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CFP: The Church and the Law (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:07pm
J. Sexton

The rights of lay Christians, clergy, and even the church itself were
accommodated in secular law in a number of ways. This session will engage
recent work on the complicated, interwoven relationships between medieval
legal and religious traditions.
The organizers invite papers from a variety of disciplines (including
literary studies, legal history, and cultural and institutional history),
and especially work which investigates specific instances of attempts by
lawmakers or clergy to enforce, expand, or curtail religious practice or

Please send abstracts of 250-300 words along with a brief cover letter to:

CFP: New England Saga Society at Kalamazoo (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:06pm
J. Sexton

The New England Saga Society is currently seeking papers for two sponsored
sessions at the 2006 41st International Congress at Kalamazoo in 2006.

Session I: The Problem of Revenge: Cultural Critiques in the Icelandic Sagas

The theme of Icelandic nationalism is undeniably important in the sagas, but
readers must not neglect the inherent cultural critiques which arise as
well. NESS will take up this discussion in a session that asks what
critiques we might find in the sagas, especially with regards to the
constant and violent feuds that erupt over Iceland's medieval landscape.

Session II: The World of Women in the Icelandic Sagas

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