Afterlives: Survival and Revival
We are pleased to announce that the 20th Biennial Conference of the Southern
African Society of Medieval and Renaissance Studies will be held at
Stellenbosch, South Africa, on 2-5 September 2010.
Alexandra F. Johnston, Ph.D., FRSC
President, Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences of the RSC: Academies
of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada.
Call for Papers
The theme of the Conference is "Afterlives: Survival and Revival". In an
effort to facilitate a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary conversation, we
encourage scholars working in any discipline to submit abstracts addressing
this theme. The conference theme is designed to promote reflection on
appropriations, adaptations and continuities in cultural production. A
selection of the papers presented at the conference will be published in a
special issue of The Southern African Journal of Medieval and Renaissance
Studies (accredited for South African research subsidy purposes).
Suggested topics include, but are by no means limited to:
. new ways of looking at old texts
. textual appropriation and imitation
. textual transmission
. cross-currents in word and image
. ideological appropriation
. political myth creation
. archaeological recovery
. life writing
. history of music/art/theatre
Please send proposals (250-300 words) for 20-minute papers to the convenor,
Professor M Bratchel, Department of History, University of the
Witwatersrand, JOHANNESBURG 2050, South Africa.