CFP: [Medieval] New Contexts, New Readings: Reception of Medieval Manuscripts (Kalamazoo '08)
CFP: New Contexts, New Readings: Reception of Medieval Manuscripts
VAGANTES Sponsored Session: 43rd International Congress on Medieval
Studies, May 8â€"11, 2008
This session explores the space, or interaction, between medieval
manuscripts and their audiences. While established disciplines often treat
medieval manuscripts as exclusively textual or aesthetic documents,
bridging the gaps between traditional academic disciplines contributes to a
more productive consideration of their reception especially insofar as
light is cast upon broader, surrounding historical circumstances.
Accordingly, the goal of this session is twofold: one, to explore the
treatments of medieval manuscripts by contemporary medieval audiences, as
well as their re-reception by later generations; and two, to use the topic
of medieval manuscripts as a lens to better focus the validity of the
innovative scholarship located at the intersections of established
disciplines in medieval studies.
In keeping with the mission of Vagantes (www.vagantes.org) to advance
interdisciplinary studies, we particularly invite submissions from graduate
students in any discipline, including but not limited to history,
literature, art history, philosophy, and religious studies.
Please send your abstract (of no more than 300 words) and abstract cover
sheet (http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/submissions.html#Paper) by
September 15 to:
Art History Department
220D Fine Arts Building
E-mail submissions are preferred and strongly encouraged, although hard
copies are also acceptable.
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