UPDATE: [Graduate] Memory and Remembering (in) the Middle Ages ––– DEADLINE EXTENDED

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 represenations and
incarnations in the medieval period. Possible topics include but are not
limited to:

Corporal memory/re-memberings
Shifts in the location of definition of memory
Textual memory/literary transpositions/rewritings/translations
Relics/shrines
Institutional memory
Physical memory/ruins
Sense/sensual memory
Memories of the future: fate, prophecy, & oracles
Visitations, ghosts, saint-sightings, and hauntings
Grudges, Feuds, and Blood Oaths
Repression, Palimpsests, and Book Burnings

The conference will also feature a keynote address by Professor Ana Pairet
of Rutgers University and an interdisciplinary roundtable 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 15th, 2008. 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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