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Dear Fellow Arthurians,

Please see below a CFP reminder for one of our Kalamazoo 2014 sessions.

With best wishes,

Joe Sullivan
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Secretary-Treasurer
International Arthurian Society―NAB

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Call for submissions: 49th International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, 2014; sponsor: International Arthurian Society, North American Branch

Lost in Translation: Negotiating Foreign Languages in Arthurian Literature

International in scope from Geoffrey of Monmouth onward, Arthurian narratives often cross national boundaries, and when they do, they cross linguistic boundaries, as well. This session solicits papers about the significance of linguistic difference in Arthurian texts. The following are some of the questions papers in this session could address: How do Arthurian texts portray foreign languages, and with what implications—linguistic, cultural, or otherwise? How do Arthurian characters from different nations understand one another? What languages do they speak, and why those particular languages?

Submit abstracts by September 15 (with a copy also to organizers Michael Twomey [twomey@ithaca.edu]
and Bonnie Wheeler [bwheeler@smu.edu]) to:

Joan Tasker Grimbert
Catholic Univ. of America
Modern Languages and Literatures
Washington DC 20064
Fax: 202-319-6077
Email: grimbert@cua.edu

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