Thursday, 4 December 2008
CITATION, INTERTEXTUALITY, MEMORY IN THE MIDDLE AGES: TEXT, MUSIC, IMAGE
An international and interdisciplinary conference
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER, CENTRE FOR MEDIEVAL STUDIES
29 - 30 JANUARY 2009
Registration deadline: 17 December 2008
Just as our own society delights in exploiting citation, quotation, and allusion in an array of different contexts, medieval writers, artists, and composers were intensely aware of the vast potential for such external references to enrich their works. By evoking canonical texts or their producers from the distant or the more recent past -- whether from Classical antiquity, the sacred tradition, or recent vernacular contexts -- medieval authors demonstrated their respect for tradition while impressing on their own work the stamp of authority. Recent books on memory in the Middle Ages are stimulating the interest of scholars across a range of disciplines. The theme of intertextuality continues to attract attention, especially that of literary scholars but equally scholars from other disciplines concerned with the Middle Ages, including historians, art historians and musicologists. The conference that will be held in Exeter on 29-30th January 2009 locates itself within this attempt to stimulate further scrutiny of this theme from broad disciplinary and chronological perspectives.
The programme of the conference is available on line at the web address: