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

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Kate McLean
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> Abstracts are now being accepted for a session at the 2007
> International
> Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan:
> Sacred Space in Medieval Romance
> Although romance may initially conjure images of secular locii –
> the noble castle, the wild forest – the use of sacred space, both
> material and metaphorical, is integral to an understanding of this
> complex genre. The narrative and thematic significances of sacred
> space in romance are as diverse as the texts themselves. The
> household chapel, the hermit’s cell, the institutionalised church,
> the landscape of the crusades, all engage with and comment upon the
> central themes of romance. Moreover, ideas about the sacred can
> influence the ways in which we think about the various layers of
> space created by a romance narrative: physically constructed spaces
> determined by architecture and environment, social spaces created
> and manipulated by issues of gender and power, or textual spaces
> influenced by unknown authors and scribes.
> This session invites papers which consider any aspect of sacred
> space within romance narrative, from its literal constructions
> within the text to its metaphorical, symbolical or historical
> resonances.
> Please submit abstracts by September 15th to Kate McLean and Chloe
> Morgan
> Centre for Medieval Studies
> University of York
> Kings Manor
> Exhibition Square
> York
> YO1 7EP
> or electronically to
> or
> 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:
> * 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,
> Thank you very much and we are looking forward to your submission.

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