UPDATE: The Brut Tradition: A Comparative Approach (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

full name / name of organization: 
andrewmaines
contact email: 
andrewmaines@sbcglobal.net

Although applicants are welcome to submit proposals by replying to my =
e-mail address(andrewmaines_at_sbcglobal.net), I recognize that some would =
prefer to mail a hard copy to my campus address.

Therefore, abstracts can be sent to me at:

Andrew Maines
University of Connecticut
Dept. of English,=20
Box U-4025
215 Glenbrook Road
Storrs, CT 06269-4025

I should also clarify, for those who are not familiar with the Medieval =
Congress, that I am seeking abstracts for 20 minute papers.

Thank You,
Andrew Maines

Text of original CFP:

The Brut, a history of Britain, beginning with the settlement of the =
island by Brutus, was produced in several languages over several =
centuries. Strictly speaking, Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum =
Britanniae is a Brut, as is Caxton's Chronicles of England. Other =
notable texts in between are Wace's Roman de Brut, Lawman's Brut, The =
Anglo-Norman Prose Brut, and the Middle English Prose Brut. Even Sir =
Gawain and the Green Knight has occasionally been referred to as a Brut =
because of the reference to Brutus and the history of Britain in its =
introduction.

The diversity of settings of production for this history creates a =
unique opportunity to consider the impact of the cultural milieu on each =
individual text by examining it in comparison with other Bruts. The =
enormous differences between the histories should lead to informative =
considerations about the multiple purposes for which they were employed.

Therefore, we are seeking papers that make comparisons between two or =
more Brut texts, and make some claim about the source of differences and =
similarities between them.

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