CFP: [Medieval] Kalamazoo 09: Lawman's Brut Society

full name / name of organization: 
Kenneth Tiller
contact email: 
kjt9t@uvawise.edu

The International Lawman's Brut Society is pleased to announce the
following sessions for the 44th International Congress on Medieval Studies:

1. Lawman's Brut and his Readers

The first session welcomes papers addressing possible readers of the Brut,
including evidence of Lawman's ongoing influence in English literature of
the middle ages and beyond. Proposals that discuss the persona of the
reader in the Brut or of instances of reading within the text—either of
actual reading or of events that serve as metaphors for the process of
reading—are also encouraged. The session will also consider proposals
dealing with traditional discussions of of hermeneutics or of Lawman’s
ongoing influence.

2. Text and Context: Situating Lawman in Time, Space, and Language

This session will consider all proposals dealing with Lawman's status as a
Worcester poet, questions of period and dating, contexts of multilingualism
in Angevin England or of vernacular movements across Europe, and possibly
Lawman's role in the formation of an English national-cultural identity in
post-Norman England.

Both sessions address issues raised by recent Lawman scholars and seek to
open new avenues for scholarship:

Please direct all proposals and inquiries to:

Kenneth Tiller
Department of Language and Literature
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
1 College Avenue
Wise, VA 24293
kjt9t_at_uvawise.edu
(O)276-376-4587
FAX: 276-328-0173

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Received on Fri Jul 25 2008 - 08:40:50 EDT

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