Echoes of the past: Myth, Memory, Foundation - Kalamazoo 2011

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Kristen Aldebol/ Medeival Research Consortium, UC Davis
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The Medieval Research Consortium of UC Davis invites submission of proposals for the following panels for the 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies occurring at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan from May 12-15, 2011. Please submit a proposal of 300 words with a completed Participant Information Form (available at ) for consideration in these panels. You may submit proposals via e-mail or mail a hard copy of your proposal for consideration; all proposals are due by September 15, 2010.

Kristen Aldebol
Department of English
One Shields Avenue
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
klaldebol (at)

Echoes of the past: Myth, Memory, Foundation
Medieval narratives overflow with recursivity and obsessions with the past. This panel invites papers that consider the ways medieval narratives respond and return to their origins, repeat myths of foundations, consider their own beginnings and endings, perform memory and forgetting, and explore the way the past echoes through the present.