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The project aims to repair a major lacuna in epic studies by offering a study and edition of the French corpus of one of the most important chansons de geste in the Charlemagne cycle : la Chanson d'Aspremont. More precisely, the project will produce: a) a thorough study of the manuscript tradition of the poem, from both material (codicological characteristics of manuscripts) and philological (relations between witnesses) standpoints; b) an electronic edition of the complete French corpus; c) a printed critical edition of the major versions of the work. The project will thereby not only make available important, previously unpublished materials of interest to researchers in various disciplines (philologists, literary critics, and linguists, to be sure, but also art historians, codicologists, historians of ponctation punctuation, etc.) ; it also aims to contribute an in-depth reflection on the techniques for editing medieval texts, and to establish a model for similar endeavors. Researchers participating in the program - At ULB: Craig Baker, Marcello Barbato, Annick Englebert - Belgium: Anna Constantinidis (FUNDP), Amelie Hanus (FUNDP), Nadine Henrard (ULg), Paola Moreno (ULg), Giovanni Palumbo (FUNDP - Project Manager) - Italy: Carlo Beretta (Università della Basilicata), Giuseppina Brunetti (Universita di Bologna), Maria Careri (Università di Chieti), Paolo Di Luca (Università di Napoli Federico II), Salvatore Longo (Università di Napoli L'Orientale) Laura Minervini (Università di Napoli Federico II), Doriana Piacentina (Università di Napoli Federico II), Paolo Rinoldi (Università di Parma).
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