Source of Information: CFP 2000-04-26, Update: CFP 2000-05-04 (received: 2000-05-10)
Date of Event: 2001-07-12 to 15
Location of event: Cambridge, U.K.
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2000-09-30
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Between Empires: Orientalism Before 1600. A conference at Trinity College, Cambridge. July 12-15 2001. Key note speakers: Lisa Jardine, Jonathan Rhy Smith, John Tolan, Gilles Veinstein, Christopher Page. Ever since the publication of Edward Said's "Orientalism" in 1978, the ideological underpinnings of Europe's encounters with those regions, peoples and cultures that represented the "Orient" have been subject to intense scrutiny. However, two central issues concerning interaction between the "Orient" and Europe require further consideration. Firstly, what were the precursors of Orientalism? How did travel, trade, crusades, missionary activity and cultural exchange between empires in the centuries that preceded the age of European expansion and colonisation influence Western perceptions of the East? In what ways did the meaning of "the East" change before the seventeenth century? Secondly, what were the responses of the many non-European empires to the travellers, armies, ambassadors and entrepreneurs of the West? What form does "Occidentalism" take before 1600? The aim of this conference is to explore the forms of dialogue that existed between empires of the East and of the West and to investigate the formation of these categories themselves. It will consider the concrete forms of such dialogues: the vicissitudes of trade, translation and theft that characterise transactions of a material nature. It will also consider the imaginative dimension of relations that existed between empires: the catalogue of marvels, myths and misgivings that both encouraged and impeded those dialogues. Here begins the text taken from the "update" [hck, redactor] Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words to: email: email@example.com fax: +44 (0)1223 338 564 (F.A.O. Dr Alfred Hiatt) mail: Dr Alfred Hiatt 'Between Empires' Trinity College Cambridge, CB2 1TQ U.K. web: http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/empires/ Submission Deadline: 30 September, 2000 =============================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List CFP@english.upenn.edu Full Information at http://www.english.upenn.edu/CFP/ or write Erika Lin: firstname.lastname@example.org ===============================================
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