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CFP: Canterbury Tales on Film (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:38pm
Michael A. Torregrossa

Call for papers for a sponsored session at the annual Medieval Congree at Western Michigan University. The panel is sponsored by the Society for Popular Culture and the Middle Ages <http://popularcultureandthemiddleages.org>.

Contact information:

Carl James Grindley
CUNY–Hostos College
500 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451

Phone: (wk) 718-319-7907; (hm) 203-467-6230
Fax: 718-518-6623
Email: cgrindley_at_hostos.cuny.edu

CFP: (Re)Imagining Arthur: Cultural and Theoretical Contexts of the Arthurian Legends (grad) (11/11/05; 2/17/06-2/18/06)

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Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:47pm
April Toadvine

Call for Papers for Conference for Medieval Studies (Grad)

 

We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the fourth annual
Conference for Medieval Studies, a graduate conference sponsored by
Comitatus, the Purdue Medieval interest group, to be held at Purdue
University, West Lafayette, Indiana from February 17-18, 2006. The theme for
this year's conference is "(Re)Imagining Arthur: Cultural and Theoretical
Contexts of the Arthurian Legends."

 

Bonnie Wheeler, Professor of English and Medieval Studies at Southern
Methodist University and Editor of Arthuriana, will be the plenary speaker
for this year's conference.

 

CFP: Peace and Power in Medieval Europe (10/31/05; 2/24/06-2/25/06)

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Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:47pm
Lesley Kordecki

CALL FOR PAPERS

23nd Annual Meeting of the
ILLINOIS MEDIEVAL ASSOCIATION
24-25 February 2006
Newberry Library, Chicago

Conference Theme:
"Peace and Power in Medieval Europe"
Keynote Speaker:
Thomas Head, Hunter College, CUNY

CFP: Medieval Disability (UK) (9/20/05; Leeds, 7/10/06-7/13/06)

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Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:46pm
Cory Rushton

Medieval Disability: The body beyond the margins (Leeds, July 10-13th 2006).
 
Disability Studies, a field of inquiry rooted in disciplines as diverse as archaeology, history, literary studies and queer theory, has increasingly called for an intensified exanination of the history of disability: how it was perceived, what constituted "able-bodiedness" in different eras, the moral ramifications of disability, the growth of the culture of pity, etc. Medievalists have been slow to answer this call, despite the period's centrality in the formation of modern identities.
 

CFP: Kingship and Power in Anglo-Saxon England (UK) (11/1/05; 4/3/06-4/5/06)

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Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:45pm
evelyn schneider

Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies (Mancass) Easter Conference =
4/3/06-4/5/06, Hulme Hall, Manchester, England.

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Call for Papers

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"Royal Authority: Kingship and Power in Anglo-Saxon England".

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Among those presenting papers are Nicholas Brooks, Gareth Williams, =
Tania Dickinson and Nick Higham.

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Suggestions for further papers are required by 1/11/05. Please submit a =
300-500 word pr=E9cis of your subject which might address such topics =
as:

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Who makes a king? - Heredity, the Church, powerful factions, the witan, =
himself?

What makes a king? - Consecration, control of the Treasury, command of =
an army, common consent?

CFP: Death in Medieval Romance (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 6:36pm
W Tai

Abstracts are now being accepted for a session at the 2006 International
Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan:
 
 Death in Medieval Romance
 
 Death--whether of the hero, a lover, parent, child, traitor, monster,
or simply foot-soldier (and the list could go on)--is a recurrent and
essential feature of romance narratives. It is, almost without
exception, necessary to plot as well as meaning. Death can imply a
final peace or the serving of justice but it might equally trigger off
revenge and more deaths; death initiates narratives and closes them
and, no matter where we turn, the texts are full of dismembered bodies,

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