Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Call for papers: Current Research Trends in Epic Studies

Call for papers -- please circulate:

Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch

2009 MLA Annual Convention

Current Research Trends in Epic Studies

The goal of this panel is to explore current ways of researching the romance epic. How do scholars today think about the epic as we use new methodologies and approach research on epic from different perspectives?

What topics, ideas, and themes in epic studies are of recent interest and why? How do we advance epic studies when we are working with the same basic materials that generations of scholars have used? This presentation of current directions that epic research is taking is also intended to give insight into potential future trends.

**** Deadline for proposals: 23 March 2009 ****

Submissions addressing any and all aspects of research on the romance epic are encouraged. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

*Performance of epic

*Epics in manuscript context

*Late epics and the roman d’aventure

*Gender studies and the epic

*Teaching epic

*Epics in film

*Cross-cultural comparisons of epic

*Relationship of epic to other genres

Proposals and inquiries should be addressed to:

Dr. Elizabeth Wright

Please include your name, affiliation, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, title of paper presentation, and an abstract (250-500 words).

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