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Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Afterlives: Survival and Revival
SASMARS 2010, Mont Fleur, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2010
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, Past President of the Academy of the Royal Society of Canada.
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
• cross-currents in word and image
• ideological appropriation
• political myth creation
• archaeological recovery
• life writing
• history of music/art/theatre
Please send proposals (250-300 words) for 20-minute papers to Professor M Bratchel, (firstname.lastname@example.org) Department of History, University of the Witwatersrand, JOHANNESBURG 2050, South Africa by 31 January 2010 .