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.