Poetics before Modernity invites papers on 'Poetics among the Disciplines', to be proposed for Scientiae 2020, Amsterdam, 3-6 June.
Gathering scholars working on all aspects of c.1400–1700 intellectual history, the Scientiae conference is the ideal venue for a conversation about where knowledge about imaginative literature fits into the period’s disciplinary map, and how the key developments in the sphere of poetics and literary criticism in this period relate to those in other fields and disciplines—alchemy, astrology, epistemology, magic, medicine, natural history and philosophy, the subjects of the trivium and the quadrivium, theology and biblical exegesis, and the visual, plastic, and performative arts, among others. We invite papers which shed new light on any aspect of this relationship, including, but not limited to:
the influence of other fields and disciplines on c.1400–1700 poetic theory, and vice versa
the changing place of poetry and poetics in the disciplinary map
authors who produced important work in poetics and literary criticism as well as other fields—e.g., Scaliger, Melanchthon, Vettori, Camerarius, Patrizi, Tasso, Bacon, Galileo, Marinella, Vossius, Hobbes, Digby, Cavendish—and the connections between these aspects of their work
the perceived place of poetic knowledge within the Aristotelian system
the impact of poetic theory on the development of the non-literary arts, and vice versa
the relationship between poetics and the Reformation/Counter-Reformation
theories of mimesis within poetics and without
theories of allegory within poetics and without
poetics and translation theory
practical criticism as a form of knowledge
Please send 250-word abstracts for 20-minute papers, accompanied by a 100-word biographical note, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 7 January 2020. A selection of abstracts will be arranged into panels and submitted for consideration by the Scientiae 2020 conference committee. Organizers for Poetics before Modernity: Bryan Brazeau (email@example.com), Vladimir Brljak (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Micha Lazarus (email@example.com).
Further information about Scientiae and the Amsterdam conference is available at:
Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World
Scientiae 2020 Call for Papers