UPDATE: [Graduate] Memory and Remembering in the Middle Ages

full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Eskew
contact email: 
medievalmemory@gmail.com

Relics, Resurrections, and Reconstructions: Memory and Remembering(s) in
the Middle Ages
A conference presented by the Columbia University Medieval Guild

The Columbia University Medieval Guild, with the support of Columbia
Department of English and Comparative Literature, is pleased to announce
that it will be holding its 19th Annual Interdisclipinary Graduate
Student Conference on 24 January, 2009. The topic for this year is
memory, both personal and public, in all of its abstract and physical
representations and incarnations in the medieval period. Possible topics
include (but are not limited to):
 
-Corporal and sense memory
-Shifts in the location of definition of memory
-Textual memory/literary transpositions/rewritings/translations
-Relics/shrines
-Institutional memory
-Physical memory/ruins
-Memories of the future: fate, prophecy, & oracles
-Visitations, ghosts, saint-sightings, and hauntings
-Grudges, Feuds, and Blood Oaths
-Coerced and intentional forgetting: Repression, Palimpsests, and Book
Burnings

The conference will also feature a keynote address by Professor Ana
Pairet of Rutgers University and an interdisciplinary panel on
methodology in medieval studies.

We invite graduate students from all disciplines and departments to help
us extract some of the more notable ways in which memory placed its stamp
upon the Middle Ages. Abstracts of no more than 300 words, with name,
email, and institutional affiliation should be sent to
medievalmemory_at_gmail.com by December 1st, 2008, and submitters can expect
to receive a response by December 20th. Submissions from students working
in fields or departments that have not traditionally had a strong
presence at Medieval Studies conferences are especially encouraged.
 
Please address all questions to the conference organizer at the email
address provided above.

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