Session Title

Contacts, Encounters, Exchanges: Languages and Identities in the Medieval Mediterranean

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Ibero-Medieval Association of North America (IMANA); North American Catalan Society

Organizer Name

John A. Bollweg

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of New Mexico-Valencia Campus

Presider Name

Leonardo Francalanci

Presider Affiliation

Univ. of Notre Dame

Paper Title 1

Cultural Hybridity in the Neapolitan Court of Alfonso the Magnanimous (1442-1458): Catalan Misogyny in Masuccio Salernitano's Novellino

Presenter 1 Name

Pau Cañigueral Batllosera

Presenter 1 Affiliation

College of the Holy Cross

Paper Title 2

Printing Individual and Collective Catholic Identity: Catalan and Latin Linguistic Contact in La dolorosa passio del nostre redemptor Jesucrist (Barcelona, 1518)

Presenter 2 Name

Christi Ivers

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Dallas

Paper Title 3

Interpreting the Mediterranean and the Middle Ages: Aldrete’s Monolingual Hispania

Presenter 3 Name

Vicente Lledó-Guillem

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Hofstra Univ.

Start Date

8-5-2020 3:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 1060

Description

The Medieval Mediterranean was undoubtedly a multilingual space. An area in which languages such as Catalan, Castilian, Occitan, French, Italian, Greek, Hebrew, and Arabic coexisted but were often used, within the same community, in different contexts and for different purposes. For this panel we sough papers on the political use of language in the Medieval Mediterranean, particularly as a tool for (de)legitimizing cultural, social, political, and economic identities. In particular, we seek papers analyzing concrete examples of linguistic contacts, encounters, and exchanges, in order to explore the crucial role that linguistic frontiers and linguistic (dis)continuity played in the Mediterranean area during the Middle Ages in defending/questioning/redefining existing cultural and collective identities, as well as in fomenting the emergence of entirely new ones. John A. Bollweg

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May 8th, 3:30 PM

Contacts, Encounters, Exchanges: Languages and Identities in the Medieval Mediterranean

Fetzer 1060

The Medieval Mediterranean was undoubtedly a multilingual space. An area in which languages such as Catalan, Castilian, Occitan, French, Italian, Greek, Hebrew, and Arabic coexisted but were often used, within the same community, in different contexts and for different purposes. For this panel we sough papers on the political use of language in the Medieval Mediterranean, particularly as a tool for (de)legitimizing cultural, social, political, and economic identities. In particular, we seek papers analyzing concrete examples of linguistic contacts, encounters, and exchanges, in order to explore the crucial role that linguistic frontiers and linguistic (dis)continuity played in the Mediterranean area during the Middle Ages in defending/questioning/redefining existing cultural and collective identities, as well as in fomenting the emergence of entirely new ones. John A. Bollweg