Cardiff University Conference on 'Medieval Women in Truth and Legend' 10/7/11 Abstracts due 8/31/11

full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Williams and Nicole Thomas, Cardiff University
contact email: 
TAL2011@cf.ac.uk

This forthcoming interdisciplinary international conference seeks to examine images and representations of medieval women. Our aim is to promote new scholarship and innovative approaches to the study of this figure within the wider context of literary and historical studies. Our purpose is to foster an interdisciplinary discussion of the ways in which the medieval female is depicted within myth, folklore, legend and historiography.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Roberta Lynn Staples, Sacred Heart University, Connecticut, USA.
Author of The Company of Camelot. Arthurian characters in Romance and Fantasy (with Charlotte Spivack)
Abstracts of not more than 250 words are invited for individual 20-minute papers on the theme of the conference (interpreted in literary or historical terms, or both).

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: August 31, 2011

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