Cornell Medieval Studies Student Colloquium (February 22, 2014). Call for Papers due December 1, 2013.

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Cornell University—Medieval Studies Student Colloquium
Call for Papers
Saturday, February 22, 2014

The medievalist graduate students at Cornell are pleased to announce their twenty-fourth annual Student Colloquium. The Colloquium will take place Saturday, February 22nd at the A.D. White House on campus. Professor Fiona Somerset of the University of Connecticut will present the keynote address with material from her current book project on social consent from 1100-1500.

The theme for this year’s colloquium is likewise centered on the idea of consent. In thinking about consent within medieval culture, papers can address (but are not limited to) any number of questions regarding:

**The role of consent in domestic or interpersonal relationships.
**The will’s consent to reason or the passions.
**Corporate or social consent.
**Representations of consent in literature.
**Political consent (or how a realm or nation can be said to consent to their leaders).
**Consent between a text and its reader.

We invite students from Cornell and other universities to share papers on their research or interests in any area of medieval studies. Papers may focus on Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, or the Early Modern Period in Western Europe and beyond. We are seeking submissions in all disciplines, including (but not limited to) archaeology, art history, history, linguistics, literature, musicology, paleography, philosophy, and theology.

Our program was founded on the value of interdisciplinarity, and we encourage papers that take on more than one discipline. Above all, the aim of the Colloquium is to provide an open environment to share and converse about works in-progress, which may range from seminar papers to portions of dissertation chapters to independent scholarship.

Abstract submissions (c. 300 words) for 20-minute presentations must be received by December 1, 2013 in order to be considered. They may be submitted by e-mail attachment to Kaylin Myers at

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