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CFP: Service Learning and Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:45pm
croman2_at_kent.edu

Apologies for cross posting

Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching is sponsoring a session
entitled Service Learning and Medieval Studies at the 42nd International
Congress on Medieval Studies, 10-13 May 2007 at Western Michigan
University in Kalamazoo, MI.

This panel will investigate how teachers can utilize concepts of Service
Learning in a Medieval Studies course (encompassing all aspects and
levels of teaching the Middle Ages).

Abstracts from scholars of all levels are welcome.

Please submit a one-page abstract to the address below(please include
complete contact information as required by the Congress).

CFP: UC Davis Medieval Research Consortium (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:45pm
Kendra Smith

The Medieval Research Consortium at UC Davis is pleased to announce two
sessions for the 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western
Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 10-13, 2007.

1. "Excess and Outlandishness in Late Medieval Texts" will address how
texts challenge rhetorical norms of decorum and moderation, and exceed
their boundaries--especially the boundaries from which texts deliver their
messages to a late medieval audience.

2. "Hybridized Bodies and Spaces in Medieval Literature" will examine texts
that present overlapping and competing ideological claims--such as gender
and/or nation--on medieval bodies, cities, architecture and landscapes.

CFP: fragment, c. 1300-2000 (UK) (12/16/06; 6/29/07-7/1/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm
elisabeth salter

CONFERENCE TITLE: "fragment, cultural histories and vocabularies of the
fragment in text and image c. 1300-2000"

3 day Interdisciplinary Conference, hosted by Department of English, and
Institute for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Wales,
Aberystwyth, UK

500 word abstracts for discussion papers, creative workshops,
performances/installations by 16th December 2006

Themes might include: making/unmaking, text/intertext, pastiche bricolage,
narratology and poetics, embodiment, artefacts, figments,
interdisciplinarity, memory and remembrance, archaeologies of meaning,
remnants/remainders

Selected papers to be published by Manchester University Press

CFP: Florilegium - Medieval Studies (8/31/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:43pm
Canitz, C.

_Florilegium_, the journal of the Canadian Society of Medievalists/Société
canadienne des médiévistes, invites submissions for its next volume. Papers on any
aspect of Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages (including the post-medieval
representation of the medieval period) are welcome. Submissions intended for the
next volume should arrive by the end of August 2006.

For information about the journal, please visit
<http://www.csm.wlu.ca/Florilegium/florilegium.htm>.

CFP: Pearl-Poet at Kalamazoo (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
Kimberly Jack

Apologies for cross posting

The Pearl-Poet Society is sponsoring the following four sessions at the 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, 10-13 May 2007 at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI.

1. "Masculinities in the Pearl-Poems"

2. "Humor and Play in the Pearl-Poems"

3. "Promiscuity and Decorum in the Pearl-Poems"

4. "Performance in/of the Pearl-Poems"

We invite abstracts from scholars of all levels—from graduate student to senior academic.

Please submit a one-page abstract to the desired session (please include complete contact information as required by the Congress).

CFP: Style and Re-vision in Tolkien (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
Robin Reid

Style and Re-vision in Tolkien

While Edmund Wilson lampooned Tolkien's style, even more sympathetic critics
such as Burton Raffel have argued that Tolkien's style is not sufficiently
literary ,while some dismiss his writing as artless. More recently, Tom
Shippey has argued that the hybrid styles of The Lord of the Rings are
purposefully chosen for aesthetic effects. With the publication of the
History of Middle-earth, we can study the development of Tolkien's style and
analyze his writing process, both of which changed dramatically over time
and among literary works.

CFP: Gender and Ethnicity in Tolkien (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:30pm
Robin Reid

CFP: Gender and Ethnicity in Tolkien (Kalamazoo, 9-15-2006; 5-10-13-07)

 

Gender and Ethnicity in Tolkien

 

Proposals on Tolkien's legendarium, including but not limited to The Lord of
the Rings, are sought for a sponsored session on "Gender and Ethnicity in
Tolkien" for the 2007 International Congress on medieval studies.

 

CFP: Tolkien at Kalamazoo (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

updated: 
Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 3:22pm
Robin Reid

CFP: Tolkien at Kalamazoo (Kalamazoo, 9-15-2006; 5-10-13-07)

 

Tolkien at Kalamazoo is sponsoring seven sessions at the 2007 International
Congress of Medieval Studies.

 

Proposals that fit any of the following session topics are welcome:

 

I. Tolkien's Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

II. Religion and Tolkien

III. War and Exile in Tolkien

IV. Gender and Ethnicity in Tolkien

V. Music and Language in Tolkien

VI. Style and Re-vision in Tolkien

VII. Tolkien Unbound

 

The deadline is September 15, 2006.

 

CFP: Arthurian Legends (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:30pm
Leslie Fife

     
  ARTHURIAN LEGENDS
   
  Popular Culture Association
  Thirty-seventh Annual Meeting
   
  April 4-7, 2007
  BostonMarriott Copley Place
  Boston, Massachusetts
   
  Papers and panel proposals on all popular treatments
  of Arthurian Legend from any period and in any medium--
  print, visual, musical, commercial, electronic--are welcome.
   
  Abstracts should be 250 words max. Panel proposals must
  include abstracts from all session participants. E-mail
  submissions are acceptable. Please submit abstracts and
  proposals in duplicate.
   
   
  Electronic submissions to:
   
  e.sklar_at_wayne.edu and DHof635094_at_aol.com

CFP: Readers, Reading and Reception in Medieval Devotional Literature and Practice (9/30/06; collection)

updated: 
Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:29pm
uselmanns_at_rhodes.edu

apologies for x-posting
 
READERS, READING AND RECEPTION IN DEVOTIONAL LITERATURE AND PRACTICE
(Essay Collection)
 
We are currently soliciting proposals for essay-length studies about
readers, reading, and reception in devotional literature and practice,
with particular interest in England in the later Middle Ages. This
collection of essays draws on current scholarly interest in medieval
readers, reading, and reception that extends across such disciplinary
bounds as art history, architecture, social history, and literature
studies. We seek proposals for papers that investigate a wide variety
of approaches to and examples of devotional readers, reading or
reception in the later Middle Ages.

CFP: Layamon's Brut Society (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

updated: 
Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:29pm
kjt9t

CFP: Layamon's Brut Society (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

The International Layamon's Brut Society is pleased to announce two sessions
for the 42nd
International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University,
Kalamazoo, MI, May 10-13,
2007.

CFP: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Appropriations of Medieval English Literature (9/15/2006; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

updated: 
Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:28pm
Erik Vorhes

The writer of Ecclesiastes laments, "Of making many books there is no
end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh." This session aims
to explore various models of appropriation of medieval English
literature. Topics include the adoption of the medieval concept of
'auctoritas'; the use of earlier texts as polemic; the adaptation of
earlier or contemporary material for satirical purposes; the
deliberate or accedintal misattribution of an author to a text; and
the material reuse of manuscript pages in bookbinding, the assembly
of leaf books, and the composition of commonplace books.

CFP: Cityscapes: Town and Country in the Medieval Imagination (UK) (7/31/06; Leeds, 7/9/07-7/12/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:14am
Malte Urban

The effect of cityscapes on the creative imagination has in recent years
become one of the countless concerns of contemporary cultural criticism, but
surprisingly little attention has been paid to the medieval roots of the
perception of urban environments. Building upon the considerable recent work
on the city in the Middle Ages, this session aims to address this critical
vacuum by bringing together papers that discuss the relationship of town and
country in the medieval imagination. Can we sustain a belief in an ultimate
and insurmountable otherness of the medieval imagination or are the medieval
and postmodern views of cityscapes in fact two sides of the same coin? I

CFP: Medieval Popular Culture (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:14am
Leslie Fife

Medieval Popular Culture
  CALL FOR PAPERS
   
  The Medieval Popular Culture area
  of the Popular Culture Association invites
  abstracts for the next annual meeting:
   
  APRIL 4 - 7, 2007
  BOSTON, MA
  Boston Marriott Copley Place
   
  Submissions are welcome on any aspect of popular culture
  in the Middle Ages, as well as on medieval themes, motifs,
  and medievalism in modern popular culture.
   
  We are also soliciting submissions for the following panels:
   
  TEACHING ROUNDTABLE: How to use popular culture
  to teach the Middle Ages, including films, comics, novels
  and other cultural products.
   
  PROTEAN ARTHUR: Explore

CFP: John Gower in the 21st Century (UK) (7/31/06; Leeds, 7/9/07-7/12/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:13am
Malte Urban

The poetry of John Gower has experienced a renaissance of critical interest
in recent years, and scholars are beginning to realise the potential of
subjecting his works to an array of innovative approaches. This session aims
to bring together a panel assessing Gower¹s situation within 21st-century
medieval studies, and it is hoped that we can define more clearly his
position in the contemporary academy and his relation to the London culture
in which he was working, especially the relationship between his poetry and
that of his contemporaries and successors.

Possible topics include:

CFP: Questioning Colonialism (10/15/06; 2/22/07-2/24/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:12am
Merideth, Aaron James

February 22-24, 2007. Questioning Colonialism. The Sixteenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Interdisciplinary Symposium at the University of Miami invites abstracts for papers on topics dealing with colonization and its aftermath in the Americas, Africa, the Mideast, and the Far East. Topics may include indigenous cultures and their reaction to colonization; navigation; cartography; visual and literary representations of the colonized and the colonizing; the transformation of European world views; and the effects of empire in North and South America. We welcome a variety of conceptual and methodological approaches.

CFP: The Merry Widow: Rethinking Widowhood in History, Culture, and Society (UK) (12/31/06; 7/7/07-7/9/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:12am
McAvoy E.

THE MERRY WIDOW: RETHINKING WIDOWHOOD IN HISTORY, CULTURE AND SOCIETY
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Papers and full sessions for a strand on medieval widowhood are =
currently
being sought for a conference hosted by the Centre for Research into =
Gender
in Culture and Society (GENCAS) at the University of Wales, Swansea =
July
7th-9th, 2007.

Keynote Speakers:=20
Veena Talwar Oldenburg, Professor of History, Baruch College, CUNY
Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly, Professor of German Literature, Exeter College,
Oxford
Dr Anneke Mulder-Bakker, Fellow in Medieval History, University of =
Leiden,
Netherlands
Susie Boyt, Novelist

CFP: Undergraduate Papers: Med-Ren (undergrad) (7/1/06; 9/14/06-9/16/06)

updated: 
Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 6:19pm
kjt9t

The University of Virginia's College at Wise, Medieval-Renaissance Conference
is pleased to announce a call for undergraduate papers for the upcoming
Medieval-Renaissance Conference, September 14-16, 2006.

Papers by undergraduates covering any area of medieval and renaissance studies
are welcome. Abstracts for papers should be 250-300 words in length and
should be accompanied by a brief letter of recommendation from a faculty
sponsor.

Abstracts may be submitted electronically or by snail-mail by July 1 to:

CFP: The Medieval World: From the Secular to the Spiritual (10/1/06; 2/24/07)

updated: 
Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 5:27pm
Britt C Rothauser

24th Annual New England Medieval Studies Consortium Graduate Student Conference

University of Connecticut

The Medieval World: From the Secular to the Spiritual
Saturday, February 24, 2007

Plenary Speaker: James Simpson, Harvard University
Professor of English and American Literature and Language; Life Fellow, Girton College Cambridge;
Honorary Fellow, Australian Academy of the Humanities

Abstracts from graduate students are now being accepted on all topics concerning late antiquity through the late Middle Ages. We strongly encourage papers from a variety of disciplines, including:

CFP: Tolkien and the Inklings (7/1/06; 9/14/06-9/16/06)

updated: 
Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 5:27pm
kjt9t

The University of Virginia's College at Wise, Medieval-Renaissance Conference
is pleased to announce a call for a panel on JRR Tolkine and the Inklings for
the upcoming Medieval-Renaissance Conference, September 14-16, 2006.

Papers covering all aspects of the works of Tolkien and his peers are welcome,
with special consideration given to papers that discuss their works in
relation to medieval and/or renaissance art, literature, and culture.
Abstracts for papers should be 250-300 words in length and may be submitted
electronically or by snail-mail by July 1 to:

CFP: Teaching Medieval Studies in the Two-Year College (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

updated: 
Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 5:27pm
chewning_at_ucc.edu

Call for Papers

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"Teaching Medieval Studies in the Two-Year College"

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42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

May 10-13, 2007

=20

Papers should focus on any aspect of the teaching of Medieval or
Renaissance literature, culture, history, politics, or spirituality in a
two-year college environment. Papers should be no longer than twenty
minutes in length.

=20

Deadline: September 15, 2006

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Please include with your abstract: Name and Affiliation, Email address,
Postal address, Telephone number, A/V requirements (if any)

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Contact: Susannah Chewning

CFP: Teaching Medieval Women (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 5:27pm
chewning_at_ucc.edu

Call for Papers

=20

"Teaching Medieval Women"

=20

38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

March 1-4, 2007

Baltimore, Maryland

=20

Papers should address any aspect of teaching medieval women, including
teaching the texts and subjects associated with women (female authors,
protagonists, subjects, and audiences) in medieval literature, as well
as the act of teaching medieval women themselves (issues of literacy and
the education of women). Papers should be no longer than twenty minutes
in length.

=20

Deadline: September 15, 2006

=20

CFP: Anchoritic Society (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

updated: 
Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 5:26pm
chewning_at_ucc.edu

Call for Papers

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International Anchoritic Society sessions

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42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

May 10-13, 2007

=20

The International Anchoritic Society will organize three sessions for
the 42nd Congress:

=20

1. Claire of Assisi: In cooperation with the producers of the
series of short films, Mystic Women of the Middle Ages, we will show one
of their films, 24-minutes in length, devoted to Claire of Assisi, and
present three papers on the subject of Claire and her relationship to
the anchoritic and mystic tradition. =20

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UPDATE: Humor in Middle English (10/1/06; collection)

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:43pm
Michael George

Call for Papers
Essay Collection on Humor in Middle English
Deadline for Papers: 10/1/06
Edited by Michael W. George

This update extends the deadline and scope of my collection. I am
seeking essays on any aspect of humor in Middle English texts. Essays on
humor theory and humor in individual texts/writers are welcome.
Publication of the volume should occur approximately one year from
deadline. Complete manuscripts and queries should be sent to the email
address below.

Guidelines:
Length: 5000 words
Style: Chicago, 15th ed.
Submission: MS Word or RTF (rich text) document emailed to
mgeorge_at_millikin.edu)

UPDATE: Medievalism Transformed (grad) (UK) (5/8/06; 6/3/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 2:18pm
Medievalism Transformed

Call for Papers

DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!

Medievalism Transformed:
Imagining the Medieval World

An interdisciplinary postgraduate conference,3 June 2006.

Submissions due 8 May, 2006.

Your proposal for a 20-minute paper should be no longer than 300 words. Please
make submissions electronically to medievalismtransformed_at_bangor.ac.uk by 8
May 2006. Proposals should be accompanied by your name, institutional
affiliation, email address, and contact information.

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