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John Gower in Iberia: Six Hundred Years-2nd International Congress of the John Gower Society-Valladolid, Spain, 18-21 July 2011
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International John Gower Society
The John Gower Society is holding its second International Congress at the University of Valladolid, Spain, in July 2011.
Spain has been chosen as a site for this Congress in recognition of Gower’s unique transnational presence, as Confessio Amantis was the first English work ever translated into Continental languages –first Portuguese, and then Castilian, both in the fifteenth century. The II International Congress of the John Gower Society has therefore a double purpose, the study of John Gower in his historical, political, social, cultural and literary context, and the promotion of a more in-depth knowledge of the Spanish and Portuguese translations of Confessio Amantis as well as the Anglo-Spanish historical, political and cultural relations in the Late Middle Ages.
Brief proposals (250 words max.) are invited for 20-minute papers addressing any aspect of Gowerian studies. Email the submission form you'll find at the JGS website (www.johngower.org) BOTH to the Organizing Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to RF Yeager (email@example.com).
Topics include –but are not limited to– the following areas:
Participants may also propose thematic panels, to include papers delivered by 3 or 4 participants. Please contact directly RF Yeager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The abstracts will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee, and the authors will be notified the results of the selection process.
Submission deadline: Dec 1st 2010
The following plenary speakers have already confirmed their attendance:
For further information, visit the John Gower Society website: www.johngower.org