Dr. Marco Nievergelt


Institut d'Études Avancées, Paris


Curriculum vitae:

Marco Nievergelt specialises in late medieval and early modern literature, English and French. He holds an MA degree in German and French language and literature from the University of Lausanne; an MPhil in English from the University of Glasgow; and a Dphil in English from the University of Oxford. His interests include chivalric romance, allegory, and Franco-English cultural and literary relations. His current work focuses on the development of vernacular narrative allegory in the wake of the Roman de la Rose, specifically on the philosophical aspects of the tradition and the relation of vernacular narrative to scholastic theories of cognition and signification. He has held various teaching positions at the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne, and research fellowships at the Universities of Lausanne (SNF Ambizione fellow 2012–15) and Oxford (visiting fellow Corpus Christi College, 2012–13). He is currently a EURIAS junior research fellow at the Paris Institute for Advanced Studies (2015–16).

Wichtigste Publikationen:
  • Allegorical Quests from Deguileville to Spenser (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2012)
  • Ed., with Stephanie Kamath, The ‘Pèlerinage’-Allegories of Guillaume de Deguileville: Tradition, Authority and Influence (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2013)
  • Ed. special issue of Arthuriana 20:2, on ‘The Alliterative Morte Arthure in Context’; (April 2010)
  • ‘The Place of Emotion: Space, Silence and Interiority in the Stanzaic Morte Arthure’. Forthcoming with Arthurian Literature 32 (2015) [In press]
  • ‘From disputatio to predicatio – and back again: Dialectic, Authority and Epistemology between the Roman de la Rose and the Pèlerinage de Vie Humaine’. Forthcoming with New Medieval Literatures 16 (2015) [In press]
  • ‘Writing of the ‘hoole book’ of King Arthur: the inscription of textual subjectivity in Malory’s Morte Darthur’. In press, forthcoming from Modern Philology (2016) [In press]
  • ‘The Sege of Melayne and the Siege of Jerusalem: Nartional Identity, Beleaguered Christendom and Holy War during the Great Papal Schism.’ Chaucer Review 49.4 (2015), 402–26
  • ‘The Quest for Knighthood in the Waning Middle Ages: the Wanderings of Olivier de la Marche and René d’Anjou’, Fifteenth Century Studies 36 (2011), 137–67
  • ‘The Failures of Allegory or the Allegory of Failure: Space, Time and Subjectivity in Narrative Allegory, ca. 1230–1600’. Invited contribution for a volume on Allegory Studies? ed. Vladimir Blrjak (London: Chatto and Pickering), In Press
  • ‘Invisible Itineraries: The textual wanderings of Guillaume Deguileville’s Pèlerinage de Vie Humaine in Sixteenth-Century England and Europe’. Article commissioned for the volume Mittelalterliche Textualität als Retextualisierung: Das Textcorpus de “Pèlerinage de la vie humaine” im europäischen Mittelalter des 14. bis 16. Jahrhunderts, ed. Ursula Peters und Andreas Kablitz (Winter Verlag, 2014), pp. 721–46.