CFP: International Layamon's Brut Society (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Kenneth Tiller
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The International Layamon's Brut society, North American Branch, is
pleased to invite proposals for the following two panels.

"Layamon's Readers and Translators "

        This session invites papers that discuss translations
redactions of the Brut, from the medieval period through the
twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Topics might include, but would
not be limited to: Layamon's influence in later medieval histories
and romance; The Brut as historical document in the early modern
period; Layamon's influence in modern literature; recent translations
of the Brut.

"Layamon's Brut: Old English Contexts"

        This session invites papers that examine-or re-examine-the
Brut's relationship with its Old English precursors. Scholarship has
long recognized that the text represents either a preservation or a
reintroduction of Old English poetic and historiographic traditions.
The specific nature of this preservation, however, remains the
subject of vigorous debate. This session revisits the Brut in its
historical and linguistic context: Layamon and the Old English heroic
tradition, philological approaches to the Brut, Layamon and
Anglo-Saxon historiography, the language in the Brut; its poetics;
the Brut and Old English oral performativity, etc.

Deadline for submissions is September 15, 2005.

Please direct proposals and inquiries to:

Kenneth J. Tiller
Department of Language and Literature
The University of Virginia's
    College at Wise
Wise, VA 24293

FAX: 276-328-0173

--________________________________________Kenneth J. TillerAssociate Professor of EnglishDepartment of Language and LiteratureThe University of Virginia's College at WiseWise, VA 24293kjt9t_at_uvawise.edu276-376-4587FAX: 276-328-0173 ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Fri Jul 08 2005 - 10:27:00 EDT