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Call for Papers: Medieval Literature at CEA 2010, San Antonio, March 25-27
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College English Association
Call for Papers, Medieval Literature at CEA 2010
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Medieval Literature for our 41st annual conference.
We’re seeking papers on all subjects medieval, but particularly those featuring the influence of the Church’s voice on medieval literature and culture, the role of the scop as bearer of news and history, the oral nature of medieval literature and culture, the dichotomy between the voiced and the voiceless, lost/recovered voices, and the re-envisioning of medieval literature though the voice of modern entertainment.
General Conference Theme: Voices
Before and after the struggle there, writers everywhere have reflected and influenced the events of their day, and from their experience, the great writers have created texts that have become ageless connections to what is past, or passing, or to come.
Their voices also call for us to acknowledge or recognize beauty or to realize or remember significant lessons -- perhaps via a character like Professor Farber from Fahrenheit 451 or a place like a raft on a river in Huckleberry Finn -- with an urgency no less than the Alamo’s. This correspondence we find within ourselves is our human condition -- but it is the capacity to listen for and to those whose message or memory is unlike our own that makes us scholars. Our voices blend with those we admire or abhor -- creating a text, which (if it stands the test of taste and time) will blend with still other voices, like those of our students, newly discovering “a peak in Darien”-- all wishing to be heard and remembered.