The Southern African Society of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The Southern African Society of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

 

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The Southern African Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies is the official publication of the Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (SASMARS) and is published annually.

Instructions to Contributors The journal welcomes submissions in any of the disciplines of the humanities relating to the Middle Ages or the Renaissance up to 1700. All submissions will be refereed. Typescripts should be prepared in accordance with the MLA Style Manual and submitted by email in a file format compatible with Microsoft Word.

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Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies 27-30 August 2020 We are pleased to announce that the 25th Biennial Conference of SASMARS will be held from 27th to 30th August 2020. Topic Areas These can fall within any area of interest and discipline that could conceivably be relevant to the topic: Eat, drink, and be merry: Food and Drink in the Medieval and Renaissance Periods. Areas of interest may include, but are not limited to: Attitudes to food and drink, eating and drinking. Literal, metaphorical, symbolic, or sacramental understandings and uses of food and drink. Producing food: growing food, farming production animals. Hunting. Gathering food. Cannibalism. Gluttony and asceticism. Conspicuous consumption. Self-sufficiency (as a social, religious, political, or literary ideal). Forbidden fruit. Importing and exporting food. Travel, exploration, and new foods and drinks. Wine and beer: farming, production, trade, consumption. Transporting, storing, and preserving food and drink. Food preparation. Meals, sharing meals, the rituals and ceremonies (including music) associated with sharing meals. Food and drink as a marker of identity and/or reason for prejudice. Speaking and writing about food and drink: the language of food and drink, eating and drinking. Recipes. Human and animal medicine and food/drink. The skeleton at the feast. Depictions or explorations of any of the above in music, literature, or any form of art.

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