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Call for papers - Language and culture of the Goths

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  • Alessandro Zironi
    Filologia germanica 1 (2008) Lingua e cultura dei Goti [Language and culture of the Goths] Editorial board: Fabrizio D. Raschellà (editor-in-chief), Fulvio
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      Filologia germanica
      1 (2008)

      Lingua e cultura dei Goti
      [Language and culture of the Goths]

      Editorial board: Fabrizio D. Raschellà (editor-in-chief), Fulvio Ferrari,
      Valeria Micillo.
      Scientific committee: Alessandro Zironi (co-ordinator), Carla Falluomini,
      Marusca Francini, Nicoletta Onesti.


      Call for papers


      2008 will be the starting year of the periodical Filologia germanica, a
      journal published under the patronage of the Associazione Italiana di
      Filologia Germanica (AIFG), or the Italian Society for Germanic Philology.
      Each issue will be devoted, entirely or predominantly, to a specific
      linguistic and cultural sphere of the Germanic area.
                     The subject of this first issue is ‘Language and culture of
      the Goths’. The scientific committee, which is made up by teachers and
      researchers from several Italian universities, intends to consider the Goths
      and the Gothic language in the broadest possible sense, taking into account
      linguistic aspects as well as historical and cultural ones. Both approaches
      can range in time from the remote beginnings, namely from pre-wulfilian
      times, to Crimean Gothic. The main accent is placed by the scientific
      committee on linguistics, philology and textual criticism, nevertheless
      cultural themes concerning Gothic history will not be left out. The
      distinctive feature of Gothic language and culture, flourished chiefly from
      Late Antiquity to Early Middle Ages, is the close relationship with the Greek-
      Latin world (and, then, with the rising Romance languages) at a time when
      this latter was still thriving and prestigious. This leads to the
      consideration that the themes of linguistic and cultural interference are
      also of central relevance. Other interesting possibilities of research in
      Gothic studies reside in the study of semantic fields and, in a broader
      sense, of the vocabulary. As far as the spatial aspect is concerned, all the
      fields and all the areas occupied by the Goths, in Europe and in the
      Mediterranean, are included.


      Whoever intends to propose a paper for this issue of the journal (which is to
      appear in spring, 2009) is requested to send an abstract (within 2,500
      characters, spaces included) not later than October 7th, 2007, to:

      prof. Alessandro Zironi
      Università di Ferrara
      Dipartimento di Scienze Umane
      Via Savonarola, 27
      44100 Ferrara- Italia

      email: zra@...

      Contributors who are not members of the AIFG are kindly requested to enclose
      a brief scientific curriculum and, when existing, a list of publications on
      the subject of the  journal’s issue.

      The authors will be informed that the papers have been accepted within
      October 15th, 2007.

      The papers should be drawn up according to the editorial rules (style sheet
      etc.) that will be communicated to the authors. The papers can be written in
      Italian, English, German, and French, and should not exceed the number of
      75,000 characters (spaces included), including the final bibliography. All
      the papers have to contain a brief summary in English, not exceeding the
      number of 1,500 characters (spaces included).

      Dead-line for sending the papers is June, 15th, 2008.

       
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