New Directions in Brut Studies (ICMS 2023) in-person 9/15
New Directions in Brut Studies
Contact: Ken Tiller (email@example.com)
Modality: In person
The multilingual character and enduring influence of the Brut tradition raise important questions about the relationship of language, history, authority, and ethnicity. The session welcomes papers that examine the Brut from a language-based methodology, including translation theory (Brut authors as translators or issues translating the Bruts), textual authority, and the relationship of language to ethnic identity or to gender. Issues for discussion include how translation reorients historical texts, how authors and translators establish textual authority, the relationship of language to ethnic identity and/or geographic borders, and related topics. Other critical approaches, such as border theory or eco-criticism, will be considered.