A Modern Song and its Occitan Echoes

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Wendy Pfeffer


Translation of a modern song by Canadian Stephen Hatfield into modern Occitan.

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Wendy Pfeffer, University of Louisville, Emeritus

Wendy Pfeffer is emerita professor of French at the University of Louisville and a visiting scholar in Romance Languages at the University of Pennsylvania. Her several books and numerous articles have discussed different genres and aspects of medieval French and Occitan literature. Her most recent book, Le festin du troubadour: Nourriture, société et littérature en Occitanie (1100–1500), considers the culinary culture of medieval southern France and the literary uses of food vocabulary; this work was supported by a Fulbright grant to France (2011). She has also published on Renaissance, modern, and contemporary Occitan literature and culture. Her current research is on Renaissance physician Jean Bruyérin-Champier
and his culinary interests, work funded by a second Fulbright grant to France (2018), as well as medieval culinary history. She has been recognized by the French government as an officier in the Order of Arts and Letters.