RI Medieval Circle Lecture - Laurie Shepard (BC)

The Program in Medieval Studies cordially invites you to join us for a lecture by Laurie Shepard from Boston College. Prof. Shepard will talk on “Women Troubadours and the Preservation of their Poetry in Southern French and Northern Italian Manuscripts.” The lecture will be held on Thursday, Oct. 16. from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in the Annmary Brown Memorial, room 108. Laurie Shepard is an Associate Professor of Italian in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Boston College (Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts). Her research focuses on medieval literature, and she has published on Medieval Latin epistolography (Courting Power: Persuasion and Politics in the Early Thirteenth Century, Garland, 1999), and lyric poetry, including an edition the trobairitz  (Bruckner, M., Shepard L. and White, S. Songs of the Women Troubadours, Garland, 1995; paperback, Taylor & Francis 2000). Her current research also includes Renaissance comedy, and she is working on a website that will reconstruct the communities that produced, performed and published comedies in the early decades of the sixteenth century in Italy. As always, this event is free and open to the public and a lite reception will follow. We hope to see you there!