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)

Reconfiguring the Apophatic Tradition in Late Medieval England Conference

This conference will take place on the 10–12th of September 2025 at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Our keynote speakers are:

  • Marleen Cré, Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Ryan Perry, University of Kent
  • Nicholas Watson, Harvard University
  • Katherine Zieman, Université de Poitiers

The deadline for paper submissions is the 30th of November 2024.

For the full Call for Papers, please see our conference page.

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