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Dr. Jordi Sanchez-Martí (Universität Alicante): The publication of chivalric romances in English, 1473–1535

01.02.2018 | 16:00 c.t.


Surprisingly, the first book printed in English was printed in the Low Countries. Willian Caxton, the first English printer, published his first book in English in Bruges: a romance, which had been the most popular genre of secular literature. This talk will discuss the ways in which romance narratives were distributed in print in England by printers with an important continental background, including Wynkyn de Worde and Gheraert Leeu besides Caxton himself.

Zum Vortragenden:
Dr. Jordi Sánchez-Martí (B.A. Jaume I, M.A. Bristol, Ph.D. Cornell), Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Alicante. His research has focused on the transmission of the Middle English romances, both in manuscript and in print, and has appeared among others in Gutenberg Jahrbuch, Manuscripta, Modern Philology, and Studies in Philology. He is a general editor of the Iberian Books of Chivalry in English Translation series, published by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

Zeit & Ort

01.02.2018 | 16:00 c.t.

Freie Universität Berlin
Rost- und Silberlaube
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Raum: KL 32/202 (1. OG)