CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Appropriation and Interpretation, 1500-1750

Source of Information: CFP 2000-11-28
Date of Event: 2001-05-19
Location of event: Aberdeen, UK
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2001-02-14

University of Aberdeen, Saturday 19 May 2001


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, 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

Email submissions to: OR

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


Migration and Acculturation (September 2001): contact Dr. Phil 
Withington, Cultural History, University of Aberdeen 

Dissemination (January 2002): contact Dr. Cathy Shrank, 
English Department, University of Aberdeen (

Iberian Connections (May 2002): contact Dr. Kaarina Hollo, Celtic 
Department, University of Aberdeen (

Cathy Shrank

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