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CFP: Tolkien at Kalamazoo (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 3:22pm
Robin Reid

CFP: Tolkien at Kalamazoo (Kalamazoo, 9-15-2006; 5-10-13-07)


Tolkien at Kalamazoo is sponsoring seven sessions at the 2007 International
Congress of Medieval Studies.


Proposals that fit any of the following session topics are welcome:


I. Tolkien's Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

II. Religion and Tolkien

III. War and Exile in Tolkien

IV. Gender and Ethnicity in Tolkien

V. Music and Language in Tolkien

VI. Style and Re-vision in Tolkien

VII. Tolkien Unbound


The deadline is September 15, 2006.


CFP: Arthurian Legends (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:30pm
Leslie Fife

  Popular Culture Association
  Thirty-seventh Annual Meeting
  April 4-7, 2007
  BostonMarriott Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts
  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: Readers, Reading and Reception in Medieval Devotional Literature and Practice (9/30/06; collection)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:29pm

apologies for x-posting
(Essay Collection)
We are currently soliciting proposals for essay-length studies about
readers, reading, and reception in devotional literature and practice,
with particular interest in England in the later Middle Ages. This
collection of essays draws on current scholarly interest in medieval
readers, reading, and reception that extends across such disciplinary
bounds as art history, architecture, social history, and literature
studies. We seek proposals for papers that investigate a wide variety
of approaches to and examples of devotional readers, reading or
reception in the later Middle Ages.

CFP: Layamon's Brut Society (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:29pm

CFP: Layamon's Brut Society (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

The International Layamon's Brut Society is pleased to announce two sessions
for the 42nd
International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University,
Kalamazoo, MI, May 10-13,

CFP: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Appropriations of Medieval English Literature (9/15/2006; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:28pm
Erik Vorhes

The writer of Ecclesiastes laments, "Of making many books there is no
end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh." This session aims
to explore various models of appropriation of medieval English
literature. Topics include the adoption of the medieval concept of
'auctoritas'; the use of earlier texts as polemic; the adaptation of
earlier or contemporary material for satirical purposes; the
deliberate or accedintal misattribution of an author to a text; and
the material reuse of manuscript pages in bookbinding, the assembly
of leaf books, and the composition of commonplace books.

CFP: Cityscapes: Town and Country in the Medieval Imagination (UK) (7/31/06; Leeds, 7/9/07-7/12/07)

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:14am
Malte Urban

The effect of cityscapes on the creative imagination has in recent years
become one of the countless concerns of contemporary cultural criticism, but
surprisingly little attention has been paid to the medieval roots of the
perception of urban environments. Building upon the considerable recent work
on the city in the Middle Ages, this session aims to address this critical
vacuum by bringing together papers that discuss the relationship of town and
country in the medieval imagination. Can we sustain a belief in an ultimate
and insurmountable otherness of the medieval imagination or are the medieval
and postmodern views of cityscapes in fact two sides of the same coin? I

CFP: Medieval Popular Culture (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:14am
Leslie Fife

Medieval Popular Culture
  The Medieval Popular Culture area
  of the Popular Culture Association invites
  abstracts for the next annual meeting:
  APRIL 4 - 7, 2007
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
  Submissions are welcome on any aspect of popular culture
  in the Middle Ages, as well as on medieval themes, motifs,
  and medievalism in modern popular culture.
  We are also soliciting submissions for the following panels:
  TEACHING ROUNDTABLE: How to use popular culture
  to teach the Middle Ages, including films, comics, novels
  and other cultural products.

CFP: John Gower in the 21st Century (UK) (7/31/06; Leeds, 7/9/07-7/12/07)

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:13am
Malte Urban

The poetry of John Gower has experienced a renaissance of critical interest
in recent years, and scholars are beginning to realise the potential of
subjecting his works to an array of innovative approaches. This session aims
to bring together a panel assessing Gower¹s situation within 21st-century
medieval studies, and it is hoped that we can define more clearly his
position in the contemporary academy and his relation to the London culture
in which he was working, especially the relationship between his poetry and
that of his contemporaries and successors.

Possible topics include:

CFP: Questioning Colonialism (10/15/06; 2/22/07-2/24/07)

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:12am
Merideth, Aaron James

February 22-24, 2007. Questioning Colonialism. The Sixteenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Interdisciplinary Symposium at the University of Miami invites abstracts for papers on topics dealing with colonization and its aftermath in the Americas, Africa, the Mideast, and the Far East. Topics may include indigenous cultures and their reaction to colonization; navigation; cartography; visual and literary representations of the colonized and the colonizing; the transformation of European world views; and the effects of empire in North and South America. We welcome a variety of conceptual and methodological approaches.

CFP: The Merry Widow: Rethinking Widowhood in History, Culture, and Society (UK) (12/31/06; 7/7/07-7/9/07)

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:12am
McAvoy E.

Papers and full sessions for a strand on medieval widowhood are =
being sought for a conference hosted by the Centre for Research into =
in Culture and Society (GENCAS) at the University of Wales, Swansea =
7th-9th, 2007.

Keynote Speakers:=20
Veena Talwar Oldenburg, Professor of History, Baruch College, CUNY
Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly, Professor of German Literature, Exeter College,
Dr Anneke Mulder-Bakker, Fellow in Medieval History, University of =
Susie Boyt, Novelist