[UPDATE] 4th Annual Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium February 18 & 19, 2010 University of South Florida Libraries Tampa, Flori

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4th Annual Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium

February 18 & 19, 2010

University of South Florida Libraries
Tampa, Florida

The DEADLINE for submission has been EXTENDED to December 11, 2009
Presenters will be notified by December 18, 2009

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.

Please email an abstract of no more than 500 words to Elizabeth Tucker, Symposium Coordinator, at etucker@lib.usf.edu by December 11, 2009.
Notification of acceptances will be emailed by December 18, 2009. Please include the title of your paper, name, affiliation and email address.
Each paper selected will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation. Presenters will be asked to submit their complete paper by February 1, 2010.

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 // Coordinator - Sacred Leaves Symposium
University of South Florida Libraries
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, LIB 122
Tampa FL 33620-5400
813.974.1198 FAX: 813.396.9006

For more information about the symposium, and to download a PDF of the Call for Papers, please visit: http://MedievalStudies.lib.usf.edu