Appel à communications : Tradition and Innovation in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and in the film The Green Knight

Le colloque “Tradition and Innovation in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and in the film The Green Knight” se déroulera à l’Université de Nancy et en visio-conférence les 21 et 22 November 2024.

Date limite d’envoi des propositions : 20 avril 2024.

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for an upcoming conference on “Tradition and Innovation in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and in the film The Green Knight,” to be held in Nancy (France) in November 2024. This conference will be held in hybrid mode.

Conference Theme: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight has captivated readers for centuries with its complex narrative, moral dilemmas, and poetic excellence. The conference seeks to explore the dynamic interplay between tradition and innovation within the text, examining how the poem, but also the works derived from it and the scholarship devoted to it, draw upon established traditions while introducing novel elements.
The first axis of our inquiry focuses on the poem itself. While it is steeped in the traditions of Arthurian romance and Middle English poetry, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight departs from them and frustrates expectations in significant ways, both in terms of its content and its form. This exploration aims to shed light on the creative ways in which Sir Gawain and the Green Knight navigates established literary norms, both adhering to tradition and introducing innovative elements within its narrative structure and thematic content.
The second axis of our inquiry focuses on the many works inspired by Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. This includes rewritings, translations, and visual interpretations that grapple with the tension between fidelity to the original and the impulse to reimagine the narrative within contemporary contexts. From modern language adaptations to artistic representations, we seek to understand how the poem’s essence endures through the transformative lens of subsequent generations.
Furthermore, the conference aspires to illuminate the evolving landscape of scholarly investigation into Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Our third axis embraces innovative approaches such as ecocriticism, feminist studies, queer studies, and other emerging methodologies.

Through these multifaceted lenses, the conference endeavours to unravel the intricate interplay between tradition and innovation, not only within the poem itself but also within its expansive cultural and intellectual legacy.

Submission Guidelines: We invite proposals for individual papers (20 minutes). Please submit abstracts (250-300 words) along with a brief bio to Colette.Stevanovitch [at] univ-lorraine.fr by 20 April.
Include your name, institutional affiliation, contact information, and any audiovisual requirements.

Important dates:
• Abstract Submission Deadline: 20 April 2024
• Notification of Acceptance: 30 April 2024
• Conference dates: 21-22 November 2024
Conference venue: Université de Lorraine at Nancy (France).
Contact Information: For inquiries and further information, please contact Colette Stevanovitch at Colette.Stevanovitch [at] univ-lorraine.fr or Claire Vial at Claire.Vial [at] sorbonne-nouvelle.fr.



Citer ce billet
Justine Breton (2024, 4 avril). Appel à communications : Tradition and Innovation in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and in the film The Green Knight. Modernités médiévales. Consulté le 12 juin 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/w5wa