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7th Annual Symposium of the International Medieval Society, Paris
CALL FOR PAPERS
Dates: 24-26 June 2010, Location: Université de Paris I, Paris, France
Deadline for Submissions: 15 January 2010
Keynote speakers: TBA
The International Medieval Society of Paris (IMS-Paris) is soliciting
abstracts for individual papers and proposals for complete sessions
for its 2010 Symposium, which will explore the practice and function
oftranslatio in medieval France.
The medieval term translatio brings into contact linguistic, material,
and cultural fields. It was attached to a group of related concepts:
the physical displacement of objects, the rewriting of a text in a new
language, or the transfer of meaning proper to metaphor. Eventually,
writers of the Latin West began to employ the concepts of translatio
imperii and translatio studii in an attempt to define their conflicted
relationship with the authority and learning of Classical, Muslim, and
Byzantine cultures; the term thus expressed their understanding of
cultural contact and exchange. Recent work has shown how these
various iterations of translatio can indicate complex acts of cultural
appropriation and re-creation, which renegotiated the opposing forces
of old and new, the other and the self.
The present symposium will bring together scholars from diverse
disciplines, in order to study the various modes and meanings of
translatio. Papers might address such topics as: the adaptation of
texts from one language into another in literary or musical sources;
the transfer of themes from one medium to another (among, for example,
texts, music, painting, sculpture, or textiles); the use of spolia in
building or orfèvrerie; the translation of relics; the exploitation of
Classical themes or narratives by medieval political figures or
historiographers; the controversies over Biblical translation; the
function of translatio as metaphor in religious or secular writing;
the appropriation of words from one language into another.
Papers should address France, Francia, or post-Roman Gaul in some way,
but they need not be exclusively limited to this geographic area.
We encourage submissions from a variety of disciplines, including but
not limited to: Anthropology * Archaeology * Art History * Classical
Studies * Comparative Literature * Gender Studies * History * History
of Medicine * History of Science * Linguistics * Literary Studies *
Musicology * Philosophy * Religious Studies * Theology * Urban Studies *
Abstracts of no more than 300 words for a 20-minute paper should be e-
mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 15 January 2010.
In addition to the abstract, please submit full contact information, a
CV, and a tentative assessment of any audiovisual equipment required
for your presentation.
The deadline for abstract submission is 15 January 2010. The IMS will
review submissions and respond via e-mail by 1 February 2010. Titles
of accepted papers will be made available on the IMS web- site.
Authors of accepted papers will be responsible for their own travel
costs and conference registration fee (35 euros, reduced for
students). The registration fee will be waived for IMS members.
The IMS-Paris is an interdisciplinary and bilingual (French/English)
organization founded to serve as a center for medievalists who
research, work, study, or travel to France.
For more information about the IMS and the schedule of last year’s
Symposium, please see our website:www.ims-paris.org.
Dr. Sarah Long
K.U. Leuven / Musicology Research Unit
Mgr. Ladeuzeplein 21 - postbox 5591
B-3000 Leuven (Belgium)
Tel: +32 (0)16 32 87 52
Fax: +32 (0)16 32 87 49
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