Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers for SASMARS 2010

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers for SASMARS 2010

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 Mont
Fleur, Stellenbosch (in the heart of the Cape winelands), South Africa, on
2-5 September 2010.

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

To be confirmed

Please send proposals (250-300 words) for 20-minute papers to the convenor,
Michael Bratchel, by 31 January 2010.

Department of History
University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa

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