CFP: Wild Space in Medieval Romance (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

full name / name of organization: 
wanchen tai
contact email: 
wanchent@ms39.hinet.net

Abstracts are now being accepted for a session at the 2007 International
Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan:

Wild Space in Medieval Romance

Wild Spaces in Medieval Romance As medieval studies becomes more
interdisciplinary, scholars are giving increased attention to the=20
spaces of
medieval romance that fall outside or on the periphery of familiar=20
Western
life. In addition to the forest, the wild place into which a hero might
venture in order to fulfill a quest or as penance for some misdeed, many
romances portray spaces that are altogether alien to the European=20
subject.
Romance may take the protagonist to far-away lands where people,=20
animals,
and landscapes look different and affect characters in peculiar ways,=20
or to
magical realms where regular social rules do not apply. This session
invites papers that explore what makes a space =93wild,=94 how these =
spaces
function within romance, and what their relationships are to more
=93civilized=94 spaces.

Please submit abstracts by September 15th to
Rebecca Wilcox
613 Colonial Park Blvd.
Austin, TX 78745

or electronically to rawilcox122_at_yahoo.com
Please remember to provide the following,

  * your name and affiliation,
  * a title for your paper,
  * your contact information (including office and home phone number, =
fax
number, and e-mail address)
  *an abstract cover sheet available at:
    http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/42cfp/forms.html
  * your A/V or computer needs as required on the abstract cover sheet.

  You can fill in the interactive abstract cover sheet online, save a
copy, and send it as an e-mail attachment. An abstract cover sheet is
required to place your paper in a session.

  For more conference information, please refer the the following
conference webpage, http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/.

  Thank you very much and I am looking forward to your submission.

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cfp categories: 
medieval