CFP: The Power of the Audience in Medieval Literature (4/16/07; M/MLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

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Amy Vines
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Call For Paper Proposals - Midwest Modern Language Association, Cleveland,
Ohio - 11/8/07-11/11/07

The Power of the Audience in Medieval Literature

This panel will examine the importance of readership and patronage to
medieval English and Continental literature. Whether addressed directly by
the author or reconstructed from manuscript evidence, the audience remains a
significant element in understanding medieval texts. Papers may explore any
aspect of audience and patronage in British and European literature in the
Middle Ages, such as the dedicatory envoy, the author's construction of
readership within the text, or the historical audience of a literary text.
We welcome a broad range of methodologies and critical perspectives,
including (but not limited to) reception theory, textual studies, and gender

Please e-mail 1-2 page abstracts by *April 16* to Amy N. Vines,

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