International Conference in London 14-16 July 2011. It explores the spoken word and its power 1400-1700 in a broad range of contexts: Street life ;Reading aloud; Teaching and learning in University schools 1400-1700;Declamation and discourse in Parliament; Incantation and magic;Performance;Preaching;Parley and discourse of war; Women’s speech. The conference draws on interdisciplinary approaches including literature, art history, musicology and the history of language and will bring together scholars from an international field. Conference language: English. Proposals for papers, accompanied by abstracts of no more than 200 words in both the original language and in English, should reach the organizers by January 4 2010. We are planning to request financial support for speakers, although this cannot be guaranteed at this stage.
Alex Cowan Department of Humanities, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Northumbria University, UK Email: email@example.com
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