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Medieval Texts in Transit: Continuities and Shared Spaces
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7/21/2017 to 7/22/2017
When: Friday, July 21, 2017
Where: Free University Berlin
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Conference: Medieval Texts in Transit: Continuities and Shared Spaces

When: 21-22 July 2017

Where: Free University Berlin

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Do we overestimate the impact that the transient socio-political and formal linguistic borders of Western Europe had on the literary culture of the pre-nation state era?
While most current scholarship acknowledges the porous borders of medieval Europe, we continue to think in the context of linguistic and political borders when considering the circulation of texts, using national language categories and political ‘landmarks’ as fixed points by which to structure our understanding of how medieval texts were disseminated. This conference invites scholars to re-examine such discourses of separation, and consider the case for continuity in the language, content or imagery of medieval texts and stories that were adapted and refashioned in different regions.
See our website at <> for the full call for papers. Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words for a 20–30 minute paper to Dr. Miriam Edlich-Muth (Free University Berlin) and Dr. Alastair Matthews (University of Southern Denmark), at <> by 30 September 2016.
We hope to be able to contribute to travel and accommodation costs for speakers without access to other financial support. Publication of papers in an open-access volume is planned.

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