Juliette Bourdier, Medievalist

Searching the Origins, Teaching the Future



What’s the point of studying medieval literature?

Professor Thorlac Turville-Petre discusses his study of literature from the Middle Ages. University of Nottingham. TURVILLE-PETRE, T, 2010. The Gawain Poet: Places of the Imagination. In: TREHARNE, E and WALKER, G, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Medieval English Literature Oxford... Continue Reading →

Serments de Strazbourg (842)

  The  Serment de Strasbourg is an oath sworn by Charles le Chauve - Charles the Bald (later Holy Roman Emperor Charles II) andÄhnlicher Begriff: Louis II de Germania in solemnizing their alliance against their brother, Emperor Lothair I. The... Continue Reading →

Brush up your French for free

 Improve your French, for free and online, RFI Mission Paris, menez l'enquête- Free Web Site Only Eva can save France. But who are her allies? And who are her enemies? From a Parisian cafe she follows a messenger right into a... Continue Reading →

French Food… Recipe Medieval Style

French Medieval Food Bread, accompanied by meat and wine, was the centrepiece of the medieval diet. Vegetables were more for peasants, both in reality and imagination. Not all foods had the same cultural value. Each had its place within a... Continue Reading →

Halloween, let’s do it Medieval way

Alors, la semaine prochaine, nous allons lire quelques fables surnaturelles qui s'inspirent de croyances celtes.... préparez-vous avant la classe I made a florilege of resources from where to start. Halloween Customs in the Celtic World Source:  Bettina Arnold Lecture given... Continue Reading →

L’Escale, use a silent video to make students talk!

Using a silent video to make students talk! Here I used one of my favorite short movies,  L'escale by Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec, and produced by Nostromo. Festival d'Anncey 2009. This form of "silent" story is ideal in any class which encourages... Continue Reading →

Wikipedia, la contribution francophone

Participez au projet Wikipédia The idea of ​​a cooperation between Francophone Wikimedians (called WikiFranca) took root at the end of 2011. It has been accelerated during the summer 2012 with the successful participation of French and Québécois Wikimedians to the... Continue Reading →

Hwæt! Beowulf Online

Now you can access the manuscript of Beowulf Cotton MS Vitellius A XV The manuscript of Beowulf, the greatest poem in the Old English language, can now be viewed online for the first time. Made around the year 1000, most... Continue Reading →

What American Students Want!

FRIDAY Afternoon: International & Diversity Workshops from 1:00 - 2:00 PM. You may end up teaching abroad, you may have international undergraduates in your classes, you may be a foreign TA, you may feel like you don't fit in, these... Continue Reading →

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