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CFP: Northern English Religious Writers Conference (abstract deadline =
12/1/05; conference dates 06/30/06-07/01/06)
This conference represents the first full-scale opportunity to examine =
the production and circulation of religious texts within the northern =
counties of England between 1100-1500. In recent years critical =
attention has focused on the role played by works by the Yorkshire =
hermit Richard Rolle (c. 1300-49) in revitalising lay spirituality. This =
interdisciplinary event widens the scope of the investigation to =
consider genres as diverse as drama and hagiography, which offer insight =
into religious devotion and practices in the region.
Some topics for papers include:-
Mystery plays and medieval drama
Cistercian and Carmelite writings
Richard Rolle and other mystics
Dialects and scribes
Manuscripts with a distinctively northern provenance
Texts with northern English origins and audience
Local saints and their cults
Venue: Gregynog Hall, near Newtown, Powys, Wales, UK.
Cost: =A360 tenured staff and =A330 research students (inclusive of =
registration, accommodation and meals).
Plenary speakers: Rlaph Hanna III (Keble College, Oxford) and Elaine =
Treharne (University of Leicester).
Proposals of no more than 250 words should be sent to either Robin =
Gilbank rsg99_at_aber.ac.uk or Dr Liz Herbert McAvoy E.McAvoy_at_swansea.ac.uk =
Organized jointly by the Universities of Wales, Aberystwyth, and Swansea.
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