CFP: Disability and Medieval Law (6/15/07; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Cory Rushton
contact email: 
crushton@stfx.ca

CALL for PAPERS
 
The growing interest in medieval disability has the potential to modify both our understanding of historical models of disability and our understanding of medieval society. This collection has the specific goal of looking at the legal uses and intellectual/creative understanding of disability in the Middle Ages (within Europe in the first instance, but with some interest in other geographical areas as well). We welcome proposals of roughly 1000 words or finished papers from any relevant discipline or from between disciplines (history, theology, various literatures, philosophy, etc). Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:
 
Medieval law codes and physical disability
Madness and the law
Literary uses of legal disability
Royalty and disability
Oath-taking and disability
Blindness or other sensory disabilities as legal metaphor
Ethnicity and disability under the law
Canon Law and disability
 
Please address all correspondence and inquiries by June 15th, 2007, to:
 
Cory James Rushton
Assistant Professor, Department of English
St. Francis Xavier University
PO Box 5000
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
B2G 2W5
Email: crushton_at_stfx.ca
 
 
 
Strong interest in this collection has been expressed by Cambridge Scholars Press.
 
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Cory James Rushton
Department of English
St. Francis Xavier University
PO Box 5000
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
B2G 2W5
 
"At Canterbury I hope the Remembrance of Chaucer will set me forward like a Billiard-Ball" - John Keats, 1817

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cfp categories: 
medieval