Proposals papers volume "Contemporary Perspectives on the Medieval World", nr 3/ 2011

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THE MEDIEVAL AND PREMODERN STUDIES CENTRE

AND

LOGOS FOREIGN LANGUAGES CENTRE

WITHIN

THE FACULTY OF LETTERS,

 

UNIVERSITY OF PITEŞTI, ROMANIA

 

submit proposals and  

papers for the volume

 

Contemporary Perspectives on the Medieval World

 

No. 3/ 2011

 

                                           - Brevitas -

 

The main theme of the Contemporary Perspectives of the Medieval World Journal (number three) lies within the scope of brevity and its implications for the history of European culture. 

Brevitas, brevitates, breviloquentia, breviare clearly illustrate the status changes of the concepts theorized by ancient rhetoric and taken over by medieval poetics. Embraced by sophists and theologians, the formulas of brevity were used as an exercise of literary and pedagogic virtuosity, thus influencing the radicular system of literary genres and species. The paradoxical recommendation of medieval poetics, concerning the systematic coordination of amplification through concision (Poetria Nova by Geoffroy de Vinsauf), could nowadays be regarded as a hermeneutic reference point for the heraldic motto, for the medieval adage or breviary, and also for the briefness pregnant with meaning, through which the Dadaists and the Surrealists promoted the “short forms”. In much the same way, the observation of the genetic, generic and functional context in which brevitas is established as virtus dicendi could emphasize the mechanisms and methods of voluntary/involutary linguistic expressivity.

Promoted as a stylistic ideal which has distinctively assimilated such meanings as bonus, simplicitas, facilitas or fastidium, brevitas could be interpreted and reevaluated in synchrony and diachrony, through its use and reception from virtutes narrationis to virtutes dicendi, and by resorting to the modern instruments of stylistics, literary theory and criticism, pragmatics, imagology, logic or philosophy. 

 

The thematic fields encompassed by the Contemporary Perspectives on the Medieval World, volume no.3/2011, are:

 

Medieval and Premodern Literature,

Theoretical and Applied Linguistics,

Paroemiology,

Imagology and Mentalities,

Rethoric and Argumentation,

Classical Philology,

History and Philosophy,

Comparative Literature

 

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Calendar

 

Ø      Deadline for submission of the title and the abstract (maximum 200 words, written in English) 2 March 2012 

 

Ø      Deadline for paper acceptance15 March 2012

                                          

Ø      Deadline for submission of the final paper30 March 2012

 

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Address, phone/ fax, e-mail

 

Paper title

 

Thematic field

 

Abstract (maximum 200 words)

 

 

Publication of papers: 

 

The papers are to be written in one of the following languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese etc. 

The papers will be reviewed by the members of the scientific committee and by the peer reviewers and if accepted will be published in a collective volume.

 

 

Coordinator:

 

Professor Laura Bădescu, PhD  ( )

 

Email: studiimedievale@gmail.com

Medieval and Premodern Studies Centre

Faculty of Letters, University of Piteşti,

41 Gh. Doja Street, 110253 - Piteşti, Romania,

Phone/fax  0040 34 84 53 300/ 0040 34 84 53 301

 

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