Flaming Bodies in Ken Russell's *The Devils*; Western Michigan U, Kalamazoo; May 12-15, 2011

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Lynn Arner, Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS)
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Twenty-minute papers sought for a conference panel investigating a nexus of issues surrounding bodies, gender, and sexuality in Ken Russell's film *The Devils* (1971), which depicts a trial of witchcraft and heresy in early seventeenth-century France. Possible areas include, but are not limited to, intersections between early nation-building and female bodies; disability; piety and erotics; gender and witchcraft ordeals; and queer receptions. Because SMFS will screen *The Devils* at the conference, panel's audience members will have viewed the film.

Venue: 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12-15, 2011, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. Send proposals, along with the "Participants Information Form" (www.umich.edu/medieval/congress), by Sept. 15, 2010, to Dr. Lynn Arner, Centre for Women's Studies/Dept. of English, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1, Canada. E-mail: larner@brocku.ca. Phone 905-688-5550 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              905-688-5550      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, ext. 5673; Fax 905-688-4461.