UPDATE: [Medieval] K'zoo 08: Caring for Children: Models of Parenthood, Guardianship, or Fosterage in Medieval Literatu

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Evelyn Meyer
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CFP for the International Congress on Medeivel Studies in Kalamazoo 2008:
This session is a sponsored session by the Center for Medieval and
Renaissance Studies, Saint Louis University.

While medieval childhood has received quite a high degree of attention
recently, a lot of the research has focused on the relationships between
parents and their natural children as the societal norm, while the
wide-spread practice of guardianship and fosterage has mostly been
discussed as signs of parental negligence or abandonment. In this session,
we propose to study more thoroughly the multitude of arrangements in which
medieval children received adult guidance, education, nurturing and care as
represented through a variety of media: fictional texts, historical
documents, art work, manuscript illustrations, and the like. We welcome
paper proposals from all disciplines and cultural areas.
Please submit abstracts with contact information and A/V equipment requests
to both Dr. Evelyn Meyer (emeyer16_at_slu.edu) and Dr. Maria-Claudia
Tomany, (mc.tomany_at_mnsu.edu) by September 7th, 2007.

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