Scriptorum Oratorium Omnium: Fifth Annual Student Conference February 23-24, 2013, California State University, Long Beach

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Medieval and Reanaissance Student Association
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The Medieval and Renaissance Students' Association (MaRSA) at CSULB is seeking proposals for individual papers and group panels from graduate and exceptional undergraduate students in all disciplines for its Fourth Annual Student Conference. Proposals should be sent as presentation abstracts of 250 words or less. Presentations should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length, allowing an additional 5-10 minutes for discussion and questions.

MaRSA welcomes proposals from all disciplines and levels of study, but submissions should be limited to topics ranging from the Medieval through Early Modern periods. Modern topics relevant to this period, such as anachronism or medievalism, as well as proposals pertaining to regions outside of Europe, are also welcome.

Although there is no theme associated with this year's conference, the following list of topics have been presented on in the past:

· The Monstrous and/or the Heroic

· European Literary Culture

· English Philology

· Issues of Anglo-Saxon Christianity in Literature

· Distinguishing Genders in Medieval Texts

· Colonizing the Early Modern Era

· Cultural Collisions of Space and Place

· Representations of Pre-Modern Women

· Christian Cycles in Early Modern Literature

· Community in Anglo-Saxon Literature

· Honor in Medieval and Renaissance Europe

· Iconoclasm in Eastern Christianity and the Schism


Proposals must include:
-The presenter of panel organizer's name and academic status [undergraduate (year)/graduate (MA; year)/graduate (PhD; year), ABD].
-A presentation title
-A 250-word abstract

Please see the abstract guide for further information on submitting a proposal

The deadline for abstracts is January 4, 2013. Accepted participants will be notified by email after all submissions have been reviewed.
Proposals (and any inquiries) should be submitted in the body of an e-mail to:
Please use the following subject heading when submitting abstracts: MARSA 2013


Further conference and registration information will be available at our homepage: