SAMLA Convention--Marriott Atlanta--November 8-10, 2013

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Dan Marshall / Georgia State University
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This year's conference theme is: Images, Illuminations, Maps, and Marginalia in Medieval Texts. This is a call for papers for our Regular session English I (Medieval) as follows: Medieval texts often include visual matter in addition to the text – from the crude illustrations in the only extant manuscript of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight to the elaborate Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. Often illustration was imbedded in the text itself, in the form of the decorated Initials; and sometimes decoration overwhelmed the text itself, as in the 'carpet' pages in the Book of Kells. This panel invites papers exploring the function of images of all kinds in Medieval texts. Please send via email a 300-word proposal by May 15 to Dan Marshall at