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Dr Alexander Ibarz


I am a research assistant within the two-year Leverhulme-funded project 'Egerton 1500: Histories and Genealogies' (Principle Investigators: Prof. C. Léglu; Dr F. Botana RA Art History). External advisers to the project are Prof. P. Ricketts (COM Edition) and Porf. D. Luscombe (History).

The Leverhulme-funded project for which I am a research assistant studies the manuscript British Library Egerton 1500, which contains the text and chronological tables of the Abreujamens de las historias, an abbreviated translation into Occitan of Paulinus Venetus, a fourteenth-century chronicler. The Egerton Occitan text is lavishly illustrated with tabulated king-lists and genealogies, a signal historical and literary monument.

My responsibility is the transcription and editing of the Egerton text from the COM (Concordance de l'occitan medieval), plus two articles arising from the transcription process: one will be the variety of Occitan used by the translator/s, the other will focus on an aspect of the editorial process, for example: the historiographical sources.

I am interested in a broad range of themes, within the general field of Occitan and Catalan medieval language and culture, with a growing passion for Romance Phiology. I enjoy teaching Spanish and have taught a range of courses within Hispanic Studies at the University of Manchester and TLL (University of Sheffield).

The Leverhulme funded project - Egerton 1500: Histories and Genealogies

  • Ramon Llull and Lullism, ed. Mark Johnston, 'Brill's companians to the Christian Tradition' (forthcoming, invitation to contribute a chapter on Llull's Blaquerna and Libre de meravelles).
  • 'Medieval Catalan Culture, 801-1490', ed. Dominic Keown, Companian to Catalan Culture, Boydell and Brewer (in press)
  • 'La úiltima fase de la koiné occitanocatalana: los provenzalismos en Ausias March', Revue de Linqüistique Romane (Conference Proceedings XXVle Congrés Internacional de Lingüistica i Filologia Romàniques, Valencia 2010).
  • 'Ausiàs March i algunes qüestions trobadoresques', Paraula d'Oc, Valencia (in press; a summary in Catalan of my PhD thesis; 50 pp.)
  • 'The idea of Spain in the Chronicle of Jaume I (c.1270): interregnal rivalry, culture and geo-politics in the Crown of Aragon', La Corónica: A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures and Cultures, vol. 37, 2009: 79-106 pp.)
  • 'État présent des recherches sur les troubadours catalans: essai d'un bilan et prespectives', IX Congrès de l'Association Internationale d'Études Occitanes, Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen), 25 August 2008. ( in oress in Actes)
  • 'Ausiàs March i l'ús especial de la hipèrbole dels clàssics occitans', La Catalogna in Europe, l'Europa in Catalogna. Transiti, passaggi, traduzioni Associazione italiana di studi catalani. Atti del IX Congresso internazionale (Venezia, 14-16 February 2008) Edizione in Linea.
  • 'ausiàs March i la koiné trobadoresca', eds. Alexander Fidora and Eliseu Trenc, ll Colloqui Europeu d'Estudis Catalans, Vol. 1: La recepció de la literature catalana medieval a Europa. Association Française des Catalanistes / Editions de la Tour Gile, 2007, 185-199 pp.
  • 'The Critical Reception of Ausiàs March's Affilication to the Troubadours', La Voix Occitane. Actes du Vlle Congrès de l'Association Internationale d'Études Occitanes, Bordeaux, 12-17 October 2005; réunis et édités par Guy Latry, tome 1, Presses universitaries de Bordeaux, 2009, 355-367 pp.