Virtual Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Marcus Bull

Monday, June 1 | 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
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Click in with Carolina Public Humanities for this series, Lunch With Friends and Strangers: Conversations With UNC’s Faculty. This virtual lunch talk features a discussion of Pierre de Bourdeille “Brantome” (1540 – 1614), The Most Interesting Man in the World, during a conversation with Marcus Bull.

Marcus Bull, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Marcus Bull’s research focuses on the narratology of historical texts from the central medieval period to the sixteenth century, an interest that informs his most recent book: Eyewitness and Crusade Narrative: Perception and Narration in Accounts of the Second, Third and Fourth Crusades (Boydell; Woodbridge, 2018). He is currently engaged in two book projects: a study of the Great Siege of Malta in 1565, with particular reference to the ways in which its representations in word and image sought to capture what participants were believed to have experienced in person; and an exploration of experience, memory, the play of social scripts and self-construction in the memoirs of Pierre de Bourdeille, better known as Brantôme.

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