Monday, April 23, 2012

Formulas in Medieval Culture (Nancy & Metz, France: June 7-9 2012)

Apologies for cross-posting.

This event may be of interest to some members:

Formulas in Medieval Culture - International & Interdisciplinary Conference (2nd ed.) 
Nancy-Metz (France), June 7-9 2012 

The Centre de Médiévistique Jean Schneider, the Centre de Recherches Universitaire Lorrain d’Histoire, Metz and the medievalists from IDEA are hosting the second edition of an international and interdisciplinary conference on Formulas in Medieval Culture.

Among the issues raised by the conference is that of the reception of formulas: does the repeated use of conventional formulas end up depriving them of their original meaning, turning them into pure discursive markers or does it enrich them with the added connotations of multiple contexts? One should also be careful to define the phenomenon precisely: what distinguishes a formula from a mere motif? from intertextuality?

The keynote speech will be given by Bruno Laurioux, Professor at the University of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, who will speak on Formulas in medieval cooking.
The programme and the registration form are available on our website:

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