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Translatio, 1500-1750: Europe and the Atlantic World
Aberdeen, May 2001


TRANSLATIO, 1500-1750: EUROPE AND THE ATLANTIC WORLD
APPROPRIATION AND INTERPRETATION
University of Aberdeen, Saturday 19 May 2001

CALL FOR PAPERS


The University of Aberdeen is launching a series of interdisciplinary
one-day conferences on the theme of translatio. The series will examine
the full range of the ideas contained in the term translatio. These will
include habits and techniques of appropriation, transformation and
translation, and the transmission of texts, ideas and cultural practices.

A volume of essays based on the research presented at the series is
planned. Arrangements to bring the series to a wider audience, with a
conference at the Newberry Library (University of Chicago), are in
progress.

The first conference in the Translatio series will be held on Saturday 19
May at the University of Aberdeen. Papers of 20-25 minutes are invited on
the theme of 'Translatio: Appropriation and Interpretation'.

Possible topics include:

Gender and authorship;
Translations from and into English;
Political uses and transformations of texts;
Practice and prescription;
Manipulations of genre and literary traditions;
Adaptations (script to print; page to stage; age to age);
Writers, readers and audiences (nation, class, creed);
Repertories and literary markets;
Renaissance literary theory and literary conventions.

Please send proposals of 300 words to:

Dr. Mary Morrissey OR Dr. Cathy Shrank
English Department
Taylor Building
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen AB24 2UB
UK

Email submissions to: m.morrissey@abdn.ac.uk
OR cathy.shrank@abdn.ac.uk

Closing date for submissions: 14 February 2001. Submissions will be
reviewed on a rolling basis. Early submission is encouraged.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS IN THE TRANSLATIO SERIES

Migration and Acculturation (September 2001): contact Dr. Phil Withington,
Cultural History, University of Aberdeen (p.j.withington@abdn.ac.uk)

Dissemination (January 2002): contact Dr. Cathy Shrank, English
Department, University of Aberdeen (cathy.shrank@abdn.ac.uk)

Iberian Connections (May 2002): contact Dr. Kaarina Hollo, Celtic
Department, University of Aberdeen (k.hollo@abdn.ac.uk)