CFP: La Celestina in its European Context (5/10/07; RSA, 4/3/08-4/5/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Jose Maria Perez Fernandez
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We seek proposals that contemplate the work of Fernando de Rojas in an
interdisciplinary and comparatist approach. The panel will be submitted
for the 2008 annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, which
will take place in Chicago (form more information on this conference visit

Which is the place of Fernando de Rojas's La Celestina in the context of
European humanist thought? How does it reflect the controversies and the
changes that were taking place? Papers might discuss (but are not limited
to) the following topics:

- the way in which the discursive texture of La Celestina articulates
ongoing philosophical, ideological, political or linguistic doctrines

- the dynamics of social, legal, and economic interaction in new urban

- the significance of the generic ambiguity of La Celestina

- the evolution of traditional Classical and Medieval genres into early
modern versions of the novel, such as the picaresque

- the way traditional genres were readapted to address these new topics

- humanist doctrines on modes of exemplarity and the role of literature as
moral and civic education

Deadline: May 10th. Please submit your abstract (200 words), and cv by
email to Josemaria Perez-Fernandez,

Jose Maria Perez Fernandez
Profesor Titular de Literatura Inglesa
Departamento de Ingles
Facultad de Letras
Campus de Cartuja s/n
Universidad de Granada
Granada, 18071
Tel: + 34 958243674
Fax: + 34 958243678

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