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LINGUIST List 25.2539

Thu Jun 12 2014

Confs: Romance, General Linguistics/Germany

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 11-Jun-2014
From: Johannes Renner <rennerphil.uni-mannheim.de>
Subject: 34th Romanistentag
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34th Romanistentag

Date: 26-Jul-2015 - 29-Jul-2015
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Contact: Eva Eckkrammer
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.deutscher-romanistenverband.de/romanistentag/mannheim-2015/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Romance

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
Universit├Ąt Mannheim
Romanisches Seminar
L15, 1-6
68131 Mannheim, Germany

Email: eckkrammerphil.uni-mannheim.de

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