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Royal Bank of Canada Foundation Lecture: Reading French in 15th-century England

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Duration: 0:48:58 | Added: 03 Dec 2018
Julia Mattison (RBC Foundation-Bodleian Visiting Fellow at the Bodleian Libraries until 19 December 2018) gives a lecture on reading french in 15th century english.

Fifteenth-century English libraries and private collections have long been known to contain manuscripts in French. Studies of these French manuscripts have often emphasized contemporary acts of translation into English. Instead, this talk draws on manuscripts from the Bodleian’s collections, as well as medieval references to French books, in order to investigate how English readers and owners interacted with these objects. A close study of surviving French manuscripts reveals the reading habits of multilingual English readers and their understandings of the relationship between language and literature.

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