City and Cities in the Epic Imagination

deadline for submissions: 
February 28, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch
contact email: 

Call for Papers

Modern Language Association Convention, Washington, DC, January 6-9, 2021

Session sponsored by the Société Rencesvals pour l'étude des épopées romanes (American-Canadian Branch)

 

City and Cities in the Epic Imagination

 

What is a city? How are urban spaces constructed in the epic text? What types of characters inhabit this space? How and why do they enter or leave the city? How do they relate to one another within the urban space as opposed to other spaces? How do they inhabit the city? How do they relate to the city as space?  What activities take place in the city and around the city in the epic narratives?

 

We welcome papers that address the city in the epic imagination from Epic Poem to Roman and Chivalric Novel, from a wide variety of approaches.

 

Please submit your 150 word proposal to the panel organizer.

Rebeca Castellanos

castellr@gvsu.edu