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North and South: Identity, Imagination and Memory in Pre-Modern Cultures
Columbia, SC, March 2001

USC Bicentennial Conference

March 22-25, 2001

at the Columbia Campus, University of South Carolina,
Columbia, SC 29208, USA

Conference title:
North and South: Identity, Imagination and Memory in Pre-Modern Cultures

Deadline for submission of Abstracts: January 5, 2001: submit Comparative
Literature Abstracts to; submit all abstracts in other areas to  Abstracts should be limited to one page.

Organized by the University of South Carolina Committee for Medieval and
Renaissance Studies and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies,
Binghamton University, NY, in cooperation with the following sponsoring bodies:

University of South Carolina College of Liberal Arts, the Department of
Philosophy, the Comparative Literature Program, University of South Carolina (the
Third Annual University of South Carolina Conference on Comparative Literature
will be an integral part of the conference), the Department of French and
Classics, the Department of Germanic, Slavic & East Asian Languages, the
Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese

The Richard L. Walker Institute of International Studies, University of South

The Institute for Southern Studies University of South Carolina

The "North-South" Conference will be preceded by The 9th Annual Irvine Furman
Belser Lecture:

Thursday, March 22, 2001, 7:30 pm
Gambrell Hall Auditorium

"Musical Notation in the Singing of Classical Poetry in the Middle Ages"

Jan Ziolkowski, Chair, Comparative Literature,
Harvard University


Friday March 22 to Sunday March 25, 2001

"North-South" Conference: Plenary Speakers

1. Alfred Ivry, Professor, Near Eastern Studies, New York University:
	Mediterranean Influences on Northern Europe in the Middle Ages

2. Marsha Colish, Professor, History, Oberlin College:
	The Continuity of Stoicism and Southern Influences on Northern Europe in
	the Middle Ages

3. Carol Purtle, Professor, Art, University of Memphis:
	The Interaction of Southern and Northern Art in the Renaissance

4. David C. Lindberg, Professor, History of Science, University of Wisconsin:
	The Medieval Church Encounters the Classical Scientific Traditions:
	Augustine, Roger Bacon and the Handmaiden Metaphor

5. [Speaker to be Announced]:
	Modern Problems in North-South Identity: Africa and the North.
	(Sponsored by The Richard L. Walker Institute of International Studies,
	University of South Carolina)

Comparative Literature Panels:


Directions in Milton Studies: North, South and Other Places, Other Times
(sponsored by the USC Program in Comparative Literature)

Part 1: Plenary Lectures

1. Victoria Kahn, Professor, English, University of California, Berkeley:
	Ties that Bind: Rethinking Obligation in Milton's Doctrine and
	Discipline of Divorce and Paradise Lost

2. Professor David Quint, Professor, Comparative Literature, Yale University:
	Milton and the European Tradition

Part 2: Special Session: Milton and the European Tradition:

Organizer: Lawrence Rhu, Professor, Department of English, USC

Presiding: Ward W. Briggs, Jr., Professor, Department of French and Classics, USC

Part 3: North and South: European Poetry in the Early Modern Period

Other Special Panels/Topics/ Sessions/ Area Presentations:

1. Jan Opsomer, Professor, Ancient Philosophy, Department of Philosophy,
University of South Carolina:
	Greek Stoicism, Latin Stoicism and the Foundations of Medieval,
	Renaissance and Modern Philosophy.

2. Arjo Vanderjadgt, Professor, Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the
History of Science University of Groningen, The Netherlands:
	The Impact of Renaissance Humanism on Northern Europe with Specific
	Reference to Burgundy

3. Nancy Van Deusen, Music, Claremont Graduate School:
	Music: Lines of Influence, North-South in Medieval/Renaissance Music

4. Paul Lonigan, Professor Emeritus, Queen=92s College/ City University, New York:
	From Latin to Romance Languages: Celtic Contributions

5. Richard Lemay, Professor Emeritus, City University, New York:
	The Role of Gerard of Cremona in 12c Philosophy: Translations from Arabic
	into Latin


Other Suggested Special Topics: North=96South Influences in the Following Areas:

1. Handwriting: (especially Latin Palaeography, but not excluding other languages)
2. Magic and Witchcraft: Medieval to Modern
3. Economic and Social Patterns
4. Celtic Lands and Identity
5. The Role of Women in Defining North-South Identity
6. The Role of "Science" in Defining Identity
7. Logic: Medieval/Renaissance Logic
8. Poetry, Grammar and Rhetoric and the Definition of Identity
9. Religion and North-South Identity. Byzantine, Latin and Islamic Contacts
10. Legal Institutions and Identity
11. Art and Identity
12. Philosophical Traditions: (i.e. Aristotelianism, Platonism, Stoicism and
13. Geography, Topography, Chronology, Itinerary

It is expected that the following sections from this list will definitely
be formed. However, papers in other areas are welcome:

A. Handwriting. B. Magic and Witchcraft. C. Astrology in Medieval and Renaissance
Culture. D. Science and Magic in the Formation of Scientific Method.

Although the conference plenary talks are on North Africa and Europe, there will
be special sections on the following:

A. Special section sponsored by the Institute for Southern Studies, University of
South Carolina:

	North-South Identity in North America prior to the advent of slavery as a
	political issue

B. Depictions of Historical Chinese North-South Identity in Modern Chinese Film

It is expected that there will be other sections on Japanese, Indian, Russian,
Iranian, Near Eastern, and Latin American Identity.

Anna M. DiStefano