Panels

Panels already proposed

P1. Medieval and Manuscript Studies

The panel invites papers on all aspects of medieval English and manuscript studies. Papers focusing on the Alfredian translations into Old English are particularly welcome.

Convenor:

Dr. Adrian Papahagi, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
(adrian.papahagi@lett.ubbcluj.ro)

Registration for this panel has been closed because we have reached the maximum number of participants. Thank you for your interest!

P2. Shakespeare and History

The panel invites papers on Shakespeare’s use of history, from the Roman plays to his English kings.

Convenor:

Dr. Adrian Papahagi, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
(adrian.papahagi@lett.ubbcluj.ro)

Registration for this panel has been closed because we have reached the maximum number of participants. Thank you for your interest!

P3. The Victorian and Neo-Victorian Fiction of Femininities and Masculinities

The aim of this panel is to explore the Victorian and Neo-Victorian novel from the perspective of gender, gender roles and representation and to provide a framework to discuss the literary output of the Victorian and contemporary periods with their gender specificities and the way individual characters and typologies are constructed – as conventional or non-conventional representations of men and women, in real or imaginary contexts. 

Convenors: 

Dr. Adrian Radu, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
(adrian.radu@ubbcluj.ro) 
Dr. Octavian More, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
(octavian.more@lett.ubbcluj.ro)

P4. Objects of memory, the memory of objects

Objects as repositories of memory both constitute and transcend the capacity of the human to capture the past, crystallize the present or project a future. Acting simultaneously as “lieux de mémoire” and anticipations of what is to come, things cease being merely mnemonic prostheses and reveal themselves as causes, firmly locating the “human” within the materiality of the world. The panel invites papers considering the role of objects as agents of memory and their functions as nodes at the multiple intersection between the human and the nonhuman.

Convenors:

Dr. Petronia Popa-Petrar, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
(petronia.petrar@lett.ubbcluj.ro)
Dr. Carmen Borbely, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
(carmen.borbely@lett.ubbcluj.ro)

P5. Cross-linguistic Challenges in Theoretical Linguistics

Theoretical models are abstract representations of discernible patterns in selected data and subject to constant revision/ improvement upon expanding the data domain. Linguistic models are no exception: upon their emergence, no conceptual model is expected to incorporate the vast linguistic diversity of natural languages.  We invite participants to contribute with data across languages, dialects or historical stages that support, enrich or challenge existing models in semantics, syntax or pragmatics.

Convenors:

Dr. Adriana Todea, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
(adriana.todea@lett.ubbcluj.ro)
Dr. Imola Farkas, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
(imola.farkas@lett.ubbcluj.ro)