The research partner will collaborate on a new critical edition and translation of a French pro-crusade poem from the 1330s and research the cultural events surrounding the poem. The text is in Middle French, and some of the pertinent scholarly literature will also be in French.
Vitry's propagandistic poetry needs to be put into a cultural context. The student assistant will be instrumental in finding pertinent bibliographic texts and establishing a historical and political context.
The student will have a chance to work on a text of historical and literary importance that has not been studied closely. There may be fodder here for a thesis or other form of continued independent work.