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Beauty, Piety and Fun in Medieval Literature

Beauty, Piety and Fun in Medieval Literature

Lecture by Evelyn Birge Vitz

The O’Donovan Humanities Lecture, held by Oakrest School, given on March 13, 2021

Professor Vitz will take our audience on an exciting journey through seven of her favorite medieval works from England, France, and Spain, drawing on romance, epic, crusade chronicle, and theatre. She will explore some of the fascinating history and themes in these great—and appealing—Catholic works from the Middle Ages.

Evelyn Birge Vitz is Professor Emerita of French Literature, Thought and Culture at New York University. To learn more about her research, please visit her university web page.

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Top Image: Yvain rescues the lion – Garrett MS. 125   fol. 37r

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