The Law in Early Middle English Literature (9/15; Kalamazoo 5/12-5/15, 2011)

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International Lawman's Brut Society and the Early Middle English Society
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The International Lawman’s Brut Society and the Early Middle English Society invite proposals for 20-minute papers on "The Law in Early Middle English Literature" for the next International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, May 2011. As the first element of Lawman's name is "Law," laws and legal proceedings are understandably an important part of the Brut and of other major texts of the early middle English corpus. Papers for this session may discuss various ways laws and legal proceedings inform these texts; the session seeks to promote discussions of the interconnections between the Brut and other texts of the period. Possible topics for presentation could include: pre-Conquest and post-Conquest law, relationship of kings and rulers to the law, landowning and land inheritance practices, etc.

Send 300-word proposals by September 15 to:

Kenneth J. Tiller
Professor of English and Chair
Department of Language and Literature
University of Virginia's College at Wise
Wise, VA 24293


Scott Kleinman
Associate Professor
Department of English
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330

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