Rendering Romance in Word and Image--Medieval Assoc of the Pacific, San Diego CA, Mar 21-23, 2013

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Carol Harding/ Medieval Association of the Pacific
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We invite conference papers for the 2013 Medieval Association of the Pacific conference to be held in San Diego, March 21-23. This particular panel session explores any feature(s) of manuscripts concerning word and/or image in medieval romance texts. How do images in a manuscript help us understand the romance text? its characters, setting, readership or patronage? Does a romance text form a visual or rhetorical relationship with other texts bound within the same manuscript? Are there heretofore unremarked rhetorical passages or patterns that conjure an imagined visual world in the romance text?

Paper proposals due October 1, 2012 must include a 350-word abstract. Panel organizers: Anne Laskaya, University of Oregon; Carol Harding, Western Oregon University.

Faculty, independent scholars, and graduate students are invited to submit paper proposals from any field within Medieval Studies.