Call for papers - Language and culture of the Goths
- Filologia germanica
Lingua e cultura dei Goti
[Language and culture of the Goths]
Editorial board: Fabrizio D. Raschellà (editor-in-chief), Fulvio Ferrari,
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
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 journals 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.