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CFP: American Medieval: American Popular Culture in Medieval Film (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

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Friday, August 4, 2006 - 1:26pm
ilan1_at_juno.com

Call for Paper Abstracts, proposal deadline: September 15

Session:
American Medieval: American Popular Culture in Medieval Film
42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
May 10-13, 2007

Depictions of the "medieval" in film often have very little to do with
medieval culture. Instead, the medieval period often becomes a
metaphor for issues, anxieties, and themes that are both modern and
culturally/nationally situated. This panel explores American
cinematic constructions of the "medieval" in an effort to discuss
medievalism in terms of American cultural studies.

CFP: Disability in the Middle Ages (12/1/06; collection)

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Friday, August 4, 2006 - 1:25pm
eyler_joshua_at_colstate.edu

I am seeking submissions for an essay collection on disability in the
Middle Ages. The goals of this book are not only to broaden our
knowledge of medieval disabilities and the representations of these
disabilities but also to demonstrate the ways in which the modern field
of Disability Studies can inform the work of medievalists. As such, I
welcome essays from any field of study, but each submission should show
some awareness of current findings in Disability Studies to complement
its analysis of the medieval world. Topics may include, but are
certainly not limited to, depictions of disability in medieval
literature, historical analyses, theoretical inquiries, etc. I will be

CFP: Fifth Fifteenth-Century Conference at UIUC (10/15/06; 5/6/07-5/9/07)

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Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 2:52am
Robert Barrett

Please consider this message a preliminary "call for papers" to the
Fifth Fifteenth-Century Conference (sponsored by the Richard III
Society and the Program in Medieval Studies and the English Department
of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

This tri-annual conference will be held 6 May 2007, just before the
annual International Medieval Congress at Western Michigan University
(10-13 May).

The Fifteenth-Century Conference will once again be held at scenic
Allerton Park in Montecello, Illinois. It will feature Prof. Barrie
Dobson, Cambridge University (retired), and Prof. Pamela King,
University of Bristol, as plenary and keynote speakers.

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