Converging Worlds: Cultural Exchanges in Literature and the Written Word (Conference, 20th June)


Facsimile of chart from Nicholas Vallard's manuscript sea atlas (1547), showing Jave La Grande's east coast, via Wikimedia Commons

Facsimile of chart from Nicholas Vallard’s manuscript sea atlas (1547), showing Jave La Grande’s east coast, via Wikimedia Commons

A one-day conference will look at interactions in both real and ‘imagined’ cultures on a literary level. The conference is free, and open to anyone. It takes place in Alington House, Durham, on 20th June, from 10.00.

The keynote talk will be given by Dr Michael Huxtable. The list of papers to be presented is as follows:

  • Dr Laura Chuhan Campbell: Deconstructing Arthurian Society: Alternative Cultural Dimensions in the Florentine Story of Merlin
  • Alice Stamataki Phlorios and Platzia-Phlora: Identity through Clothing in Medieval Greek Romance
  • Sherihan Al-Akhras Satan as the First Rebel: The Demonic as a Form of Political Resistance in Milton’s Paradise Lost and Tawfiq Al-Hakim’s ‘The Martyr’
  • Anum Dada ‘For his loue wold y take; cristendom al so blyue’: Conversion in Middle English Romance as a Window to Eastern Cultural Interaction
  • Koren Kuntz Through the Looking-Glass: Towards ‘Cultural’ Exchange in Medieval Dream Spaces
  • Hannah Piercy A Woman’s Touch: Female Identity and Cultural Contact in Medieval Romance

Anyone is welcome to attend the conference. Registration is free; however, please email the organisers, Alice Stamataki (a.c.stamataki@durham.ac.uk) or Anum Dada (a.t.dada@durham.ac.uk), to register for the conference. For more information, follow the event on Facebook

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