CFP: [Medieval] Enclosure and Spatiality in Anglo-Saxon Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Keri Wolf
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The Medieval Research Consortium at the University of California, Davis, is now accepting
abstracts for the following two sessions at the 44th International Congress on Medieval Studies
to be held May 7-10, 2009.

1. Enclosure in Anglo-Saxon Literature
This session will investigate what types of mental and physical enclosures exist in Anglo-Saxon
literature and how they function. Possible topics include architectural constructions such as
cities and buildings, burial enclosures, and naturally occuring enclosures such as caves, but the
panel also welcomes papers addressing mental enclosures of all kinds.

2. Mapping the World: Spatiality in Anglo-Saxon Literature
This session will examine the ways in which Anglo-Saxon literature represents and defines
locations and physical layouts. Possible topics include issues of distance and proximity and
attempts to situate or orient a place, character, society, or text.

Please send abstracts of 300 words or less, along with a completed Participant Information Form
(available online at, by
9/25/08 to:
Keri Wolf
English Department
University of California, Davis
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616

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