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Nicholas Trevet, the Friar as Commentator

University of Reading, Whiteknights, HumSS 181

10:00 -15:30 hrs.

Monday 18th May, 2015

Cost of attendance is £5.

As places are limited, we would welcome registration in advance (please pay on the door; contact details below).


Coffee & registration

Welcome (Paola Nasti and Catherine Léglu)


Luca Lombardo (Venice, Università Ca' Foscari)


11:15- 12:00

Michele Rinaldi (Naples, Università di Napoli Federico II)

Nicholas Trevet on poetry and theology: the commentary on the De civitate Dei.


13:30 - 14:15

Heather Pagan and Geert De Wilde (Aberystwyth University)

Ne nous n'escourterom pas la verité de l'estoire : Trevet's sources in his Anglo-Norman chronicle


Round table, with a contribution via video conference from Lodi Nauta (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

To register, please email either Catherine Léglu , or Paola Nasti



Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014

We are delighted to report that we were ranked 4th among Modern Languages units for Research Impact, showing the superb reach and significance of our research. 80% of our case studies submitted were judged to be ‘world-leading’.

In addition, 65% of our research outputs were graded as ‘internationally excellent’, with 15% as ‘world leading’. This strong performance reflects the diverse and energetic research of our department, which includes specialists in modern and medieval literature, cinema, linguistics and history. 



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