Session Title

Mother and Other Tongues: Choices, Conflicts, Resistances

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Univ. of Tennessee-Knoxville

Organizer Name

Mary Dzon

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Tennessee-Knoxville

Presider Name

Anne-Hélène Miller

Presider Affiliation

Univ. of Tennessee-Knoxville

Paper Title 1

Images of Sanctity in Irish and Hiberno-Latin Hagiography

Presenter 1 Name

Máire Johnson

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Elizabethtown College

Paper Title 2

The Vulgar Body: On Translating Nakedness

Presenter 2 Name

Jeanette Patterson

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Virginia

Paper Title 3

Relocating Troy: The Interplay of Galician and Castilian within Iberian Trojan Matter

Presenter 3 Name

Clara Pascual-Argente

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Rhodes College

Paper Title 4

"En verso lemosin escritas": Language and Identity in the First Spanish Translation of Ausiàs March's Poems (1539)

Presenter 4 Name

Leonardo Francalanci

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. of Notre Dame

Start Date

15-5-2015 1:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 212

Description

This session is concerned with linguistic options medieval authors or scribes may have had with respect to choosing their language of expression, vis-à-vis in particular, but not limited to, the usage of the mother tongue. The growing use of vernacular languages towards the end of the Middle Ages became a source of reflection, sometimes explicitly, regarding their status, forms, spheres of usage or one’s sense of belonging and identity. The choices that were made could have political, cultural, intellectual, territorial, gendered, or religious implications. We welcome papers that address any of these issues including aspects of language shifting or language contact phenomena, territorialization, diglossy, as well as discussions of linguistic minorities, or surprising/questionable linguistic choices made by authors in particular contexts. Approaches could include subjects of conflicts, structures of domination, or resistance to any form of cultural linguistic imposition.

Mary Dzon

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May 15th, 1:30 PM

Mother and Other Tongues: Choices, Conflicts, Resistances

Bernhard 212

This session is concerned with linguistic options medieval authors or scribes may have had with respect to choosing their language of expression, vis-à-vis in particular, but not limited to, the usage of the mother tongue. The growing use of vernacular languages towards the end of the Middle Ages became a source of reflection, sometimes explicitly, regarding their status, forms, spheres of usage or one’s sense of belonging and identity. The choices that were made could have political, cultural, intellectual, territorial, gendered, or religious implications. We welcome papers that address any of these issues including aspects of language shifting or language contact phenomena, territorialization, diglossy, as well as discussions of linguistic minorities, or surprising/questionable linguistic choices made by authors in particular contexts. Approaches could include subjects of conflicts, structures of domination, or resistance to any form of cultural linguistic imposition.

Mary Dzon