CFP: [Graduate] Codices and Communities: Material, Book, and Print Culture and Medieval/Early Modern Contexts (grad)

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Judith Anderson

Codices and Communities: Material, Book and Print Culture and their
Medieval and Early Modern Contexts

An interdisciplinary graduate student colloquium hosted by the Medieval and
Early Modern Institute at the University of Alberta
December 4-5, 2008
Deadline for submissions: September 19, 2008

The Medieval and Early Modern Institute invites submissions for “Codices
and Communities: Material, Book and Print Culture and their Medieval and
Early Modern Contexts,” its 5th Annual Graduate Student Colloquium taking
place December 4-5, 2008 at the University of Alberta, featuring Professor
Erik Kwakkel from the University of Victoria. His keynote address is
entitled “Lost in Translation: Michael Scot and the Oldest Manuscript of
his Abbreviatio Avicenne.”

This interdisciplinary colloquium is the final event of the Medieval and
Early Modern Institute’s “2008: Year of Paleography and Codicology.” We
invite interrogations of material, book and print culture and how each is
politicized, historicized, and/or authorized within their medieval and
early modern contexts. How do material, book and/or print cultures interact
with identity and/or community formation in the medieval and/or early
modern period in Europe? How are publics for material, book and/or print
cultures formed, or vice versa? What discourses are at work in medieval
and/or early modern material, book, and/or print culture in Europe, and
what can they tell us about aspects of medieval and/or early modern society?

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- paleography and codicology, manuscripts and their making: design, layout,
materials, etc.
- material, book and/or print culture, their publics, and public formation
- oral, aural, and/or visual culture and the interactions between them
- ecclesiastic and/or lay contexts for the development of material, book,
and/or print culture
- the roles of scribes and scriptoriums, printers and print shops
- material, book and/or print culture and articulations of gender,
sexuality, race, age and/or class
- histories and/or theories of the book
- readers, writers, and audiences, and the cultivation of identity and/or
- productions and performances of culture and/or community, including
architecture, art, sculpture, music, theatre and design

Submissions on these and related topics are welcome from fields including,
but not limited to, history, classics, language and literature, religion,
art history, drama, music, architecture, and cultural studies.

Please send abstracts of 300 words or less, and a one-page c.v., to Papers should be no longer than 20 minutes.
Funding may be available to subsidize travel to the conference; please
indicate in your email if you would like to be considered. Deadline for
submissions is September 19, 2008.

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