Illustrated Texts. From the medieval illuminated manuscript to the postmodern graphic novel, text and image have enjoyed a close partnership. This session encourages papers exploring the multifaceted and complex means by which illustrations perform interpretive work in supporting, informing, challenging, or undermining textual claims. Alternatively, papers could interpret "illustrated text" broadly and consider the process of "readingâ€ images, say, in medieval Books of Days, a cathedral's sculptural program, William Hogarth's series, cartoons or advertisements, video games, or the tattooed words comprising Shelley Jackson's Skin.
CALL for PAPERS
The growing interest in medieval disability has the potential to modify both our understanding of historical models of disability and our understanding of medieval society. This collection has the specific goal of looking at the legal uses and intellectual/creative understanding of disability in the Middle Ages (within Europe in the first instance, but with some interest in other geographical areas as well). We welcome proposals of roughly 1000 words or finished papers from any relevant discipline or from between disciplines (history, theology, various literatures, philosophy, etc). Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:
Medieval law codes and physical disability
49th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association. Cleveland, Nov. 8-11, 2007.
Permanent Session: Illustrated Texts
Call for papers:
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Convention
November 9-11, 2007
Renaissance Hotel Downtown, Atlanta
Deadline for proposals: April 10, 2007
Call for Papers
MLA 2007, Chicago
The Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship will sponsor
two panels at the 2007 MLA: "Gender and Genre in the Middle
Ages" and "Reading Women/Women Readers in the Middle Ages."
Papers broadly addressing either of these topics are
Please send 1-page abstract (specifying which SFMS panel it
is for) to Jennifer Brown at jbrown_at_hartford.edu by March
From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
Full Information at
Beowulf and Related Topics (3/15/07; PAMLA, 11/2/07-11/3/07)
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference 2007
November 2-3, 2007
Western Washington University
Paper proposals are requested for any aspect of Beowulf or the writings of the Anglo-Saxon period.
Please send 500-word proposals and a brief bio to aduvalle_at_prodigy.net by March 15, 2007 (in body of email, please no attachments).
Old and Middle English section of of the RMMLA conference is accepting paper
proposals on any aspect of literature in Old or Middle English. Papers need
to be about 20 minutes in length; a one-page proposal is due by March 1 to:
Cindy Carlson at carlsonc_at_mscd.edu. The conference will be held in Calgary
on October 4-6. Remember that you must have a valid passport to travel to
Canada from the US. Details about the conference may be found at the RMMLA
CFP: Literature and Science before 1800; Midwest MLA Annual Meeting (04/15/07; 11/8/07-11/11/07)
London in Text and History, 1400-1700
13-15 September 2007 at Jesus College, Oxford, UK
Organisers: Ian Archer (Oxford), Matthew Davies (Centre for Metropolitan
History, London), Ian Gadd (Bath Spa), Tracey Hill (Bath Spa), Paulina Kewes
Plenary speakers: Caroline Barron, Paul Griffiths, Rob Hume, Mark Jenner,
Mark Knights, Peter Lake and Peter Stallybrass
CALL FOR PAPERS
This conference will focus on the variety of metropolitan identities, and
how these were constructed, represented, and contested by contemporaries
through a variety of media, including text (broadly
defined), visual culture, maps, architecture and performance.
CALL for PAPERS - with apologies for x-postings.
_Florilegium_, the journal of the Canadian Society of Medievalists/Société
canadienne des médiévistes, invites submissions for its next volume. Papers on any
aspect of Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages (including the post-medieval
representation of the medieval period) are welcome. Submissions intended for the
next volume should arrive by the middle of March 2007.
Submissions are refereed in a double-blind review process by international experts.
Papers must not contain any indication of authorship and must not be published or