Welcome to the project website of ‘Re-configuring the Apophatic Tradition in Late Medieval England’, a 4-year Swiss National Science Foundation-funded team research project (April 2022-March 2026), hosted by the Department of English, at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Apophasis: the stripping away of all that can be known, spoken, or visualised about God, and an entry into a place of darkness and cognitive obscurity … 

You are warmly invited to explore our site to learn more about our project, publications and forthcoming conference, and to read our news and blogs.

Professor Denis Renevey (principal investigator)
Dr Christiania Whitehead (senior researcher)
Olena Danylovych (doctoral researcher)

Recent Posts

Last week @OlenaDanylovych presented her thesis proposal, titled “Middle English Pop Psychology”, at the first Lausanne Medieval and Early Modern Research Symposium. Huge thanks to the organisers and participants from @unil and @UniPadova!

We haven’t been very active on Twitter, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy! Check out our website to read our news https://tinyurl.com/apophaticnews

New podcast alert! On INSIDE MY FAVORITE MANUSCRIPT I’m inviting people to sit down with me and my co-host, Lindsey, and tell us about their favorite manuscript and why they love it. 1/3

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The featured image is René Magritte’s Les idées claires, 1958.