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CFP: Rappresentazioni and Medieval Mystery Plays (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 10:04am
robert michael sulewski

Abstracts now being accepted for a Special Session, Italian Sacre
Rappresentazioni, at the 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies at
Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 4-7, 2006. Papers are welcome on any topic related to
the Rappresentazioni, including but not limited to staging, performance, and
relationships to other mystery plays of medieval Europe.

Please submit abstracts by September 15th (sooner is better) to Rob Sulewski at
the address below. E-mail submissions are preferred because we are obliged to
send any abstracts not accepted for this session to the conference organizers
for general sessions. If you send an abstract, please remember to provide the
following:

CFP: Medieval Popular Culture (10/20/05; journal issue)

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Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 10:03am
Canitz, C.

Call for Papers

_Florilegium_, the journal of the Canadian Society of Medievalists, invites
submissions for its next volume, scheduled for publication in Summer 2006. Papers
on any aspect of Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages (including the post-medieval
representation of the medieval period) are welcome. A section of this volume is set
aside for a special cluster exploring the topic of medieval popular culture (and its
later reception), and additional papers on any aspect of this theme are particularly
encouraged.

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

CFP: Pearl-Poet (9/30/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 10:03am
Kenna L. Olsen

Apologies for cross posting

The Pearl-Poet Society is sponsoring the following four sessions at the
41st International Congress on Medieval Studies, 4-7 May 2006
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, Michigan.

1. "The Masculine and the Feminine in the Pearl-Poems"

2. "Politics and History in the Pearl-Poems"

3. "The God(s) of the Pearl-Poems"

4. "Teaching 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).

CFP: Abandonment and Exile In Anglo-Saxon Prose (9/10/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 10:03am
Erik Vorhes

CFP: Abandonment and Exile in Anglo-Saxon Prose, a special session at
the 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo MI

Old English literature is rich in poetry that explores solitude, from
the Wife's Lament to the Seafarer. But what about the prose?

This session seeks to explore the legal, literary, social, and
theological functions of abandonment and exile in that prose. Papers
that address law codes, penitentials, homilies, hagiography, and
other prose Anglo-Saxon texts are encouraged.

For questions or abstract submissions, please contact Erik Vorhes at
evorhes_at_gmail.com

CFP: Theorizing the Borders: Literature, History, and Identity Across the Anglo-Scottish Divide (9/7/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/0

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Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:07pm
Katherine Terrell (kterrell)

Special Session: Theorizing the Borders: Literature, History, and
Identity Across the Anglo-Scottish Divide

International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI
May 4-7 2006

Call for papers examining the real and imagined relationships between
England and Scotland in the Middle Ages, and how these relationships
helped to shape both English and Scottish conceptions of nation,
culture, and identity.

CFP: Anchoritic Session II (UK) (9/1/05; Leeds, 7/10/06-7/13/06)

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Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:07pm
McAvoy E.

I am currently putting together two sessions for the Leeds conference next
year on behalf of the Anchoritic Society. The first, on anchoritic
iconography, is already full but I am keen to receive abstracts for a second
session on the intersections between sanctity and anchoritic enclosure.

The title of the session will be 'Anchoritism and Sanctity, Anchorites and
Sainthood' and I would like to receive abstracts for 20-minute papers by
September 1st. Please send abstracts electronically to
e.mcavoy_at_swansea.ac.uk or else by snail mail to Liz Herbert McAvoy,
Department of English, Keir Hardy Building, University of Wales, Swansea,
Singleton Park, Swansea, Wales,
UK SA2 8PP

CFP: Theorizing Gender in Medieval Texts (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:07pm
Marla Segol

Theory: The process of theorizing gender in medieval texts

This panel will be dedicated to exploring the process of theorizing =20
gender in medieval texts.
It will focus on some key questions inherent to this process, such as =20=

the politics of interpreting particular texts and artifacts, and of =20
relating those interpretations to prevailing constructions of history =20=

and/or culture.

When we read a text or an artifact we make some fundamental decisions =20=

CFP: Medieval English Drama and Vernacular Theology (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:07pm
dlavinsk_at_umich.edu

Two Sponsored Sessions for the 41st International Congress in Medieval Studies
at Kalamazoo, 4-7 May 2006.

The Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program at the University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor, invites interdisciplinary, comparative, and global perspectives on
English drama and vernacular theology in the Middle Ages.

1. New Approaches to Medieval English Drama: Performing the Religious Other

Possible topics might include but are not limited to:

•Representations of Islam and the East
•Christian-Jewish relations
•Representations of Catholics in Early Protestant Drama
•Women and gender in Corpus Christi drama

CFP: The Church and the Law (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:07pm
J. Sexton

The rights of lay Christians, clergy, and even the church itself were
accommodated in secular law in a number of ways. This session will engage
recent work on the complicated, interwoven relationships between medieval
legal and religious traditions.
The organizers invite papers from a variety of disciplines (including
literary studies, legal history, and cultural and institutional history),
and especially work which investigates specific instances of attempts by
lawmakers or clergy to enforce, expand, or curtail religious practice or
ritual.

Please send abstracts of 250-300 words along with a brief cover letter to:

CFP: New England Saga Society at Kalamazoo (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:06pm
J. Sexton

The New England Saga Society is currently seeking papers for two sponsored
sessions at the 2006 41st International Congress at Kalamazoo in 2006.

Session I: The Problem of Revenge: Cultural Critiques in the Icelandic Sagas

The theme of Icelandic nationalism is undeniably important in the sagas, but
readers must not neglect the inherent cultural critiques which arise as
well. NESS will take up this discussion in a session that asks what
critiques we might find in the sagas, especially with regards to the
constant and violent feuds that erupt over Iceland's medieval landscape.

Session II: The World of Women in the Icelandic Sagas

CFP: Literary Renovations in Middle English Texts (9/10/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:06pm
sgayk_at_indiana.edu

41st International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, MI
May 4-7, 2006

CALL FOR PAPERS
"Literary Renovations in Middle English Texts: The Old Made New?"

James Simpson's new literary history, Reform and Cultural Revolution (Oxford,
2004), redefines the conventional periodic boundaries along the lines of
cultural practice. The 'medieval' period emerges as a culture of 'reform'
against the 'revolutionary' tendencies of the 'Renaissance' or 'early modern'
period. "Each deals differently with artefacts and buildings of the past,"
Simpson explains. "[T]he revolutionary model works by iconoclasm and
demolition, while the reformist model operates by accretive bricolage" (35).

CFP: Transitional Moments: Exploring Early Saints and Sanctity in Britain (9/10/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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Tuesday, August 9, 2005 - 2:01pm
Alison Walker

 Submissions are invited for a session on
"Transitional Moments: Exploring Early Saints and Sanctity in Britain"
at the 41st International Congress on Medieval=20
Studies, 4-7 May 2006, in Kalamazoo.=20

Studies in hagiography tend to center around particular saints and their
reception in specific locations; they rarely explore the transitions of
a saint between locations and vernaculars, or from one mode of
transmission to another. However, these transitions are very often what
define saints in Anglo-Saxon and Early Middle English literature, and
for this reason are very important to elucidate in their early
manifestations.

CFP: 7 Deadly Passions in Medieval Literature (UK) (9/10/05; Leeds, 7/10/06-7/13/06)

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Tuesday, August 9, 2005 - 1:59pm
angelique wheelock

Call For Papers: International Medieval Congress 2006, Leeds
Emotional Sin: The Seven Deadly Passions in Medieval Literature
Abstract Submission Deadline: 10 September, 2005

Abstracts are invited for 20 minute papers on the above subject to be
delivered at the Thirteenth International Medieval Congress in Leeds, UK,
10-13 July 2006. See www.leeds.ac.uk/imi/imc/imc2006/imc2006.htm for more
information.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

CFP: Health and Healing in Medieval Romance (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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Tuesday, August 2, 2005 - 4:21pm
Mica Gould

The Medieval Romance Society invites abstracts on the subject of Health and
Healing in Medieval Romance for presentation at the Forty-first
International Congress on Medieval Studies in May 2006. In the past decade,
scholarship has made significant contributions to the study of medieval
health and medicine. What has yet to be fully explored, however, is how
these concepts are manifested in popular literary works. Where does the
medical concept of the disease of love come into play in the literature?
What is the scientific explanation of "magical healing"? This session seeks
to explore how notions of health and healing inform, or are informed by,

CFP: Medieval Misericords: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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Tuesday, August 2, 2005 - 4:21pm
Mica Gould

Misericords, the carvings on choir stalls in medieval and renaissance
cathedrals, range in subject from spiritual to epic to fabliaux. This
session will explore recent scholarship on medieval misericords, addressing
not only the literary sources for their imagery but the iconographic
complexities of individual scenes and complete programs. The organizers
seek scholars working on literary, liturgical, and art historical approaches
to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue about these objects. Subjects might
include the analysis of particular types of scenes and their sources, the
evolution of particular kinds of subjects, or the relation of misericords to

CFP: Arthurian Legend (10/3/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)

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Tuesday, August 2, 2005 - 4:21pm
Leslie Fife

CFP: ARTHURIAN LEGEND

 

POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION

THIRTY-SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING

 

APRIL 12-15, 2006

 

MARRIOTT MARQUIS HOTEL

ATLANTA, GA

 

 

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: Multilingualism and History of the English Language (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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Tuesday, August 2, 2005 - 4:20pm
Michael Matto

We are very pleased that the Society for the Study of the History of the English Language (SSHEL) will be sponsoring two sessions at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo next year (May 4-7, 2006).

1. Regular Session: "Multilingualism: Linguistic, Historical, Cultural, and Literary Approaches." This session aims to explore links between multilingualism, cultural practices, and social identities in medieval England. We invite papers that combine methods in linguistics or language studies with methods in literary theory or cultural studies in order to investigate multilingualism and its links to gender/sexuality, community or nation in medieval England.

UPDATE: The Brut Tradition: A Comparative Approach (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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Friday, July 29, 2005 - 12:39pm
andrewmaines

Although applicants are welcome to submit proposals by replying to my =
e-mail address(andrewmaines_at_sbcglobal.net), I recognize that some would =
prefer to mail a hard copy to my campus address.

Therefore, abstracts can be sent to me at:

Andrew Maines
University of Connecticut
Dept. of English,=20
Box U-4025
215 Glenbrook Road
Storrs, CT 06269-4025

I should also clarify, for those who are not familiar with the Medieval =
Congress, that I am seeking abstracts for 20 minute papers.

Thank You,
Andrew Maines

Text of original CFP:

CFP: Digital REED Session (9/1/05; Leeds, 7/10/06-7/13/06)

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Friday, July 29, 2005 - 12:38pm
James Cummings

Call For Papers: International Medieval Congress 2006, Leeds
Records of Early English Drama: Digital REED
Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 September, 2005

The Records of Early English Drama project invites abstracts to be
submitted for 20 minute papers to be delivered at the thirteenth
International Medieval Congress which will take place in Leeds, UK,
from 10-13 July 2006.

Session Abstract:
Digital REED

CFP: Digital Medievalist Sessions (UK) (9/1/05; Leeds, 7/10/06-7/13/06)

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Friday, July 29, 2005 - 12:37pm
James Cummings

Call For Papers: International Medieval Congress 2006, Leeds
Digital Medievalist
Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 September, 2005

The Digital Medievalist project invites abstracts to be submitted
for 20 minute papers to be delivered in either of two sessions at
the thirteenth International Medieval Congress which will take place
in Leeds, UK, from 10-13 July 2006.

Session Abstracts:

Digital Medievalist General Session: Electronic Surrogates

CFP: Chretien de Troyes (8/31/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 8:04pm
Murray, Sarah Jane

This session, entitled "Parallel Universes in Chrétien de Troyes" seeks to foster a lively discussion on different approaches to the works of Chrétien de Troyes: e.g., literary analysis, codicological studies, text/ image relations. Topics which explore comparisons and contrasts within Chrétien's romances (sacred/ profane; masculine/ feminine; lyric/narrative; etc.) will also be welcome. Depending on number of submissions, a second session may be organized. Send proposals by the end of August, 2005 to: SJ_Murray_at_baylor.edu. (Sessions organized by Sarah-Jane Murray, Baylor U., and Paul Creamer, Columbia U.)
 
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CFP: Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship at 20: Archives (9/15/05: Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 8:04pm
jbrown_at_hartford.edu

Abstracts are invited for a sponsored session, "SMFS at 20: Archives," at
the 41st Annual Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo (May 4-7, 2006). This
panel, one of several celebrating 20 years of the Society for Medieval
Feminist Scholarship, is interested in answering the questions: How do we
find the women in the Middle Ages? How do we find the primary sources
with which to research them? Papers dealing with feminist research in
wills, legal and court records, letters, etc. are invited. Please send
abstracts by September 15 via email to jbrown_at_hartford.edu. Snail mail
can be sent to: Dr. Jennifer Brown, English Department, University of
Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117.

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