CFP: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Appropriations of Medieval English Literature (9/15/2006; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Erik Vorhes
contact email: 
evorhes@luc.edu

The writer of Ecclesiastes laments, "Of making many books there is no
end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh." This session aims
to explore various models of appropriation of medieval English
literature. Topics include the adoption of the medieval concept of
'auctoritas'; the use of earlier texts as polemic; the adaptation of
earlier or contemporary material for satirical purposes; the
deliberate or accedintal misattribution of an author to a text; and
the material reuse of manuscript pages in bookbinding, the assembly
of leaf books, and the composition of commonplace books.

People interested in presenting at this session should send an
abstract of no more than 250 words to the contact information below;
in addition, they should either fax an abstract cover sheet or send
the appropriate information with their proposals. Abstracts and cover
sheets are due no later than 15 September 2006.

Send materials to

Erik Vorhes

Department of English
Loyola University Chicago
6525 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago IL 60626

Fax: 773.508.8696 (attn: Erik Vorhes)
E-mail: evorhes_at_luc.edu

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cfp categories: 
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book