Friday, 22 July 2011

The singer and the songs: new book on Jaufré

Books about Rudel come along even less frequently than conferences about him, but there's a new one just published.

Chansons pour un amour lointain: Jaufré Rudel, by Roy Rosenstein, Professor of Comparative Literature and English at The American University of Paris, features new translations - into modern French - of Rudel's surviving lyrics (by the poet Yves Leclair), with notes and commentary by Professor Rosenstein.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

A Rudel conference

Just over a week ago, Blaye hosted an academic conference on Jaufré Rudel - a rare occurrence, it's safe to say. I'm ashamed to say that I couldn't make it, but I hear it was a success. I hope none of the delegates fell mortally ill on the journey there and died in the arms of the, er... Mayoress?

Thanks to Roy Rosenstein for telling me about it.