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Reception: Marisa Galvez wins the 2008 Bernheimer Prize from the American Comparative Literature Association

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Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 12:00pm

Reception: Marisa Galvez wins the 2008 Bernheimer Prize from the American Comparative Literature Association

A Celebration in honor of Marisa Galvez's outstanding achievement will be held:

Thursday, February 21st, 2008
12:00pm - 1:30pm
German Studies Library (260-252)

Galvez's dissertation is entitled: "Medium as genre: a historical phenomenology of the medieval songbook in the Occitan, German, and Castilian traditions"

Considering Occitan troubadour, Middle High German Minnesang and Iberian cancionero songbook traditions from the high to late medieval period (ca. 1200-1500), this project charts the rise and persistence of the songbook genre. The argument focuses on the development of the songbook as a concrete, communal object that establishes a system of values for the reception of medieval lyric, including rhetorical, bibliographical, and phenomenological horizons. Moreover, this comparative study examines the role of songbooks in poetic attribution, canon formation and the concept of courtliness amidst the assimilation of new historical realities and material practices.

Please join us!
Refreshments will be served.