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Call for Papers — Critical Cluster On “Venganzas Medievales”

Friday, July 8th, 2016

La corónica invites scholars to submit a paper for a cluster entitled: “’Cobrarse por su mano’: Modalities of Medieval Vengeances”. Recent studies have inflected medieval vengeance with new meanings and functions that have reshaped the traditional view of vengeance as a tool opposed to civilization, law and justice. This cluster will explore the use and meaning of vengeance in the literatures and cultures of the Hispanic Middle Ages in both its aesthetic and socio-historical dimensions. Among other topics, this cluster will seek contributions that deal with, but not limited to, the following questions: What is the relation between vengeance, justice and law? What makes vengeance “good” or “bad”? Is there a relation between vengeance and gender? What is the vocabulary of vengeance? Is there a relation between emotion and vengeance? Can vengeance produce social order? When is vengeance appropriate? Why was (private) vengeance increasingly conceptualized as something to be rejected as time moved forward? Is in fact punitive justice merely a formalized way of vengeance? Comparative approaches between different literary genres, and religious traditions are welcomed.

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Those interested should indicate their intention to submit (preferably including a topic and/or tentative abstract) to one of the guest editors. Final submissions (as Word documents, following La corónica’s house style style, as explained at http://www.lacoronica.org/normas.htm) as well as all other inquiries should be sent to any of the guest editors, Alberto Montaner (amonta@unizar.es) or Óscar Martín (oscar.martin@lehman.cuny.edu) by June 1, 2016.

 

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Call for Papers — Redes Petristas: Networks and Memory of Pedro I of Castile

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

La corónica invites scholars to submit a paper for a cluster entitled “Redes Petristas: Networks and Memory of Pedro I of Castile”. The assassination of Pedro I of Castile in Montiel (1369) marked the establishment of the Trastámara dynasty and set in motion a movement of political, social and cultural dissidence that rallied ideologically around the memory of the king. This dissidence, latent in the peninsula, spread through dynamics of exile to Portugal, England, France, and the Kingdoms of Aragon and Granada. This cluster will explore the persistence over the years and across Europe of Petrism, whose traces can be uncovered in historiographical, literary, and artistic production.

Those intending to submit articles should send an abstract and preliminary bibliography to the guest editors of the cluster, Rosa Rodríguez Porto (rosa.rodriguezporto@york.ac.uk) and Sacramento Roselló Martínez (srm@sdu.dk) by Feb 1st, 2016. Those planning to submit are encouraged to contact the guest editors prior to sending abstracts. Final submissions (as word documents following La corónica’s guidelines, as detailed at http://www.lacoronica.org/normas.htm) as well as other inquiries should be sent either to Rosa Rodríguez Porto or Sacramento Roselló Martínez by June 1st.

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Critical Cluster on Ekphrasis

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Call for Papers

La corónica invites scholars to submit a paper for a cluster entitled “Seeing through Words: Ekphrasis in Medieval Iberian Literature.” Ekphrasis is broadly defined as a vivid description designed to make readers and listeners “see” the described object, person, or place as if it were before the eyes. Murray Krieger remarked that ekphrasis is at once a “miracle” and a “mirage” in which words and vision are intimately and impossibly united (Ekphrasis, The Illusion of the Natural Sign, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992). This cluster will explore the use of ekphrasis as a point of entry for thinking about the orality, textuality, and materiality of medieval literature.

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Those intending to submit articles should send an abstract and preliminary bibliography to the guest editors of the cluster, Martha Daas (mdaas@odu.edu) and Emily C. Francomano (ecf5@georgetown.edu) by December 1, 2013. Articles must be prepared according to La corónica’s guidelines and submitted to the guest editors by June 1, 2014.
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