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CALL. 01.06.2019: [SESSION 1] The Landscape of Rome's Literature (ALSCW 2019) - Worcester (MA, USA)

05.05.2019

 

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This CFP is for the seminar "The Landscape of Rome's Literature," one of many seminars that will occur during the ALSCW 2019 annual conference.
 

 

FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 01/06/2019

 

FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 03-04-05-06/10/2019

 

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: The College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA, USA)


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Lee Oser; Ernest Suarez.

 

INFO: call - leeoser@holycross.edu - Suarez@cua.edu

 

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In the stories of Rome’s beginnings along the Tiber’s bank; of its fields stained by the blood of civil war; and of its battles beyond empire’s edges, Roman authors turned to the landscape to reflect on their society and their writing. What can close readings of Livy’s early Rome, Vergil’s Italian settings, or Tacitus’ British battles, for instance, reveal about the relationship between language and landscape in Roman literature? This seminar offers a forum for exploring a range of questions related to the literary construction of landscapes, with a particular interest in what the Romans’ written landscapes communicate about their identity and their work as authors. We invite papers that address these questions from any perspective, with a range of potential topics including the intersection between landscape and areas such as emotion, memory, genre, time, or aesthetics; the relationship between the natural and built environment; metaphorical uses of the landscape; and literary receptions of the classical landscape. 

 

The seminar will last about two hours and consist of 6-8 participants. Participants exchange drafts of their papers 2-4 weeks before the seminar, and, at the seminar itself, each participant offers a 5-7 minute summary of their paper, and this is followed by 20-30 minutes of discussion. 

 

Anyone who is interested in presenting should submit a proposal of 300 words and a C.V. by email to Lee Oser at <leeoser@holycross.edu> and Ernest Suarez at <Suarez@cua.edu> on or before June 1, 2019. While membership in ALSCW is not required to submit a proposal, it is required for participation in the conference. Please feel free to email Aaron Seider <aseider@holycross.edu> with any questions about the seminar.

 

Please note: everybody who participates must be a current member of the ALSCW. We encourage participation by creative writers, scholars, critics, and secondary school teachers. The 2019 introductory membership rate for new members, graduate students, and retirees is $50. Renewals are $100. Visit our website for detailed information (alscw.org).

 

 

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