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>Subject: CFP: Classical Ladies, Medieval Texts: 
>Translating Gender (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 
>5/10/07-5/13/07)
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>Call for Papers:  International Medieval Congress, Western Michigan
>University, Kalamazoo, MI, 10-13 May 2007
>
>Classical Ladies, Medieval Texts: Translating Gender in(to) the Middle Ages
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>Although significant work has been done on the place of the literature of
>Classical and Late Antiquity in the Middle Ages, 
>much remains to be discussed on
>the presentation of women and gender (especially on figures other than Dido or
>those in the works of Boccaccio and Chaucer). As the tales of Troy, Thebes,
>Aeneas, Alexander, etc., are translated into various vernaculars for medieval
>audiences (or otherwise adapted into medieval Latin), so too are the
>characteristics, motives, actions, garments, histories, roles, and/or words of
>female characters translated, adapted, expanded, or even invented by medieval
>authors.
>
>Whether these ëtranslationsí are made in order for the characters to
>resonate with the contemporary audiences or for other authorial motivations, I
>am especially interested in soliciting essays 
>for this session that compare the
>characterizations of women in medieval 
>retellings of the tales of Antiquity with
>their Classical counterparts and that consider the significance these
>differences may have on medieval articulations of gender.
>
>Please send 1-2 pg. abstracts via email before September 15, 2006. 
>
>Please email inquiries offlist :) thanks!!
>
>alix
>
>Dum spiro, spero (Cicero)
>
>Corpus omne perseverare in statu suo quiescendi vel movendi uniformiter in
>directum, nisi quatenus a viribus impressis cogitur statum illum mutare
>(Galileo's Principle)
>
>A. Paschkowiak, Ph.D. Candidate
>Program in Comparative Literature
>Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
>University of Massachusetts
>430 Herter Hall
>161 Presidents Dr
>Amherst MA  01003-9312, USA
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