The Maid of Orleans: Joan of Arc as inspired leader, protofeminist, and icon for the ages

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Ellen Dolgin -NeMLA
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45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

Joan's legacy has engendered admiration and/or consternation. This seminar will focus on the medieval contexts surrounding her rise and fall: from political to mystical to. Papers may examine Joan in her own time. Or, emphasis can be on Joan's iconographic social status after her "lost" trial transcripts re-emerged in the 19th century. Biographies, cultural studies, and literary texts that appeared are especially suitable. Please send 250 word abstracts by SEPTEMBER 30 to