CFP: [International] Cambridge International Chronicles Symposium

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Nicholas Sparks
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Cambridge International Chronicles Symposium [CICS]
12th-13th July 2008
University of Cambridge.

Chronicles are a fertile area of academic research focusing on a genre of
historical literature written mainly in a time before departments of
English and History had yet come into existence. The Cambridge
International Chronicle Symposium is interdisciplinary conference
conceived to open the debate between literature and history and to test
the nexus of conventional classification. The CICS is principally
organized to further research at a graduate level and to strengthen the
network of chronicle studies in universities. The proceedings will take
place over two days with five open sessions of three twenty-minute papers
and publication talks to follow.

The aim of the CICS is to attract scholars from various departments of
learning and critical methodologies, as such the scope of the
presentations is not limited to a particular historical period and may
range from the canonical Books of Chronicles in the Old Testament to
Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland, and the work of
chroniclers in between. Presenters are asked to take an interdisciplinary
approach as a stepping off point to discuss texts in relation to current
theoretical concerns and criticism.

We invite scholars from any discipline including but not limited to
English, History, Literature, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.

Suggested topics for discussion might include:
• The chronicle: literary genre or historical artifact?
• Investigation of chronicle: historiography or literary analysis?
• The narrative mode of the chronicle.
• Language in the chronicle, convention or motif?
• Chronicles, the perception of time and historical awareness.
• The content of form, paschal tables and the annalistic framework.
• The space and interaction between chronicles and their audience.
• Digital publication, the next step in chronicle studies.

Please send your abstract (of no more than 250 words) and cover
sheet to by no later than 01 November 2007.

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