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Formulas in Medieval Culture

La formule au Moyen Âge

La fórmula en la Edad Media

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Published on Friday, July 19, 2013 by Luigia Parlati

Summary

The third biennial conference on formulas in medieval culture (GRENDEL – IDEA), hosted by the University of Perpignan (CRHiSM, VECT-Mare Nostrum & Institut Des Méditerranées) will take place on June 19-21 2014. The event will be held at the university and other locations significant in medieval Catalan culture. The programme will include a half-day of visits to sites including the priory of Serrabone and the abbey of Saint-Michel de Cuxa, as well as a concert of medieval music.

Announcement

Argument

The third biennial conference on formulas in medieval culture (GRENDEL – IDEA), hosted by the University of Perpignan (CRHiSM, VECT-Mare Nostrum & Institut Des Méditerranées) will take place on June 19-21 2014. The event will be held at the university and other locations significant in medieval Catalan culture. The programme will include a half-day of visits to sites including the priory of Serrabone and the abbey of Saint-Michel de Cuxa, as well as a concert of medieval music.

Medieval modes of thinking and representation rely heavily on the anticipated reiteration of recognizable forms or devices, generating productive tensions between individual expression and collective norms, change and continuity, creation and convention. Such formulas could be broadly characterized as a more or less fixed or recurrent pattern that remains open to innovation. The definition of “formula”is apt to vary depending on the field of inquiry: goals for this conference include describing the diversity of meanings and uses for the term, observing whether they are potentially compatible, and accounting for the pragmatic effect produced by formulaic repetitions, among other possible approaches.

Themes

This international and interdisciplinary conference will be of interest to researchers working in Medieval Studies in a range of fields, including, but not limited to:

  • literature (poetry, oral-formulaic theory, set phrases, topoi)
  • art history (motifs, production devices, artistic signatures)
  • history (medicine, cookery, magic)
  • law and diplomacy (studies of oaths, wills, charter preambles)
  • codicology (codices, colophons)
  • epigraphy (funerary and dedicatory inscriptions)
  • linguistics (politeness and ritualized interactions, historical linguistics, corpus studies focusing on technical or scholarly texts)
  • musicology (musical themes and composition)
  • religious life and practices (sermons, homilies, liturgy)

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Catalan.

Submission guidelines

Proposals for 25-minute papers should be submitted

by 15 November 2013. 

Proposals should be no longer than one side of A4 and state the field of research under consideration. 

Plenary speakers: Anne Brenon, Philip Daileader.

 

 

Places

  • Perpignan, France (66)

Date(s)

  • Friday, November 15, 2013

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Keywords

  • formule, histoire, art, linguistique, droit, musicologie, pratiques et vie religieuse

Contact(s)

  • Caroline de Barrau
    courriel : carolinedebarrau [at] gmail [dot] com

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Information source

  • Caroline de Barrau
    courriel : carolinedebarrau [at] gmail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« Formulas in Medieval Culture », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Friday, July 19, 2013, https://calenda.org/255780

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