Adapting Texts and Styles in a Celtic Context. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Processes of Literary Transfer
A symposium on “Adapting Texts and Styles in a Celtic Context. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Processes of Literary Transfer”, will be held at the Department of Comparative Linguistics & Celtic Studies, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany, from July 23rd to 26th, 2014.
If it is true that no text is an island entire of itself, this is most readily applicable to the literature of the insular and continental Middle Ages. Medieval Western Europe shares a large number of texts in translation which are characterized by a variety of processes of adaptation, acculturation, but also rejection and innovation. The symposium will be concerned with these processes and the native, foreign or classical influences that contributed to the genesis of texts. A particular emphasis shall be placed on the operation of literary techniques and allusions which mark a text’s relationship to its source. Although the main focus will be on the language and literature of medieval Celtic cultures, speakers are invited to approach the subject from an interdisciplinary pespective.
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