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CFP: International Layamon's Brut Society (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:27pm
Kenneth Tiller

The International Layamon's Brut society, North American Branch, is
pleased to invite proposals for the following two panels.

"Layamon's Readers and Translators "

        This session invites papers that discuss translations
redactions of the Brut, from the medieval period through the
twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Topics might include, but would
not be limited to: Layamon's influence in later medieval histories
and romance; The Brut as historical document in the early modern
period; Layamon's influence in modern literature; recent translations
of the Brut.

"Layamon's Brut: Old English Contexts"

CFP: Humor in Middle English, Excluding Chaucer (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

Sunday, July 3, 2005 - 6:00pm
Michael George

Humor in Middle English, Excluding Chaucer
Special Session
41st International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, MI
4-7 May 2006

I invite abstracts on all aspects of humor in Middle English texts,
excluding Chaucer, for a special session on the topic at the 41st
International Congress on Medieval Studies. Papers have a strict
presentation limit of 20 minutes, and The Congress considers submission
of an abstract and Abstract Cover Sheet to be an agreement by the author
to attend the Congress and to deliver the paper in person if it is
accepted. I will forward all abstracts/cover sheets not selected for
this session to the general committee for consideration in other

CFP: The Mirror Crack'd: Medieval Fantasy (UK) (9/1/05; Leeds, 7/10/06-7/13/06)

Monday, June 20, 2005 - 2:46pm
Pat Reynolds

The Mirror Crack'd: medieval fantasy in JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the
Rings and its
Sources: Call for Papers for Session at Leeds International Medieval
Congress 2006, sponsored by The Tolkien Society
Aspects of the fantastic dominate the works of Tolkien, but they also
form important and
memorable episodes in the medieval works known to have influenced his
creativity. In addition, medieval fantasies characterise the works of
writers from Spenser to Bram Stoker, and beyond.
Topics for papers might include:
•   The Lord of the Rings and Medieval Romances
•   Monsters and their meaning in The Lord of the Rings
•   Beneficial fantasy in The Lord of the Rings