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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

Event Archive

Medieval and Early Modern Gardens - Week

15th April 2020, 17:00 to 17:00, Charlotte Spencer

Presented by Charlotte Spencer and is entitled, 'Over the Garden Wall: Responses to Boundaries and Structures in Guillaume de Lorris' Le Roman de la Rose'. Charlotte is currently in her first year of a Northern Bridge funded PhD in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University. Her research examines secular representations of gardens across medieval French and Italian, textual, visual, and material culture (c. 1160 – 1500). Her talk today examines artistic responses to the Roman de la Rose - the 'Romance of the Rose' - by anonymous manuscript illuminators who responded to the themes and narrative structure of the Guillaume's original poem.