CFP: [Medieval] Medieval Session at NeMLA (2/26-3/1/09; 9/15/08)

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Elizabeth Abele
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Call for Papers for
Medieval Sessions at

40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

Kings and Kingship in Medieval Literature. This panel invites papers
dealing with any aspect of kingship in medieval literature, including the
representation of kingly power, the limits of royal authority, the
development of legendary kings, kingship and masculinity, the succession
of kings and/or the rhetoric surrounding kingship. Erin Mullaly:

The Medieval English Anchoritic Tradition. The topics of anchoritic
literature, spirituality, and mysticism have become very popular in
discussions of the Middle Ages, particularly with respect to English
figures and texts. This session will focus on texts that were produced by
anchorites or for them during the Middle Ages. Susannah Chewning:

Sex and Gender in Medieval French Literature (Board-Sponsored) This panel
will explore representations of sex and gender in Medieval texts,
including such topics as same-sex love, the representation of women,
sexuality, femininity and masculinity. Send 250-word abstracts to Kitty

Deadline: September 15, 2008

Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee)

The complete Call for Papers for the 2009 Convention will be posted in
Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA
panel; however panelists can only present one paper. Convention
participants may present a paper at a panel or seminar and also present
at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.

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