Textual Debts (and Textual Debtors) in Golden Age Spain, M/MLA, Nov. 8-11, 2012
This panel explores the way authors in Golden Age Spain accounted for textual debts, whether in their own production or in that of others. How do poets trace literary heritage, such as the sonnet or epic forms, or Petrarchan traditions? How do authors view material 'borrowed' or imitated by contemporaries? How do authors figure their own 'borrowings'? Textual forms and modes such as translation, adaptation, the sequel/continuation, and the re-edition are all valuable points of interest, but of equal importance are technical elements such as allusion or style that produce similar forms of textual indebtedness.
Please send 300 word abstracts to Gregory Baum at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 2nd.