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Tenso

Vol. 1 (1985) through current issue

TENSO: Bulletin of the Société Guilhem IX publishes articles on any aspect of Occitan studies, including literature, language, linguistics, and music, and prints scholarly essays, critical editions, translations, original verse in Occitan, book reviews, announcements, and bibliographical information. While English is the primary language, it also accepts items in French, Occitan, Catalan, Spanish, Italian, and German.

The journal is sent to members of the Société Guilhem IX and to institutions holding subscriptions. It is indexed in the Modern Language Association Bibliography, The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, the International Medieval Bibliography, and the bibliographies of Cahiers de Civilisation Médiévale and Revue d'Histoire Littéraire de la France.

TENSO is a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

Published by: Société Guilhem IX

Volume 30, 2015

Volume 29, 2014

Volume 28, 2013

Volume 27, 2012

Volume 26, 2011

Volume 25, 2010

Volume 24, 2009

Volume 23, 2008

Volume 22, 2007

Volume 21, 2006

Volume 20, 2005

Volume 19, 2004

Volume 18, 2003

Volume 17, 2002

Volume 16, 2001

Volume 15, 2000

Volume 14, 1999

Volume 13, 1997-1998

Volume 12, 1996-1997

Volume 11, 1995-1996

Volume 10, 1994-1995

Volume 9, 1993-1994

Volume 8, 1992-1993

Volume 7, 1991-1992

Volume 6, 1990-1991

Volume 5, 1989-1990

Volume 4, 1988-1989

Volume 3, 1987-1988

Volume 2, 1987

Volume 1, 1985-1986


E-ISSN: 1944-0146
Print ISSN: 0890-3352

Submission Guidelines



The Société Guilhem IX seeks to disseminate information about Occitan, Provençal, and Langue d’Oc of the medieval and modern periods, to facilitate communication between scholars interested in these subjects, and to encourage the study of the language, literature, and culture of southern France. TENSO: Bulletin of the Société Guilhem IX (ISSN 0890-3352) is published annually. It publishes articles on any aspect of Occitan studies, including literature, language, linguistics, and music, and includes as regular features scholarly articles, critical editions, translations, original verse in Occitan, book reviews, announcements, and bibliographical information. While English is the primary language, it also accepts items in French, Occitan, Catalan, Spanish, Italian and German.

Manuscripts should be typewritten and double-spaced throughout, including notes and quotations. Notes should be included as text, at the end of the article, not inserted into the document with any footnote or endnote utility. Quotations from literary texts should be given in the original language. Troubadour lyrics should be identified by the Pillet-Carstens (PC) number. It may be also be desirable to identify the piece by the number assigned it in a standard edition (e.g., Bernart de Ventadorn, “Non es meravelha s’eu chan” [PC 70,31; Lazar 1]). Readers are advised to consult Tenso 23 (2008), 148-52, for more detailed information on preparing submissions.

Submissions should follow the MLA style, as described in Walter S. Achtert and Joseph Gibaldi’s The MLA Style Manual, 6th ed. (New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2003). ln general, submissions should not exceed a maximum length of 5000 words (roughly 20 pages), but longer manuscripts will be considered. Evaluation of submissions will be blind. Your name and institutional affiliation should NOT appear on any page of the manuscript itself. The title of the submission must appear on the manuscript’s first page; an abbreviated title is recommended on every page of the submission. Attach to the manuscript a cover sheet with the submittor’s name, academic affiliation, mailing address, telephone, fax, e-mail, and the complete title of the submission. Please submit an original and a xerox copy of your manuscript. Submissions will not be returned.

TENSO strongly encourages submissions in electronic form, provided they are accompanied by a hard copy (preferably laser-printed). TENSO uses Microsoft Word for Windows 95, 97, 2000, and XP. TENSO can convert other word-processing software (WordPerfect, etc.). Musical examples must be in an electronic format supported by PageMaker 7. Manuscripts for consideration for publication in TENSO should be addressed to Professor Wendy Pfeffer, Editor-in-Chief, TENSO, pfeffer@louisville.edu, or Dept. of Classical and Modern Languages, University of Louisville, Louisville KY 40292 (USA).

Editorial Board

Volume 30, Numbers 1-2, Spring-Fall 2015



Chairman of the Board

Guy R. Mermier, University of Michigan

President

Sarah-Grace Heller, Ohio State University

Vice-President

Valerie Wilhite, University of the Virgin Islands

Secretary-Treasurer

Christopher J. Davis, Princeton University

Editor-In-Chief

Wendy Pfeffer, University of Louisville

Managing Editor

Kathryn Klingebiel, University of Hawaii at Mânoa

Webmaster

Vincent Pollina, Tufts University

Editorial Board

William Calin, University of Florida

William D. Paden, Northwestern University

Rupert T. Pickens, University of Kentucky

Vincent Pollina, Tufts University

Elizabeth Wilson Poe, Tulane University

Robert A. Taylor, University of Toronto

Volume 29, Numbers 1-2, Spring-Fall 2014



Chairman of the Board

Guy R. Mermier, University of Michigan

President

Vincent Pollina, Tufts University

Vice-President

Sarah-Grace Heller, Ohio State University

Secretary-Treasurer

Lisa Shugert Bevevino, Ohio State University

Editor-In-Chief

Wendy Pfeffer, University of Louisville

Managing Editor

Kathryn Klingebiel, University of Hawaii at Mânoa

Editorial Board

William Calin, University of Florida
William D. Paden, Northwestern University
Rupert T. Pickens, University of Kentucky
Vincent Pollina, Tufts University
Elizabeth Wilson Poe, Tulane University
Robert A. Taylor, University of Toronto

Volume 28, Numbers 1-2, Spring-Fall 2013



Chairman of the Board

Guy R. Mermier, University of Michigan

President

Vincent Pollina, Tufts University

Vice-President

Sarah-Grace Heller, Ohio State University

Secretary-Treasurer

Lisa Shugert Bevevino, Ohio State University

Editor-In-Chief

Wendy Pfeffer, University of Louisville

Managing Editor

Kathryn Klingebiel, University of Hawaii at Mânoa

Editorial Board

William Calin, University of Florida
William D. Paden, Northwestern University
Rupert T. Pickens, University of Kentucky
Vincent Pollina, Tufts University
Elizabeth Wilson Poe, Tulane University
Robert A. Taylor, University of Toronto

Volume 27, Numbers 1-2, Spring-Fall 2012



Chairman of the Board

Guy R. Mermier, University of Michigan

President

Vincent Pollina, Tufts University

Vice-President

Sarah-Grace Heller, Ohio State University

Secretary-Treasurer

Lisa Shugert Bevevino, Ohio State University

Editor-In-Chief

Wendy Pfeffer, University of Louisville

Managing Editor

Kathryn Klingebiel, University of Hawaii at Mânoa

Editorial Board

William Calin, University of Florida
William D. Paden, Northwestern University
Rupert T. Pickens, University of Kentucky
Vincent Pollina, Tufts University
Elizabeth Wilson Poe, Tulane University
Robert A. Taylor, University of Toronto

Volume 26, Numbers 1-2, Spring-Fall 2011



Chairman of the Board

Guy R. Mermier, University of Michigan

President

Vincent Pollina, Tufts University

Vice-President

Sarah-Grace Heller, Ohio State University

Secretary-Treasurer

Lisa Shugert Bevevino, Ohio State University

Editor-In-Chief

Wendy Pfeffer, University of Louisville

Managing Editor

Kathryn Klingebiel, University of Hawaii at Mânoa

Editorial Board

William Calin, University of Florida
William D. Paden, Northwestern University
Rupert T. Pickens, University of Kentucky
Vincent Pollina, Tufts University
Elizabeth Wilson Poe, Tulane University
Robert A. Taylor, University of Toronto

Volume 25, Numbers 1-2, Spring-Fall 2010



Chairman of the Board

Guy R. Mermier, University of Michigan

President

Vincent Pollina, Tufts University

Vice-President

Sarah-Grace Heller, Ohio State University

Secretary-Treasurer

Michelle Bolduc, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Editor-In-Chief

Wendy Pfeffer, University of Louisville

Managing Editor

Kathryn Klingebiel, University of Hawaii at Mânoa

Editorial Board

William Calin, University of Florida
William D. Paden, Northwestern University
Rupert T. Pickens, University of Kentucky
Vincent Pollina, Tufts University
Elizabeth Wilson Poe, Tulane University
Robert A. Taylor, University of Toronto

Volume 24, Numbers 1-2, Spring-Fall 2009



Chairman of the Board

Guy R. Mermier, University of Michigan

President

Vincent Pollina, Tufts University

Vice-President

Sarah-Grace Heller, Ohio State University

Secretary-Treasurer

Michelle Bolduc, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Editor-In-Chief

Wendy Pfeffer, University of Louisville

Managing Editor

Kathryn Klingebiel, University of Hawaii at Mânoa

Editorial Board

William Calin, University of Florida
William D. Paden, Northwestern University
Rupert T. Pickens, University of Kentucky
Vincent Pollina, Tufts University
Elizabeth Wilson Poe, Tulane University
Robert A. Taylor, University of Toronto

Submission Guidelines

Volume 29, Numbers 1-2, Spring-Fall 2014



The Société Guilhem IX seeks to disseminate information about Occitan, Provençal, and Langue d’Oc of the medieval and modern periods, to facilitate communication between scholars interested in these subjects, and to encourage the study of the language, literature, and culture of southern France. TENSO: Bulletin of the Société Guilhem IX (ISSN 0890-3352) is published annually. It publishes articles on any aspect of Occitan studies, including literature, language, linguistics, and music, and includes as regular features scholarly articles, critical editions, translations, original verse in Occitan, book reviews, announcements, and bibliographical information. While English is the primary language, it also accepts items in French, Occitan, Catalan, Spanish, Italian and German.

Manuscripts should be typewritten and double-spaced throughout, including notes and quotations. Notes should be included as text, at the end of the article, not inserted into the document with any footnote or endnote utility. Quotations from literary texts should be given in the original language. Troubadour lyrics should be identified by the Pillet-Carstens (PC) number. It may be also be desirable to identify the piece by the number assigned it in a standard edition (e.g., Bernart de Ventadorn, “Non es meravelha s’eu chan” [PC 70,31; Lazar 1]). Readers are advised to consult Tenso 23 (2008), 148-52, for more detailed information on preparing submissions.

Submissions should follow the MLA style, as described in Walter S. Achtert and Joseph Gibaldi’s The MLA Style Manual, 6th ed. (New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2003). ln general, submissions should not exceed a maximum length of 5000 words (roughly 20 pages), but longer manuscripts will be considered. Evaluation of submissions will be blind. Your name and institutional affiliation should NOT appear on any page of the manuscript itself. The title of the submission must appear on the manuscript’s first page; an abbreviated title is recommended on every page of the submission. Attach to the manuscript a cover sheet with the submittor’s name, academic affiliation, mailing address, telephone, fax, e-mail, and the complete title of the submission. Please submit an original and a xerox copy of your manuscript. Submissions will not be returned.

TENSO strongly encourages submissions in electronic form, provided they are accompanied by a hard copy (preferably laser-printed). TENSO uses Microsoft Word for Windows 95, 97, 2000, and XP. TENSO can convert other word-processing software (WordPerfect, etc.). Musical examples must be in an electronic format supported by PageMaker 7. Manuscripts for consideration for publication in TENSO should be addressed to Professor Wendy Pfeffer, Editor-in-Chief, TENSO, pfeffer@louisville.edu, or Dept. of Classical and Modern Languages, University of Louisville, Louisville KY 40292 (USA).

Volume 28, Numbers 1-2, Spring-Fall 2013



The Société Guilhem IX seeks to disseminate information about Occitan, Provençal, and Langue d’Oc of the medieval and modern periods, to facilitate communication between scholars interested in these subjects, and to encourage the study of the language, literature, and culture of southern France. TENSO: Bulletin of the Société Guilhem IX (ISSN 0890-3352) is published annually. It publishes articles on any aspect of Occitan studies, including literature, language, linguistics, and music, and includes as regular features scholarly articles, critical editions, translations, original verse in Occitan, book reviews, announcements, and bibliographical information. While English is the primary language, it also accepts items in French, Occitan, Catalan, Spanish, Italian and German.

Manuscripts should be typewritten and double-spaced throughout, including notes and quotations. Notes should be included as text, at the end of the article, not inserted into the document with any footnote or endnote utility. Quotations from literary texts should be given in the original language. Troubadour lyrics should be identified by the Pillet-Carstens (PC) number. It may be also be desirable to identify the piece by the number assigned it in a standard edition (e.g., Bernart de Ventadorn, “Non es meravelha s’eu chan” [PC 70,31; Lazar 1]). Readers are advised to consult Tenso 23 (2008), 148-52, for more detailed information on preparing submissions.

Submissions should follow the MLA style, as described in Walter S. Achtert and Joseph Gibaldi’s The MLA Style Manual, 6th ed. (New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2003). ln general, submissions should not exceed a maximum length of 5000 words (roughly 20 pages), but longer manuscripts will be considered. Evaluation of submissions will be blind. Your name and institutional affiliation should NOT appear on any page of the manuscript itself. The title of the submission must appear on the manuscript’s first page; an abbreviated title is recommended on every page of the submission. Attach to the manuscript a cover sheet with the submittor’s name, academic affiliation, mailing address, telephone, fax, e-mail, and the complete title of the submission. Please submit an original and a xerox copy of your manuscript. Submissions will not be returned.

TENSO strongly encourages submissions in electronic form, provided they are accompanied by a hard copy (preferably laser-printed). TENSO uses Microsoft Word for Windows 95, 97, 2000, and XP. TENSO can convert other word-processing software (WordPerfect, etc.). Musical examples must be in an electronic format supported by PageMaker 7. Manuscripts for consideration for publication in TENSO should be addressed to Professor Wendy Pfeffer, Editor-in-Chief, TENSO, pfeffer@louisville.edu, or Dept. of Classical and Modern Languages, University of Louisville, Louisville KY 40292 (USA).

Volume 27, Numbers 1-2, Spring-Fall 2012



The Société Guilhem IX seeks to disseminate information about Occitan, Provençal, and Langue d’Oc of the medieval and modern periods, to facilitate communication between scholars interested in these subjects, and to encourage the study of the language, literature, and culture of southern France. TENSO: Bulletin of the Société Guilhem IX (ISSN 0890-3352) is published annually. It publishes articles on any aspect of Occitan studies, including literature, language, linguistics, and music, and includes as regular features scholarly articles, critical editions, translations, original verse in Occitan, book reviews, announcements, and bibliographical information. While English is the primary language, it also accepts items in French, Occitan, Catalan, Spanish, Italian and German.

Manuscripts should be typewritten and double-spaced throughout, including notes and quotations. Notes should be included as text, at the end of the article, not inserted into the document with any footnote or endnote utility. Quotations from literary texts should be given in the original language. Troubadour lyrics should be identified by the Pillet-Carstens (PC) number. It may be also be desirable to identify the piece by the number assigned it in a standard edition (e.g., Bernart de Ventadorn, “Non es meravelha s’eu chan” [PC 70,31; Lazar 1]). Readers are advised to consult Tenso 23 (2008), 148-52, for more detailed information on preparing submissions.

Submissions should follow the MLA style, as described in Walter S. Achtert and Joseph Gibaldi’s The MLA Style Manual, 6th ed. (New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2003). ln general, submissions should not exceed a maximum length of 5000 words (roughly 20 pages), but longer manuscripts will be considered. Evaluation of submissions will be blind. Your name and institutional affiliation should NOT appear on any page of the manuscript itself. The title of the submission must appear on the manuscript’s first page; an abbreviated title is recommended on every page of the submission. Attach to the manuscript a cover sheet with the submittor’s name, academic affiliation, mailing address, telephone, fax, e-mail, and the complete title of the submission. Please submit an original and a xerox copy of your manuscript. Submissions will not be returned.

TENSO strongly encourages submissions in electronic form, provided they are accompanied by a hard copy (preferably laser-printed). TENSO uses Microsoft Word for Windows 95, 97, 2000, and XP. TENSO can convert other word-processing software (WordPerfect, etc.). Musical examples must be in an electronic format supported by PageMaker 7. Manuscripts for consideration for publication in TENSO should be addressed to Professor Wendy Pfeffer, Editor-in-Chief, TENSO, pfeffer@louisville.edu, or Dept. of Classical and Modern Languages, University of Louisville, Louisville KY 40292 (USA).

Volume 26, Numbers 1-2, Spring-Fall 2011



The Société Guilhem IX seeks to disseminate information about Occitan, Provençal, and Langue d’Oc of the medieval and modern periods, to facilitate communication between scholars interested in these subjects, and to encourage the study of the language, literature, and culture of southern France. TENSO: Bulletin of the Société Guilhem IX (ISSN 0890-3352) is published annually. It publishes articles on any aspect of Occitan studies, including literature, language, linguistics, and music, and includes as regular features scholarly articles, critical editions, translations, original verse in Occitan, book reviews, announcements, and bibliographical information. While English is the primary language, it also accepts items in French, Occitan, Catalan, Spanish, Italian and German.

Manuscripts should be typewritten and double-spaced throughout, including notes and quotations. Notes should be included as text, at the end of the article, not inserted into the document with any footnote or endnote utility. Quotations from literary texts should be given in the original language. Troubadour lyrics should be identified by the Pillet-Carstens (PC) number. It may be also be desirable to identify the piece by the number assigned it in a standard edition (e.g., Bernart de Ventadorn, “Non es meravelha s’eu chan” [PC 70,31; Lazar 1]). Readers are advised to consult Tenso 23 (2008), 148-52, for more detailed information on preparing submissions.

Submissions should follow the MLA style, as described in Walter S. Achtert and Joseph Gibaldi’s The MLA Style Manual, 6th ed. (New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2003). ln general, submissions should not exceed a maximum length of 5000 words (roughly 20 pages), but longer manuscripts will be considered. Evaluation of submissions will be blind. Your name and institutional affiliation should NOT appear on any page of the manuscript itself. The title of the submission must appear on the manuscript’s first page; an abbreviated title is recommended on every page of the submission. Attach to the manuscript a cover sheet with the submittor’s name, academic affiliation, mailing address, telephone, fax, e-mail, and the complete title of the submission. Please submit an original and a xerox copy of your manuscript. Submissions will not be returned.

TENSO strongly encourages submissions in electronic form, provided they are accompanied by a hard copy (preferably laser-printed). TENSO uses Microsoft Word for Windows 95, 97, 2000, and XP. TENSO can convert other word-processing software (WordPerfect, etc.). Musical examples must be in an electronic format supported by PageMaker 7. Manuscripts for consideration for publication in TENSO should be addressed to Professor Wendy Pfeffer, Editor-in-Chief, TENSO, pfeffer@louisville.edu, or Dept. of Classical and Modern Languages, University of Louisville, Louisville KY 40292 (USA).

Volume 25, Numbers 1-2, Spring-Fall 2010



The Société Guilhem IX seeks to disseminate information about Occitan, Provençal, and Langue d’Oc of the medieval and modern periods, to facilitate communication between scholars interested in these subjects, and to encourage the study of the language, literature, and culture of southern France. TENSO: Bulletin of the Société Guilhem IX (ISSN 0890-3352) is published annually. It publishes articles on any aspect of Occitan studies, including literature, language, linguistics, and music, and includes as regular features scholarly articles, critical editions, translations, original verse in Occitan, book reviews, announcements, and bibliographical information. While English is the primary language, it also accepts items in French, Occitan, Catalan, Spanish, Italian and German.

Manuscripts should be typewritten and double-spaced throughout, including notes and quotations. Notes should be included as text, at the end of the article, not inserted into the document with any footnote or endnote utility. Quotations from literary texts should be given in the original language. Troubadour lyrics should be identified by the Pillet-Carstens (PC) number. It may be also be desirable to identify the piece by the number assigned it in a standard edition (e.g., Bernart de Ventadorn, “Non es meravelha s’eu chan” [PC 70,31; Lazar 1]). Readers are advised to consult Tenso 23 (2008), 148-52, for more detailed information on preparing submissions.

Submissions should follow the MLA style, as described in Walter S. Achtert and Joseph Gibaldi’s The MLA Style Manual, 6th ed. (New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2003). ln general, submissions should not exceed a maximum length of 5000 words (roughly 20 pages), but longer manuscripts will be considered. Evaluation of submissions will be blind. Your name and institutional affiliation should NOT appear on any page of the manuscript itself. The title of the submission must appear on the manuscript’s first page; an abbreviated title is recommended on every page of the submission. Attach to the manuscript a cover sheet with the submittor’s name, academic affiliation, mailing address, telephone, fax, e-mail, and the complete title of the submission. Please submit an original and a xerox copy of your manuscript. Submissions will not be returned.

TENSO strongly encourages submissions in electronic form, provided they are accompanied by a hard copy (preferably laser-printed). TENSO uses Microsoft Word for Windows 95, 97, 2000, and XP. TENSO can convert other word-processing software (WordPerfect, etc.). Musical examples must be in an electronic format supported by PageMaker 7. Manuscripts for consideration for publication in TENSO should be addressed to Professor Wendy Pfeffer, Editor-in-Chief, TENSO, pfeffer@louisville.edu, or Dept. of Classical and Modern Languages, University of Louisville, Louisville KY 40292 (USA).

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