Prof. Dr Catherine Léglu

Catherine Léglu

Vice-Rector for academic affairs

Academic Area(s) Languages & linguistics / Literature
Research Topics Medieval literature (French, Occitan), Multilingualism, Translation and adaptation studies
Faculty or Centre Rectorate
Research Unit Executive Team
Postal Address Université du Luxembourg
Maison du Savoir
2, Avenue de l'Université
L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette
Campus Office MSA, E17 1725-020
Email
Telephone (+352) 46 66 44 9369
Fax (+352) 46 66 44 39369
Social Media & Blogs
Speaks English, French (native), Spanish, Catalan, Occitan (passive)
Research Stays in France, United Kingdom

Catherine Léglu is a medievalist specialising in Occitan and French literature. From 2011 to 2019, she was a professor of medieval French and Occitan literature at the University of Reading in the UK, where she headed the department of modern languages and European studies. Prior to this, she held the post of director of postgraduate education at the School of Literature and Languages of this university and School Director for Research.

Before joining Reading, Ms. Léglu was attached to the departments of French studies at the University of Bristol and at Queen's University in Belfast. She also taught at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris.

Professor Léglu holds a PhD in medieval Occitan and French literature from the University of Cambridge and is of French-British nationality.

In September 2019, she took office as the Vice-Rector for academic affairs of the University of Luxembourg.

Last updated on: Tuesday, 03 September 2019



Last updated on: 23 Aug 2019

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2019

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See detailIllicit speech, unsayable bodies, and eighteenth-century medievalism: "Nocrion: conte allobroge"
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in Forum for Modern Language Studies (2019), 55(2), 171--186

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2018

See detailBeziers - 22 July 1209
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in Heuser, Beatrice; Leoussi, Athena S. (Eds.) Famous Battles and how they shaped the modern world, 2 vols (vol. 1 : c.1200 BCE - 1302 CE, from Troy to Courtrai) (2018)

See detailSamson and Delilah in medieval insular French: translation and adaptation
Leglu, Catherine

Book published by Palgrave Pivot (2018)

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2017

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See detailAmbivalent visual representations of Robert the Wise in Occitan illustrated texts
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in Italian Studies (2017), 72(2), 192--204

See detailGiving voice to Samson and Delilah: troubadour and monastic songs of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries
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in Butterfield, Ardis; Hope, Henry; Souleau, Pauline (Eds.) Performing Medieval Text (2017)

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2016

See detailToulouse
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in Wallace, David (Ed.) Europe: A Literary History, 1348-1415 (2016)

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2014

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See detailFaconner sa dame: amour et idolatrie
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in Revue des langues romanes (2014), 118(2), 405--428

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See detailJust as fragments are part of a vessel": a translation into medieval Occitan of the life of Alexander the Great
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in Florilegium: Journal of the Canadian Society of Medievalists/Société canadienne des médiévistes (2014), 31

See detailThe Cathars and the Albigensian Crusade: a sourcebook
Leglu, Catherine; Rist, Rebecca; Taylor, Clare

Book published by Routledge (2014)

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2013

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See detailA genealogy of the kings of England in papal Avignon: British Library, Egerton MS. 1500
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in The Electronic British Library Journal (2013), 2013

See detailVernacular poetry and the spiritual Franciscans of the Languedoc: the poems of Raimon de Cornet
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in Roach, Andrew P.; Simpson, James R. (Eds.) Heresy and the Making of European Culture: Medieval and Modern Perspectives, edited by Andrew P. Roach andJ ames R. Simpson (2013)

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2012

See detailTranslating Lucretia: word, image and 'ethical non-indifference' in Simon de Hesdin's translation of Valerius Maximus's 'Facta et dicta memorabilia'
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in Campbell, Emma; Mills, Robert (Eds.) Rethinking Medieval Translation. Ethics, Politics, Theory (2012)

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2011

See detailL'amant tenu par la bride : Itinéraires d'un motif courtois chez Gaucelm Faidit et sur un coffret limousin
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in Goustine, Luc De (Ed.) Gaucelm Faidit: amours, voyages et débats (2011)

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See detailAntoine de La Sale's 'La Sale': the cannonball and the prince's head
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in French Studies (2011), 65(2), 143--155

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2010

See detail'A New Medea' in late medieval French narratives
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in Simon, Anne; Bartel, Heike (Eds.) Unbinding Medea : Interdisciplinary approaches to a classical myth from Antiquity to the 21st century (2010)

See detailMultilingualism and Mother Tongue in Medieval French, Occitan and Catalan Narratives
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Book published by Pennsylvania State University Press - 1st ed. (2010)

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2008

See detailRebuilding the tower of Babel in Girart de Roussillon
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in Ailes, Marianne; Saux, Francoise Le; Lawrence, Anne (Eds.) Medieval historical discourses: essays in honour of Professor Peter S. Noble (2008)

See detailMaternal consolatio in Antoine de La Sale's reconfort de Madame de Fresne
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in Leglu, Catherine; Milner, Stephen (Eds.) The erotics of consolation: desire and distance in the late middle ages (2008)

See detailLanguages in conflict in Toulouse: las leys d'amors
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in Modern Language Review (2008), 103(2), 383--396

See detailThe erotics of consolation: desire and distance in the late middle ages
Leglu, Catherine; Milner, Stephen

Book published by Palgrave Macmillan (2008)

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2007

See detailPlace and movement in the old French Chanson de Toile
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in Parergon (2007), 24(1), 21--39

See detailL'art roman et la poésie occitane: une question de traduction
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in Goustine, L. De (Ed.) Le Troubadour Marcabru et ses contemporains (2007)

See detailNourishing lineage in Coudrette's Roman de Mélusine ou Histoire de Lusignan (1401)
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in McNeill, I.; Stephens, B. (Eds.) Transmissions: essays in French literature, thought and cinema (2007)

See detailBetween hell and a fiery mountain: Antoine de La Sale's ascent of Vulcano
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in Studies in Travel Writing (2007), 11(2), 109--126

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2001

See detailSimone de Beauvoir, Les Bouches inutiles, edition with introduction
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Book published by Duckworth (2001)

See detailDid women perform satirical poetry? Trobairitz and Soldadeiras in Medieval Occitan poetry
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in Forum for Modern Language Studies (2001), 37(1), 15-25

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2000

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1996

See detailA reading of Troubadour insult songs: the Comunals cycle
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in Reading Medieval Studies (1996), XXII

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