CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Research in Neo-Latin: Epicureanism in the Renaissance


Source of Information: eMail by Tatiana Tsakiropoulou-Summers, 2003-10-30
Date of Event: 2005-01-06 to 09
Location of event: Boston, USA
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2004-02-10




CALL FOR PAPERS 
AMERICAN PHILOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION CONVENTION IN BOSTON (2005) : 
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR NEO-LATIN STUDIES 

"Research in Neo-Latin: Epicureanism in the Renaissance"

The AANLS invites proposals for a panel of papers on current 
research in  Neo-Latin Studies.  We will especially consider 
proposals on the theme of Epicureanism in the Renaissance.

Topics that papers might address include Epicurean morality and 
Christian ethics; atomism, atheism and Christianity; literary 
polemics and reactionary movements; pleasure vs. virtue; rebellion 
and conformism; natural science and Christian resistance; the 
paradox of Epicurean Christians; Epicureanism as a reactionary 
movement against scholastic neo-Aristotelianism; the Classical 
tradition and the literary reception of Epicureanism / Epicurus / 
Lucretius / Democritus; the influence of the Church Fathers on 
Renaissance thought concerning Epicureanism; materialism, 
empiricism and hedonism; Epicureanism and the papal Index; natural 
scientists and philosophers on Epicureanism: Valla, Erasmus, 
Gassendi, Galileo, etc.; the Epicurean guild in Italy; and, of 
course, Epicureanism as food fetish. However, we also welcome 
papers on all aspects of the study of literary, historical, 
technical, and scholarly works written in Latin in the period from 
Petrarch forward. 

One page abstracts should be sent by February 10, 2004 (postmark) 
to 
Prof. Tatiana Tsakiropoulou-Summers, 
Dept. of Modern Languages & Classics: Classics Section, 
238 B. B. Comer Hall, Box 870246, 
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0246; 
email asummers@ML.AS.UA.EDU. 
Electronic submissions welcome. 
Proposals will be anonymously reviewed.