The Société Rencesvals is devoted to the promotion of the study
medieval epic literature in the various Romance languages.

Members & Membership

Membership in the Société Rencesvals is open to anyone interested in the medieval Romance epic. Check out our membership list! The list of our Branch Officers is here.

If you meet the criteria for the "Bourse jeunes chercheurs", you may be eligible for support to participate in our triennial International Congress, and the America-Canadian branch is also pleased to announce a grant program to help cover conference registration for some scholars at our events.

Our main activities are providing sessions at various conference venues, international congresses, branch meetings, and the publication of bibliographical materials. The American-Canadian Branch of the Société has published Olifant, a journal dedicated to the Romance epic, and distributes an annual Bulletin Bibliographique from the International Organization. We also maintain an active email discussion list.

We are pleased to announce that we will once again sponsor a session at next year's MLA Convention, where we will host a session on "The Seen and the Unseen in the Medieval Romance Epic".

The American-Canadian branch enjoyted two productive sessions at the 2024 International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo! One session, a panel of papers focused on  "Ecocriticism and the Epics." and a second session on the theme of of the "Epic Soundscapes".

Let's go to Neuchâtel 2025! The Société has just published the second Circular Letter for the upcoming 23rd International Congress in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Please make plans to join us there!

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For comments or questions concerning these pages, please contact Norval Bard, the Web manager for the Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch.
Updated 12 Juin 2024