CFP: [Medieval] Play: Aspects and Approaches

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Sarah Baccianti
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Medium Ævum will host the Fifth Medieval Aspects and Approaches Conference on April 3-4,
2009 at Lincoln College Oxford. This conference is aimed at early career scholars and graduate
students. A volume of proceedings comprising selected papers will appear in the Medium Ævum
Monographs Series. Contributions are welcomed from diverse fields of research such as history
of art and architecture, history, theology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and history of

Papers will be 20 minutes or less. Please email 250-word abstracts (text only, no attachments
please) to by 15th February 2009.

Suggested topics might include:

Medieval drama
Games and game theory
Word play and puns
Adult play, ritual, ceremony
Carnivalesque and subversion
Manuscript and art representations of play and games
The game of love, playfulness
Words, music, performance

The conference fee is expected to be in the region of £25 (twenty-five pounds). We hope to
organize a conference banquet in Lincoln College's lovely hall on the Friday night and will
provide details of this as soon as they are available.

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