Interdisciplinary Conference on the Technique of Cento Texts (11.03.-13.03.2020)

The Cento technique of taking single lines from (different) poets to form a new coherent text is ubiquitous and can be found throughout time and in different cultures. Despite this rich tradition, centones or Cento-like poems have long been neglected by scholarship. This interdisciplinary conference aims at bringing together researchers from different literary and cultural traditions to address all kinds of questions related to Cento(-like) texts, especially intertextuality but also other related aspects like quotation, allusion, parody, travesty etc. How, if at all, do Cento(-like) texts play with their source texts, what does authorship mean in terms of Cento-poetry, in what respects are the different Cento-approaches comparable to each other, in what ways could or should the reader response to them, etc.

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