Call for Papers
The deadline for abstracts is March 1, 2018.
“Humanist Greek” (or Renaissance Greek, an archaizing variant of Greek) refers to the Greek language and Greek texts composed by the Humanists from the Renaissance onwards. Humanist Greek can be seen as a sister concept to Neo-Latin. However, Humanist Greek literature has gone largely unnoticed until recently with the sudden appearance of research articles, even books (e.g., Hellenisti! edited by Stefan Weise), anthologies coming-to-be, and databases containing HUG texts. The aim of this conference is to map the area of this new, growing field of study.In this interdisciplinary conference on Humanist Greek, we consider the scope and meaning of the phenomenon and the texts written in this archaizing form of Greek. We invite papers dealing with topics such as:
– the concept of Humanist Greek / Renaissance Greek / etc. vs Neo-Latin
– representative/interesting/central texts in Humanist Greek
– writers of Humanist Greek from a specific region or university
– linguistic features of Humanist Greek texts or one particular text
– editing Humanist Greek texts
– imitation strategies of Humanist Greek – of Homer, Hesiod, etc.
– relationship with contemporary (modern) Greek, especially “Church Greek” (liturgical Greek)
– sociolinguistic approaches: who wrote to whom and why – social networks
– translations: when were HUG texts translated into Latin or a local vernacular?There is no conference fee and there is a chance (especially for students) to be considered for a travel grant.
Please send a ca. 300-word abstract for a 20-minute paper in English or German to