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Language in Motion: Editing, Translating and Adapting Theoretical Writing on Language

Language in Motion: Editing, Translating and Adapting Theoretical Writing on Language
91 Charles Street West, Victoria College, Room 215
Time: Nov 18th, 1:30 pm End: Nov 19th, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: Medieval Studies (FAS), Language Studies (UTM), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Comparative Literature (FAS), 400-1200, 1500-1800, 1200-1500
Conference

The Committee on Editorial Problems at St. Michaels College and the Centre for Comparative Literature are pleased to invite you to attend a conference

Language in Motion: Editing, Adapting and Translating Medieval and Premodern Theoretical Writing on Language

November 18-19, 2016
Room 215, Victoria College.

About the conference
Language in Motion seeks to explore problems of translation, multilingualism and cultural identity, issues that are at the heart of critical theory, literary studies and comparative literature. It takes an expansive view of premodern literary cultures, with papers ranging from medieval Latin Europe, medieval Arabic and Hebrew writing on language, twelfth-century Japan, early modern South Asian Persian-Urdu interface, and medieval Romance vernacularity.

Sponsors
We graciously acknowledge support from the Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies; the Centre for South Asian Studies and the Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs; the Conference on Editorial Problems, St. Michael's College; the Department of French; the Centre for Medieval Studies; the Northrop Frye Centre; the Centre for Comparative Literature; the Institute of Islamic Studies, University of Toronto; the Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World; the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations; the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies; and the Department of East Asian Studies.

This event is free and open to all. There is no registration fee. Please email Jill Ross (jill.ross@utoronto.ca) if you plan on attending so that a name tag can be prepared in advance.

Download flyer. For the detailed program, please go to the conference website: http://languageinmotion.utoronto.ca/

Language in Motion: Editing, Translating and Adapting Theoretical Writing on Language
University of Toronto, 18-19 November 2016, Victoria College Room 215

Workshop Program

Friday, 18 November 2016

1:30-2:00
Fred Unwalla (Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies): Welcoming Remarks
Jill Ross (University of Toronto): Language in Motion. Introductory Remarks

2:00-3:00
(Chair: Greti Dinkova-Bruun, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies)
Rita Copeland (University of Pennsylvania): Retrospective Editing

3:00-3:15 Coffee break

3:15-4:15
(Chair: Suzanne Akbari, Director, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto)
Simon Gaunt (King’s College London): Locating the Text in Motion: Why Edit Manuscripts Rather than Texts?

4:15-5:15
(Chair: Bogdan Smarandache, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto)
Jeannie Miller (University of Toronto): Al-Jahiz’s Two Aristotles

5:30-7:00 Reception: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies Common Room

Saturday, 19 November 2016

9:00-9:30 Coffee and Muffins

9:30-10:30
(Chair: Pushpa Raj Acharya, Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto)
Arthur Dudney (University of Cambridge): Multilingualism and the Translatio studii from Persian to Urdu

10:30-11:30
(Chair: Chris Piuma, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto)
Jill Ross (University of Toronto): The Conversion of Poetry: Poetics and Cultural Identity in a Late Medieval Hebrew Rhyming Dictionary from the Crown of Aragon

11:30-12:30
(Chair: Atsuko Sakaki, Department of East Asian Studies and Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto)
David Lurie (Columbia University): Poetry Commentary and the Vernacularization of Chinese Philology in Early Medieval Japan”

12:30-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:00
(Chair: Michael Fatigati, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto)
Alexander Key (Stanford University): Small Sets of (Very Important) Interrelated Terms in Eleventh-Century Arabic

3:00-3:30 Coffee break

3:30-4:30
(Chair: Dorothea Kullmann, Department of French and Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto)
Simone Ventura (King’s College London): The Scribe as Linguist in the Histoire ancienne jusqu’à César’s Textual Tradition

4:30-5:30
(Chair: Morris Tichenor, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto)
Martin Camargo (University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana): The Critical Edition as Procrustean Bed?  Two Case Histories from the Fourteenth-Century Oxford Renaissance of Rhetoric

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