[H-verkko] CFP: Canonizing Medieval Literatures - keväinen intensiivikurssi Helsingin yliopistossa

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Canonizing Medieval Literatures - keväinen intensiivikurssi Helsingin
Canonizing Medieval Literatures 
Spring School, University of Helsinki 
12–15 May 2014 

Call for Applications

This course will explore the various canonizing processes of medieval
literatures. We shall consider theoretical questions centring broadly on how to
understand and deal with literary canons, as well as discussing more localized
examples of the formation of medieval literary canons, from the Middle Ages to
the present. 

Scholarly interest in the canon is itself imbricated in the cultural memory of
the medieval past. The Spring School thus welcomes applicants from across the
fields of philology, literary criticism, folklore, and cultural history within
relevant periods: medieval, early Modern and the nineteenth century. 

The literature of the Middle Ages as we continue to study it was largely framed
and defined during the nineteenth-century. Specific areas of concern will
therefore include modern national and author-focused attitudes, processes and
mechanisms of selection, as well as aesthetic judgements, determined by
‘systems of relevance’ established by—and during—Romanticism and early

Northern Europe will be another focus, but viewed in the context of its diverse
interactions with mediterranean Europe—both in the medieval and more recent
periods. Aspects of these dynamics will be illustrated and examined with
reference to medieval classics such as Abelard and Héloïse, Dante Alighieri,
and Geoffrey Chaucer. 

Participants are warmly encouraged to bring their own specialities into dialogue
with the framework of canonization through presentations and interactive

The Spring School is a co-operation between the University of Helsinki, Glossa
Society for Medieval Studies in Finland and the Centre for Medieval Literature
(Odense / York). The instructors are Professor Lars Boje Mortensen (Odense), Dr
Réka Forrai (Odense), and Dr Kenneth Clarke (York). 

Fifteen students (on Ph.D. or Master’s level) will be accepted on to the
course. Students receive 3 ECTS points for attending the course and completing
the course assignments. If a student prepares an essay in addition to the course
and the course assignments, s/he can receive 5 ECTS points. Applicants are
invited to send a one-page abstract to the coordinator Karolina Kouvola by
January 31, 2014. The organizers can provide a travel grant from €100 to
€400; to apply, include in your application the reason for applying for the
grant, as well as an estimate of travel expenses. 

For further information, please contact the coordinator or Prof. Lars Boje

Karolina Kouvola, University of Helsinki – Karolina.kouvola at helsinki.fi
Lars Boje Mortensen, University of Southern Denmark/Centre for Medieval
Literature - labo at sdu.dk


Ilmoituksen lähetti: Karolina Kouvola <karolina.kouvola at helsinki.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 1.2.2014
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