CALL. 30.09.2016: [PAPERS] Voices in Late Latin Poetry (International Graduate and Early Career Conf
FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 30/09/2016 30/11/2016
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 23-24/03/2017
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford (England)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Helen Kaufmann
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Late Latin poetry, the Latin poetry of late antiquity, has been the focus of exciting research in the recent past and this conference hopes to showcase some of it! In particular, it will offer a platform to uncover some of the many voices in late Latin poetry and make them heard - whether they be loud or silent, manifest, hidden or allegorical, classical or experimental, narrators’ or characters’, divine or human, male or female, Roman, Vandal, Visigothic, Frankish, Merovingian or migrant, central or peripheral, bishops’, landowners’, lawyers’, panegyrists’ or martyrs’.
‘Voices’ have been studied in the contexts of such diverse disciplines as sociolinguistics, anthropology, pragmatics, postcolonialism, literary criticism (e.g. Bakhtin), migrant studies and discourse analysis. While papers exploring late Latin poetry as literature without a theoretical backing will be just as welcome as those with an explicit discussion of theory, the event also hopes to highlight methodological approaches that work particularly well for late Latin poetry.
Papers (25 min) on any voice(s) in late Latin poetry are invited from graduate students and early career researchers (see below Option A). Posters(see below Option B) are also welcome, as is the participation of advanced researchers in a round-table discussion on the future of research on late Latin poetry (see below Option C).
Option A (graduate students and early career researchers): papers
Send an abstract of your paper (500 words) to me at email@example.com by 30 September 2016. Please also say whether you are a graduate student (which degree and year, university and country) or an early career researcher (date of your PhD, current affiliation). Papers will be selected on the basis of submitted abstracts. Preference will be given to literary projects. If your paper should not be selected, you are welcome to submit your proposal for Option B.