Medieval Occitan Reading Group

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The Medieval Occitan Reading Group will be meeting on Fridays during Michaelmas Term 2016 from 5-6.30pm at Jesus College (meet at the lodge on Turl St)

This friendly, interdisciplinary group aims to provide a relaxed setting for discussing troubadour song and medieval Occitania. All are welcome to attend; no prior experience of medieval Occitan is necessary.

This term we’ll be reading and discussing a selection of troubadour razos (or ‘reasons’), short prose texts that introduce songs in some medieval songbooks by commenting (often fancifully!) on the circumstances of their composition. The texts will be supplied in hard copy in sessions and will also be available online in advance via the group Dropbox folder.

Refreshments served at each session from 5pm.

For further information or to be added to our mailing list, please contact Clem Decaudaveine (, André Penafiel (, or Huw Grange (


Oxford Medieval Studies

Contact name: Clementine Decaudaveine
Contact email:
Audience: Open to all