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CFP: Literary Renovations in Middle English Texts (9/10/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:06pm

41st International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, MI
May 4-7, 2006

"Literary Renovations in Middle English Texts: The Old Made New?"

James Simpson's new literary history, Reform and Cultural Revolution (Oxford,
2004), redefines the conventional periodic boundaries along the lines of
cultural practice. The 'medieval' period emerges as a culture of 'reform'
against the 'revolutionary' tendencies of the 'Renaissance' or 'early modern'
period. "Each deals differently with artefacts and buildings of the past,"
Simpson explains. "[T]he revolutionary model works by iconoclasm and
demolition, while the reformist model operates by accretive bricolage" (35).

CFP: Transitional Moments: Exploring Early Saints and Sanctity in Britain (9/10/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

Tuesday, August 9, 2005 - 2:01pm
Alison Walker

 Submissions are invited for a session on
"Transitional Moments: Exploring Early Saints and Sanctity in Britain"
at the 41st International Congress on Medieval=20
Studies, 4-7 May 2006, in Kalamazoo.=20

Studies in hagiography tend to center around particular saints and their
reception in specific locations; they rarely explore the transitions of
a saint between locations and vernaculars, or from one mode of
transmission to another. However, these transitions are very often what
define saints in Anglo-Saxon and Early Middle English literature, and
for this reason are very important to elucidate in their early

CFP: 7 Deadly Passions in Medieval Literature (UK) (9/10/05; Leeds, 7/10/06-7/13/06)

Tuesday, August 9, 2005 - 1:59pm
angelique wheelock

Call For Papers: International Medieval Congress 2006, Leeds
Emotional Sin: The Seven Deadly Passions in Medieval Literature
Abstract Submission Deadline: 10 September, 2005

Abstracts are invited for 20 minute papers on the above subject to be
delivered at the Thirteenth International Medieval Congress in Leeds, UK,
10-13 July 2006. See for more

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

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

Tuesday, August 2, 2005 - 4:21pm
Mica Gould

The Medieval Romance Society invites abstracts on the subject of Health and
Healing in Medieval Romance for presentation at the Forty-first
International Congress on Medieval Studies in May 2006. In the past decade,
scholarship has made significant contributions to the study of medieval
health and medicine. What has yet to be fully explored, however, is how
these concepts are manifested in popular literary works. Where does the
medical concept of the disease of love come into play in the literature?
What is the scientific explanation of "magical healing"? This session seeks
to explore how notions of health and healing inform, or are informed by,

CFP: Medieval Misericords: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

Tuesday, August 2, 2005 - 4:21pm
Mica Gould

Misericords, the carvings on choir stalls in medieval and renaissance
cathedrals, range in subject from spiritual to epic to fabliaux. This
session will explore recent scholarship on medieval misericords, addressing
not only the literary sources for their imagery but the iconographic
complexities of individual scenes and complete programs. The organizers
seek scholars working on literary, liturgical, and art historical approaches
to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue about these objects. Subjects might
include the analysis of particular types of scenes and their sources, the
evolution of particular kinds of subjects, or the relation of misericords to

CFP: Arthurian Legend (10/3/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

Tuesday, August 2, 2005 - 4:21pm
Leslie Fife






APRIL 12-15, 2006






Papers and panel proposals on all popular treatments of Arthurian Legend from any period and in any medium—print, visual, musical, commercial, electronic—are welcome.


Abstracts should be 250 words max. Panel proposals must include abstracts from all session participants. E-mail submissions are acceptable. Please submit abstracts and proposals in duplicate.


Electronic submissions to and


CFP: Multilingualism and History of the English Language (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

Tuesday, August 2, 2005 - 4:20pm
Michael Matto

We are very pleased that the Society for the Study of the History of the English Language (SSHEL) will be sponsoring two sessions at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo next year (May 4-7, 2006).

1. Regular Session: "Multilingualism: Linguistic, Historical, Cultural, and Literary Approaches." This session aims to explore links between multilingualism, cultural practices, and social identities in medieval England. We invite papers that combine methods in linguistics or language studies with methods in literary theory or cultural studies in order to investigate multilingualism and its links to gender/sexuality, community or nation in medieval England.

UPDATE: The Brut Tradition: A Comparative Approach (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

Friday, July 29, 2005 - 12:39pm

Although applicants are welcome to submit proposals by replying to my =
e-mail address(, I recognize that some would =
prefer to mail a hard copy to my campus address.

Therefore, abstracts can be sent to me at:

Andrew Maines
University of Connecticut
Dept. of English,=20
Box U-4025
215 Glenbrook Road
Storrs, CT 06269-4025

I should also clarify, for those who are not familiar with the Medieval =
Congress, that I am seeking abstracts for 20 minute papers.

Thank You,
Andrew Maines

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