Monday, July 25, 2016
Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Biennial Conference
26 – 28th August, 2016
We are pleased to announce that the 23rd biennial conference of SASMARS will be held at Mont Fleur in Stellenbosch, South Africa on 26 – 28th August 2016.
“Texts and Transformations: Medieval and Early Modern Cultures”
Medieval and Early Modern societies weathered various socio-cultural transformations, ranging from economic developments to religious conflicts, across a range of different geographies and in urban and rural spaces. How did poetry, theatre, prose, visual art, architecture, and other forms of art respond to such changes? How do we historically understand and assess various kinds of social transitions?
At this year’s SASMARS conference, Professor Carolyn Dinshaw (New York University), an acclaimed medievalist, will be our keynote speaker, and she will deliver the following keynote to the conference attendees:
“Black Skin, Green Masks: Medieval Foliate Heads, Racial Trauma, and Queer Worldmaking”
Professor Dinshaw’s profile can be accessed at http://english.fas.nyu.edu/object/carolyndinshaw.html
The convener for the conference is Dr Derrick Higginbotham (firstname.lastname@example.org). Any inquiries can be directed to him.
For the latest SASMARS Newsletter and information about previous SASMARS conferences, click onhttp://sasmarsnewsletter.blogspot.com/.