The Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto, together with
the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, invites abstracts for a
Alexander the Great in Medieval and Early Modern Culture,
University of Toronto, 8-10 March 2007.
The life of Alexander the Great is one of the most frequently treated subjects
of the Middle Ages. It figures prominently in Latin epic and the vernacular
literatures as well as in historiography and the fine arts. Papers on late
medieval and early modern treatments of Alexander are especially welcome.
Topics might include:
- theorizing the transformations of the medieval and Renaissance Alexander;
- historical, cultural, social meanings and contexts of Alexander texts and
- images and constructions of space, gender, and ethnicity;
- the uses of Alexander in genealogical fictions and political representation;
- manuscript and print transmission of Alexander material;
- material culture; Alexander in medieval art; illuminations and woodcuts
accompanying Alexander texts;
- literary vs. historiographical status of texts; verse vs. prose; fabulous
- Latin vs. vernacular;
- practice and theory of translation and adaptation of Alexander texts in
various vernacular literatures.
Christopher Baswell (UCLA)
Christine Chism (Rutgers)
Klaus Grubmüller (University of Göttingen)
Please send an abstract (max. 250 words) for a paper in English or French and
a brief vita or CV which includes institutional affiliation to the organizers
Markus Stock, University of Toronto: [log in to unmask] , or:
Stefanie Schmitt, University of Frankfurt am Main: [log in to unmask]
Consideration of abstracts will begin 31 March 2006.
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