Saturday, August 21, 2010

Found in Translation: Linguistic Evidence for Cultural Change"


46th Annual International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University
12-15 May 2011

"Found in Translation: Linguistic Evidence for Cultural Change"

Scholars have long recognized that language both reflects and influences
cultural change. In a society where multiple languages are used, each with
its own cultural associations and political capital, the interplay between
those languages must be instructive to anyone wishing to understand more
fully the tensions and frictions that give rise to change, whether
religious, economic, political, artistic, or other. This session seeks to
explore the connections between Old English texts derived--however
loosely--from Latin works, to map the interplay of the languages in order
to perhaps elucidate developments in Anglo-Saxon culture.

Please send 300-word abstracts for 20-minute papers by September 1, 2010,
to Mary K. Ramsey at either


Department of English
Southeastern Louisiana University
SLU Box 10861
Hammond, LA 70402

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