We invite papers for our Trinity Term 2022 seminar on ‘Textual Cultures in Contact’, which will bring together scholars whose research focus is the interactions between pre-modern textual cultures.
Through sessions comprising paired papers, this seminar series will enable participants and attendees alike to gain fresh perspectives on the nature of ‘contact’ among textual cultures, and on the affordances and limitations of their fields’ methods and approaches to the topic.
Subjects and case studies might include (but are not limited to):
Texts that embed or are shaped by intercultural textual or literary interaction
Texts that consciously reflect on that type of interaction (e.g. translations, adaptations, ancient or modern ethnographic accounts)
Histories of terminology and theoretical frameworks used to conceptualise ‘contact’ between textual cultures
Investigations into the material, social and intellectual conditions that determined, and were shaped by, these interactions
Examinations of the power relationships (political or otherwise) implicit in cross-cultural interactions
Any of the ETC members, whose contact infomration can be found here, https://www.earlytextcultures.org/members