The Medieval Research Consortium at the University of California, Davis, is now accepting abstracts for the following two sessions at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies to be held May 13-16, 2010.
1. Enclosure in Old and Middle English Literature
This session will investigate what types of mental and physical enclosures exist in Old and Middle English literature and how they function. Possible topics include architectural constructions such as cities and buildings, burial enclosures, and naturally occuring enclosures such as caves, but the panel also welcomes papers addressing mental enclosures of all kinds.