Encountering the “Other” in the Medieval World: Textual Examinations of Resistance and Reconciliation Across the Traditions

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CALL FOR PAPERS

4th Annual Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium

February 18 & 19, 2010

University of South Florida Libraries
Tampa, Florida

Encountering the “Other” in the Medieval World: Textual Examinations of Resistance and Reconciliation Across the Traditions, 500-1500

Papers are welcome on, but not limited to, Judaism, Christianity or Islam in Europe and Asia during the Middle Ages (500-1500):

• Views of difference, diversity and pluralism

• Expressions of shared identities and common values

• Texts of threat, terror and violence

• Traditions affirming connection, inclusivity and reconciliation

• Patterns of religious, political and cultural imperialism

• Forms of cross-cultural exchange and dialogue

• Delineations of ethnic and vernacular boundaries

Exempla may be drawn from manuscripts and illuminations, critical editions, and portrayals in art and architecture.

The DEADLINE for submission is November 20, 2009.
Presenters will be notified by December 11, 2009.

This year’s keynote speaker and senior scholar is Dr. David Nirenberg, the Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor - John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, Department of History, and in the College - The University of Chicago.

Submit papers via email to the attention of:
Elizabeth Tucker, Assistant to the Director
Special & Digital Collections
University of South Florida Libraries
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, LIB 122
Tampa FL 33620-5400
etucker@lib.usf.edu
813.974.1198 FAX: 813.396.9006

For more information about the symposium please visit:
http://MedievalStudies.lib.usf.edu

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bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
graduate_conferences
medieval
religion