Sunday, January 29, 2012
CFP: APA 2013: Latin Translations in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages
The Medieval Latin Studies Group invites proposals for papers on the translation of texts into Latin in the post-Classical period for a panel to be held at the annual meeting of theAmerican Philological Association in Seattle in January, 2013.
In recent years, the study of translation has emerged as a vital area of scholarly and critical inquiry across different disciplines. In our field, translation has come to be recognized not only as an important component of the study and reception of Latin literature, but also as an essential and continuing characteristic of Latin literature itself. For this panel we welcome submissions on translators from late antiquity or the medieval period and on any Latin text from this period that is a translation, whether broadly or narrowly defined. Both close analyses of translated texts (for example, a reading of the Latin translation of a Greek epigram that illuminates the translational technique of a particular author) and more theoretically-inclined explorations of ancient translators and of modes of translation (for example, the strategies of translation for non-elite audiences) are encouraged.
One-page abstracts of papers requiring no more than 20 minutes to deliver should be submitted by February 1, 2012, preferably via email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or via surface mail to Bret Mulligan, Hall Building, Haverford College, Haverford, PA 19041. Abstracts will be judged anonymously. Membership in the Medieval Latin Studies Group is not required to submit an abstract.
For more information, please contact the panel organizer, Bret Mulligan, at email@example.com