LINGUIST List 30.4938

Tue Dec 31 2019

Calls: Gaelic, Scottish; Gen Ling, Historical Ling, Ling & Literature, Text/Corpus Ling, Translation/USA

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 14-Dec-2019
From: Joanna Kopaczyk <>
Subject: International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Scottish Literature and Language
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Full Title: International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Scottish Literature and Language
Short Title: ICMRSLL

Date: 27-Jul-2020 - 31-Jul-2020
Location: Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
Contact Person: Tricia McElroy
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation

Subject Language(s): Gaelic, Scottish

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2020

Meeting Description:

Since the inaugural ICMRSLL, scholars of medieval and early modern Scottish literature and language have gathered on a triennial basis to explore, build, and promote the study of Older Scots literate culture. Thanks to the work done through and beyond these conferences, Older Scots has matured into a field of study notable for its disciplinary and methodological breadth. In 2020, the ICMRSLL once again invites delegates to contribute to the growing body of work on Scottish texts and culture from the 14th to 17th centuries. While ICMRSLL remains ecumenical in the range of work presented, recent conferences have invited participants to consider research questions particularly associated with the concepts of identity and nationhood. Panels and papers, for example, have investigated an emerging and developing, as well as enduring, Scottish identity as it was negotiated through a variety of writing (chronicles, poetry, religious texts, prose tracts) and in a variety of languages (Gaelic, Latin, Scots, French, English).

Call for Papers:

The 16th ICMRSLL adopts as a general theme, “Crossing Boundaries.” This call for papers comes at time when boundaries – both literal and conceptual borders – continue to be sources of contention and negotiation. Battles of inclusion and exclusion, influence and interpenetration, dominate our politics and culture. The worlds of medieval and early modern Scotland grappled with similar problems of definition and delineation. In addition to contested boundaries within religious, familial, regional, and national identities, lines were also drawn, challenged, crossed, erased, translated, shared and/or re-drawn in other areas: in language and linguistics, for example; literary form and genre; modes of communication (print and manuscript, say); and many others, including, to this day, those reflected in our own academic disciplines. It is hoped that papers addressing the negotiation of such boundaries will constitute a core research emphasis of this conference.

ICMRSLL welcomes papers on any aspect of the culture of literature and language in medieval and Renaissance Scotland, or related interdisciplinary areas. The organizers seek a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives, including those that stretch beyond periodization – papers, for example, engaging the later reception of early texts – or those that incorporate innovative uses of technology in humanities research. Early-career researchers and first-time delegates are expressly encouraged to submit proposals.

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