What, when & where
Call for papers (panel): Renaissance Echoes: the Afterlife of a Myth for the RSA 2020 conference in Philadelphia.
Among literatures, arts, philosophy, and psychology, the mythological figure of Narcissus has become a common topic of interest; quite the opposite can be said of Echo, the nymph sentenced by divine law to repeat fragments of another’s voice. Yet, in the original Ovidian myth, Echo plays a remarkable role that frames the whole Narcissus’ episode.
This panel aims at exploring Echo’s mythological echoes in Renaissance literature, art, theater, and music from different perspectives:
• Translations, receptions, reinterpretations of the Ovidian myth;
• Echo voices in the pastoral genre;
• Echo as rhetorical and musical device;
• Echo as form of intertextual reference/literary allusions;
• Echo as the embodiment of the lyrical subject or of the author’s voice.
Deadline & how to apply
We welcome proposals for 20-minute papers on (but not limited to) the above-mentioned topics. Please send abstracts with paper title (maximum 150-words-long), a short bio, your affiliation, keywords, and general discipline area to the organizers, Giulia Cardillo (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Simona Lorenzini (email@example.com) by July 31st, 2019.