CFP: [Medieval] Medieval battle exhortations (08/25/08; 05/07/09 Kalamazoo)

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Danna Voth
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OMELS invites submissions for the following panel at the 44th
International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo:

The Psychological Freight of Battle Exhortations

The common characteristics in medieval battle exhortations of expression
in negative terms and indirect address, which focus on the three spurs to
action of "don't run," "honor your country or ancestor," and "follow my
example" often create a conflict between physical action and language.
This panel seeks papers that explore the psychological freight which
fuels the complications among ethical ideals and representation in
medieval texts concerning battles.

The 44th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 7-10, 2009) will
take place at Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan).

Reading time for papers should be no more than twenty minutes. According
to rules established by the Congress, those submitting abstracts for one
session may not submit abstracts for other sessions in the same year.

Email submissions are encouraged. Please include home and office phone
numbers, complete mailing address, and e-mail address along with your
abstract. If you need equipment, let us know now.

Maximum length of abstract: 500 words.
Deadline for abstracts: 25 September 2008. This deadline is absolute.

Please direct questions and abstracts to:

Danna Voth

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