Research workshops: St Andrews, 2-5 October 2014 Cambridge, 22-25 October 2015 The new research initiative on the theme “Khamriyya as a World Poetic Genre” welcomes contributions to two research workshops on this topic organised, first in St Andrews, Scotland (2-5 October 2014), then in Cambridge, England (22-25 October 2015).
We hope that these two events will be seen as real “work”shops where shared and mutual critical assessment and open discussions will clarify the state of the question and open up new avenues of research. By opening up the participation to specialists across language and cultural boundaries, we hope to foster a better understanding of the phenomenon of wine-poetry across Near and Middle Eastern Literatures.
The initiative welcomes contributions exploring various aspects of wine poetry in comparative perspective of Near and Middle Eastern literatures with the focus on the following topics:
1. Recusancy and transgression: wine poetry challenging cultural, social and religious norms of society, 2. Imagery and stylistics: aesthetic transformations in the history of wine poetry, 3. Adoption and transmission: wine poetry crossing linguistic and cultural borders.
The initiative includes also a Lecture Series in St Andrews and is supported by the Honeyman Foundation (St Andrews) and various research funding at FAMES (Cambridge). The results of this collaborative research will be published in a dedicated volume or special issue of a journal.
In order to put together the Programme, we would be grateful if you could submit your paper abstract (400 words max) and CV by 30 March 2014 at the latest, mentioning your preference for either the St Andrews or the Cambridge workshops. The organisation panel will consider the applications and respond by 1 May 2014. The scientific committee might suggest further focusing of some of the topics in order to better serve the comparative perspective of the workshops. The language of the presentations and publication is English.
Please send your abstract and CV as a single PDF document to Dr Kirill Dmitriev via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
With best wishes, Dr Kirill Dimitriev Dr Christine van Ruymbeke
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