CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Negotiations Between Oral and Written Traditions 1450-1650

Source of Information: FICINO 2004-07-02
Date of Event: 2005-02-26
Location of event: Toronto, Canada
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2004-09-30

Negotiations Between Oral and Written Traditions 1450-1650

  Saturday 26 February 2005
  Victoria University
  University of Toronto

  This cross-disciplinary symposium invites scholars to consider how
orally-based processes of artistic
  creation and communication continued to function alongside, and in
conjunction with, literate forms of
  expression. Accessing oral culture from the early modern period presents
a research challenge, yet
  historical texts still carry the imprint of oral practices and can
provide a basis for exploring negotiations
  between orality and literacy.

  Conference organisers invite submissions for 20-minute papers in either
English or French. Abstracts
  should be between 150 and 200 words, and may be submitted electronically
or in print, accompanied by a
  one-page c.v., before 30 September 2004.

  Address all submissions to:
  Maureen Epp and Stephanie Treloar
  c/o Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies
  Victoria University
  Toronto M5S 1K7

  The aim of this symposium is to generate scholarship and debate on the
following questions:
  o What contemporary genres or activities had a significant foundation in
oral tradition?
  o In what ways did orality influence the creation of written works?
  o What are the indications of oral practices when embedded in written
  o In what ways were oral traditions altered in the process of being
committed to written form?

  Topics of inquiry can include, but need not be limited to, the
  public rituals
  print culture
  humanist academies
  modes of education
  political discourse

Ngociations entre l'Oral et l'crit entre 1450 et 1650

  samedi 26 fvrier 2005
  Victoria University
  Universit de Toronto

  Ce symposium inter-disciplinaire invite les chercheurs  considrer la
  faon dont les dmarches orales de
  cration et de communication artistiques continuaient  fonctionner
  ct de et avec les formes
  d'expression crite. Si l'accs  la culture orale au seuil des temps
  modernes pose certains dfis, les textes
  historiques portent cependant la marque des pratiques orales et servent
  de base pour une exploration des
  ngociations entre les traditions orale et crite.

  Les communications de 20 minutes en anglais ou en franais sont les
  bienvenues. Les chercheurs
  souhaitant prsenter une communication sont pris d'envoyer un rsum de
  150-200 mots, sous forme
  lectronique ou crite, accompagns d'un curriculum vitae d'une page,
  avant le 30 septembre 2004,
  Maureen Epp and Stephanie Treloar
  c/o Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies
  Victoria University
  Toronto M5S 1K7

  Le but du symposium est d'encourager la recherche et le dbat sur les
  questions suivantes:
  o Quels genres ou activits contemporains avaient des origines orales
  o En quelles faons les oeuvres crites taient-elles influencs par
  o Quelles marques/traces les pratiques orales ont-elles laisses dans
  les oeuvres crites?
  o Quels changements les traditions orales ont-elles subis dans le
  processus d'adaptation littraire/

  Les sujets de recherche peuvent toucher les domaines de la liste
  (non-exclusive) suivante:
  le thtre
  la musique
  les discours
  les processions
  les rites publiques
  la rhtorique
  le dialogue
  la correspondance par lettres
  les acadmies humanistes
  les discours politiques

Richard Raiswell, Associate Editor, FICINO