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CFP: Afterlives: Survival and Revival
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0361  Thursday, 9 July 2009

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Date:       Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 21:58:48 +0200
Subject:    CFP: Southern African Society of Medieval and Renaissance 
Studies

Full information has been posted at http://sasmarsnewsletter.blogspot.com/

Second Call for Papers
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, South Africa, on 2-5 September 2010.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Alexandra F. Johnston, Ph.D., FRSC
President, Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences of the RSC: 
Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada.

Call for Papers

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

.        translation

.        cross-currents in word and image

.        ideological appropriation

.        political myth creation

.        archaeological recovery

.        ethnicities

.        retrospection

.        life writing

.        history of music/art/theatre

Please send proposals (250-300 words) for 20-minute papers to the 
convener, Michael Bratchel (
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Professor M Bratchel, Department of History, University of the 
Witwatersrand, JOHANNESBURG 2050, South Africa.


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