a man: it’s a family affair’

Rebecca Newby, ‘Illusory and Abandoned Ends in Chrétien de Troyes’ Arthurian Romances’

Wine Reception in 2.47