CFP: [Medieval] Memory and Remembering in the Middle Ages (Graduate)

full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Eskew
contact email: 
medievalmemory@gmail.com

Relics, Resurrections, and Reconstructions: Memory and Remembering(s) in the Middle Ages
A conference presented by the Columbia University Medieval Guild

The Columbia University Medieval Guild with the support of Columbia Department of English and
Comparative Literature is pleased to announce that it will be holding its 19th Annual
Interdisclipinary Graduate Student Conference on 24 January, 2009. The topic for this year is
memory both personal and public in all of its abstract and physical represenations and
incarnations in the medieval period. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

Corporal memory/re-memberings
Shifts in the location of definition of memory
Textual memory/literary transpositions/rewritings/translations
Relics/shrines
Institutional memory
Physical memory/ruins
Sense/sensual memory
Memories of the future: fate, prophecy, & oracles
Visitations, ghosts, saint-sightings, and hauntings
Grudges, Feuds, and Blood Oaths
Repression, Palimpsests, and Book Burnings

The conference will also feature a keynote address by Professor Ana Pairet of Rutgers University
and an interdisciplinary roundtable on methodology in medieval studies.

We invite graduate students from all disciplines and departments to help us extract some of the
more notable ways in which memory placed its stamp upon the Middle Ages. Abstracts of no
more than 300 words, with name, email, and institutional affiliation should be sent to
medievalmemory_at_gmail.com by December 1st, 2008. Submissions from students working in
fields or departments that have not traditionally had a strong presence at Medieval Studies
conferences are especially encouraged.
 
Please address all questions to the conference organizer at the email address provided above.

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