Poetry in the Medieval World


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This network will run from 2024 to 2025.

Poetry in the Medieval World explores premodern literature from a global perspective, an infrastructure for learning and dialoguing on medieval poetry through a cross-disciplinary approach.

How was poetry produced and transmitted? This is one of the themes which will be discussed together with, for example, reception and the challenges of translations into modern languages, especially into English. We address relevant and intertwined questions about poetry and our understanding of it. The hope is to pave the way for innovative ideas towards a new, choral theory of medieval literature.

Our case study is poetry between c. 600 and c. 1250 CE.


To be involved in the Network and/or for any question, you can write to: ugo.mondini@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk.

To subscribe to the mailing list, please send a blank email to poetrymedievalworld-subscribe@maillist.ox.ac.uk.

You can also follow us on Twitter @PoetryMedieval


Network Leads

Ugo Mondini – British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in Byzantine Studies

Jennifer Guest – Associate Professor of Japanese

Dirk Meyer – Professor of Chinese Philosophy

Jim Mallinson – Boden Professor of Sanskrit

Ida Toth – University Research Lecturer in Medieval Latin, Byzantine Greek and Byzantine Epigraphy


Academic Members

Laura Ashe

Marina Bazzani

Niels Gaul, The University of Edinburgh

Thea Gomelauri

Marc D. Lauxtermann

Xiaojing Miao

Alberto Ravani, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Baukje van den Berg, Central European University

Teo Maarten van Lint

Mark Williams

Student Members

Michael Angerer

DPhil Student in English


In collaboration with Centre for Manuscripts and Text Cultures.

Poetry in the Medieval World Network has been awarded for 6 terms (2024-2025). 

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