Reading Old French Literature (ROFL) is an informal group that gets together once a week to read, translate, and discuss interesting texts written in medieval French, taken loosely as anything written in French before around 1500 CE. No knowledge of old French necessary and no need to prepare anything, just turn up! ROFL is led by French medievalist Prof. Johnny Morton. Any questions can be directed to him at: jmorton5 (AT) tulane (DOT) edu.
For the Fall 2019 semester, we’ll be meeting on Fridays at 1.30pm in the conference room of the French and Italian Department, 311 Newcomb Hall. We’ll start by reading some of Marie de France’s animal fables and move onto looking at foxes, monsters, and maybe even robots later in the year.
All are welcome, from undergraduates to professors emeriti.