[UPDATE] The Significance of Space in Middle English Romances

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Kalamazoo 2014

I am soliciting abstracts for a 15-20 minute presentation at Congress 2014, and a Participant Information Form (link below), by September 1, 2013, to Lisa Myers (myersl@unm.edu).

The session, "The Significance of Space in Middle English Romances," offers scholars a venue to discuss current research on the use of space and place in Middle English Romances. Space and place are an integral aspect of culture, simultaneously creating and being created by it. They offer significant opportunities to unpack both their conscious and unconscious uses in romance texts in any number of ways such as personal, social or political aspects. Spaces can have clear boundaries or they might be undefined or uncertain, such as along borders. Spaces might have the power to influence the individual or the individual might reshape the space and therefore its significance. This session is designed as a setting for the exploration of not just the many functions of space but also the ways in which space creates meaning in Middle English Romance texts.

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