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Full Title: The Five Senses in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures: Literature and Language

Location: Bern, Switzerland
Start Date: 07-Jun-2013 - 08-Jun-2013
Contact: Beatrix Busse
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting Description: The Five Senses in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures: Literature and Language
7-8 June 2013, University of Bern

Conference Organisers:

Prof. Dr. Beatrix Busse (University of Heidelberg)
Prof. Dr. Annette Kern-Stähler (University of Bern)

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Professor Vincent Gillespie, University of Oxford
Dr Farah Karim-Cooper, King’s College London
Professor Richard Newhauser, Arizona State University
Professor Irma Taavitsainen, University of Helsinki
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics
Subject Language: English
LL Issue: 23.3860

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