Arthur between North and South
Update: Extended deadline (20 June 2016)
The ‘Arthur between North and South’ conference will be held at the Paris-Sorbonne University on 6-8 December 2016. As the second conference organised by the Nordic Branch of the International Arthurian Society, it will focus on recent research on the translations of the Arthurian material into Nordic languages (Old Norse, Old Swedish, Old Danish) during the Middle Ages, as well as on literary contact between the medieval North and Continental Europe.
The Arthurian tradition has enjoyed a large diffusion in Medieval Europe, including in Scandinavia where works originally written in French, German or other vernacular languages were translated and new works inspired by those were composed during the Middle Ages. Therefore, we gladly welcome papers with a comparative angle relevant to Scandinavia, as well as those concerning translations practice and cultural transfers between medieval North and Continental Europe.
We also welcome papers centred on manuscript tradition and material transmission towards the North, cultural and historical context of production, gender- and identity related issues among other themes.
Presentations shall be given in English, French or German and be 20 minutes long. Please send your abstracts (500 words or less) to ArthurNordSud@gmail.com the 20th of June 2016 at the latest. Abstracts will be reviewed by a scientific committee. Feel free to send any question concerning the conference to ArthurNordSud@gmail.com.
The Organizing Committee:
François Émion (EA REIGENN, Paris-Sorbonne University)
Raphaëlle Jamet, (EA REIGENN, Paris-Sorbonne University)
Virgile Reiter (EA REIGENN, Paris-Sorbonne University)
Gaëlle Reneteaud (EA REIGENN, Paris-Sorbonne University)
The Scientific Committee:
Bjørn Bandlien (Høgskolen I Sørøst Norge)
François Émion (Paris-Sorbonne University)
Corinne Péneau (Paris-Est University)
Sif Rikhardsdottir (University of Iceland)
All speakers are encouraged to become members of the International Arthurian Society, and all participants are welcome to join the Society. For information on how to join, please visit the website of the IAS (http://www.internationalarthuriansociety.com/) or the website of the IASNB (http://www.hf.uio.no/iln/english/research/networks/nordicarthur/).