CALL. 31.10.2020: MAPPOLA Workshop ‘Latin Poetry in the Greek East & Greek Poetry - (Online)
Certain narratives die hard, and one of the particularly persistent narratives in our field, told in a range of nuances from the simplistic to the somewhat more refined, is that of a Roman empire divided into two halves, a Greek-speaking east and a Latinate west.
FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 31/10/2020
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 25-26/02/2021
At this point, we invite interested researchers, from all backgrounds and at all levels of seniority, with or without institutional affiliation, to submit proposals for papers or posters.
Proposals for contributions should reach us no later than October 31st, 2020, and we will confirm inclusion within two weeks from that date.
In particular, we hope to attract contributions that will examine quantitative and qualitative aspects of Roman poetic production, especially in – but not restricted to! – epigraphic forms, whose language use contradicts the common East/West and Greek/Latin narrative. We would like to understand the production of Latin poetry in the predominantly Greek-speaking provinces of the east and the production of Greek poetry in the predominantly Latinate west, and we would like to do so for as many regions north, south, and east of the Mediterranean as possible as well as for its relevance to social groups and ethnicities not commonly included in the literary canon.
Proposals, to be sent to mappola.erc(at)gmail.com, should include (i) name and contact details of the proposing party, (ii) title of the proposed contribution (as well as a statement on whether this is intended as a paper, a poster, or either), and (iii) an abstract of no more than 300 words.
Submissions will be accepted in all official languages of the AIEGL (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish) and will be reviewed by the MAPPOLA team.