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Full Title: 34th Romanistentag
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Start Date: 26-Jul-2015 - 29-Jul-2015
Contact: Eva Eckkrammer
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Meeting Description: The XXXIV. Romanistentag, the biannual conference of the German Society of Romance Philology (Deutscher Romanistenverband; DRV), will take place at the University of Mannheim, which is mainly located in Mannheim Palace, from July 26 to July 29, 2015.

The provocative conference theme 'Romance Philology and Economy: Structure, Culture, and Literature' was deliberately selected in order to invite participants to critically investigate the various dimensions of the term 'economy' within the entire spectrum of objects of investigation in Romance studies. The motivation for this choice is twofold.

On the one hand, it is related to linguistic, literary, and media/cultural domains of economic factors and the prevailing area-specific, relatively distinct characteristics. These areas include the level of linguistic structures, economic aspects of multilingualism and cultural diversity, as well as literary forms and the economic conditionings of language teaching. Therefore, the economic dimension may also be regarded as a force directed towards systematic efficiency, beyond any pecuniary economic notion: for instance, as the primary cause for phonetic, morphological, and syntactic changes, or as the driving force in the processes of writing, translation, and publication, as well as in narrative and poetic text structures.

On the other hand, the conference theme aims at the function of Romance philology as a seismograph in recent, economically induced social dynamics in Romance-speaking regions and at a regenerated reflection on its role as a discipline as well as its uniting effect in the European and non-European context.

The board invites all scholars of Romance languages and literatures who are interested in the formation of a section to submit proposals in a presentation of two pages (including bibliographical references) to the chairwoman of the DRV (see below) via post and email by June 20, 2014. For the selection process, a top-class program advisory council will be consulted.

We are looking forward to lively and controversial discussions at the Romanistentag!

Prof. Dr. Eva Martha Eckkrammer
Universität Mannheim
Romanisches Seminar
L15, 1-6
68131 Mannheim, Germany

Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics
Subject Language Family: Romance
LL Issue: 25.2539

The following session(s) will be held during this meeting:
Living Economies: Efficiency, Grammatical Theories and Language Processing
Methods in Empirical Prosody Research

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