The Conway Lectures by Sylvia Huot: “Giants in Medieval Romance Literature”


Location: Carey Auditorium, Room 107, Hesburgh Library, First Floor

“An Ambiguous Presence: Giants in Medieval Romance”

The first in the three-part Conway Lecture Series by Sylvia Huot, Professor of Medieval French Literature, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. Today’s lecture will be followed by a reception in the Medieval Institute, 715 Hesburgh Library.

In 2002, the Medieval Institute inaugurated a lecture series in honor of Robert M. Conway, a 1966 graduate of Notre Dame, trustee of the University, and long-time friend and supporter of the Medieval Institute. The annual Conway Lectures brings senior scholars of international distinction to Notre Dame each fall to speak on topics across a variety of disciplines. The lectures are then published by the University of Notre Dame Press.

Prof. Huot’s next lectures in the Conway Series are:

“Rival Narratives: Giants in the Prose Tristan”
5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 18
Carey Auditorium, 107 Hesburgh Library 

“Rewriting the Arthurian World: Galehot, Son of the Beautiful Giantess”
5:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 20
Carey Auditorium, 107 Hesburgh Library 

Future Conway Lectures will be delivered by Anne D. Hedeman in 2013, and Alice-Mary Talbot in 2014.

Past speakers included Fr. Ulrich Horst (2002), Paul Strohm (2003), Rosamond McKitterick (2004), Calvin Bower (2005), Beat Brenk (2006), A. C. Spearing (2007), Jonathan Riley-Smith (2008), John Marenbon (2009), Roberta Frank (2010), and Barbara Newman (2011).