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

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)

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.


Call for Papers


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


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


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 =


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

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)

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,

UPDATE: Anchoritic Society Sessions (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 6:34pm

The International Anchoritic Society is sponsoring three sessions at the
International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan
University, May 4th through 7th 2006. =20


1. Christine Carpenter

This will be a double session, one with papers and one in which we will
show the film Anchoress. We are interested not only in reactions to the
film but also to how Christine Carpenter can be perceived from other
documents, texts, and perspectives. The film session is co-sponsored by
the International Anchoritic Society and the Society for Medieval
Feminist Scholarship.


2. Versions, Transmissions, Reception: Anchoritic Textuality

CFP: Training the Late Medieval Reader (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 6:34pm
Katharine Breen

Call for Papers for the 41st Int'l Congress on Medieval Studies,
Kalamazoo, MI, May 4-7 2006:

"Framing, Training and Constraining: Creating an Ideal Reader in the
Later Middle Ages"

Recent meetings of the International Congress have featured panels on
diagrams and codicological devices on the one hand, and on specific
sites and modes of reading on the other. This panel aims to bring
these two strands into a productive tension. We welcome submissions
on the development and transmission of institutional reading
practices as well as papers on the way individual books, circulating
without or beyond institutional support, sought to create ideal
readers more or less on the spot.

CFP: Romantic Shakespeare (9/20/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:42am
Melissa Smith

Shakespeare at Kalamazoo invites paper proposals for a panel on
?Romantic Shakespeare?. Broadly considered, Romantic Shakespeare may
refer to Shakespeare?s use of medieval romance; Shakespearean love (and
lust); or even the Romantic period?s reception of Shakespeare. Papers
that are accepted for this panel will be presented at the 41st
International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 4-7
May 2006.

Send brief abstracts to Melissa Smith by 20 September 2005: