CFP: [Medieval] NEMLA Medieval Sessions, Buffalo, NY, April 2008

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Susannah Chewning
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Medieval Panels at the 39th Convention, Northeast Modern Language
Association (NeMLA)

April 10-13, 2008

Buffalo, New York

Deadline: October 1, 2007

This convention features several sessions in medieval studies, in various

   Medieval Outlaws This panel will address issues of marginality and
exclusion with respect to the Medieval world. Figures who represent the
marginalized (homosexuals, Jews, witches, Muslims, women) and those who
lived outside the law as well as texts that represent such figures (and
the writers who considered them) will be discussed. Any representation
of the outlaw or the culturally/socially marginalized figure is welcome.
Susannah Chewning, Union County College:

   Medieval Precursors of the Modern Novel Papers (in French or
English) are invited that explore how the romances of Chretien de Troyes
and other French medieval writers influenced (positively or negatively)
the modern novel in such areas as plot, character development, and moral
instruction. Kitty Dean, Nassau Community College

   Medieval Space This panel seeks to address the question is there a
relationship between the representation of space and the use of space in
medieval culture? Papers on concepts of medieval space in literature,
architecture, social customs, and other aspects of material culture and
papers that address the link between two concepts of space (say, between
the holy space and vernacular or courtly literature) are welcome. Please
send abstracts to Christopher Roman <>

   The Middle Ages and Dante We invite paper submissions focused on
works by Dante or other Italian authors from the Middle Ages. Papers can
be in Italian or English, with a maximum length at presentation of 15-20
minutes. Send abstracts by e-mail to: or by
standard mail to: Julia Cozzarelli, 414 Muller Faculty Center, Ithaca
College, Ithaca NY 14850.

   Old Gems in New Settings This panel invites papers on the teaching of
early British literature in survey courses. Practical pedagogical
explorations are welcome, as well as papers addressing theoretical
concerns. How are concerns about manuscript, generic, and cultural
contexts transformed when medieval texts are placed in the context of a
survey course for modern students? How are medieval works changed when
seen in the contexts of post-medieval works? Send one-page abstracts to
Rebecca Lartigue at


Please include with your abstract:


Name and Affiliation

Email address

Postal address

Telephone number

A/V requirements (if any; $10 media handling fee)


The complete Call for Papers for the 2008 Convention is posted at:


Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA
session; however applicants can only accept one place on a session of a
given type. Roundtable participants may also present a paper on a
traditional panel.

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