About Me

Marco Nievergelt



Marco Nievergelt studied at the Universities of Lausanne, Glasgow, and Oxford. His research interests lie in English and Comparative Literature, Cultural History, and Intellectual History in the late medieval period (c. 1200–1600). Areas of specialisation include allegorical poetry, the relations between medieval literature and philosophy, chivalric literature and romance, Anglo-French cultural and literary relations, and medieval translation. His recent work includes a volume of Essays on The Roman de la Rose and Thirteenth-Century Thought, co-edited with Jonathan Morton and with the help of John Marenbon (Cambridge University Press, 2020), and a monograph on Medieval Allegory as Epistemology: Dream-Vision Poetry on Language, Cognition, and Experience (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2022). He is currently a Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Fellow at the EPHE / PSL-Sorbonne in Paris, working on a research project on the ‘Science, Philosophy, and Poetics of Experience in Late Medieval England’ (SPPELME).

Recent publications:

Ed, with Jonathan Morton and the assistance of John Marenbon:

The Roman de la Rose and Thirteenth-Century Thought (Cambridge UP, 2020)


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Upcoming talks :

25 November 2021: Université de Toulouse-Mirail: Colloque Observateurs et spectateurs dans l’art et la littérature de l’Antiquité au milieu du XVIIe siècle: “Observation, Expérience, et Connaissance : Perception visuelle entre théories scolastiques et pratiques littéraires (s. XIII-XIV)