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CFP: Invention and Discovery in the Middle Ages (grad) (UK) (12/31/05; 2/17/06-2/18/06)

Monday, October 24, 2005 - 3:11am
GW Griffith, English


12th Annual Postgraduate Medieval Conference
17th-18th February 2006
University of Bristol, UK

'Invention and Discovery'

We are pleased to invite papers from postgraduate medievalists on the theme
of Invention and Discovery in the Middle Ages (c.500AD - c. 1500AD). This
is a period with which ideas of Invention and Discovery resonate in many
ways, including (but not limited to):

CFP: Northern English Religious Writers Conference (UK) (12/1/05; 6/30/06-7/1/06)

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 4:38am
Robin Stephen Gilbank

CFP: Northern English Religious Writers Conference (abstract deadline =
12/1/05; conference dates 06/30/06-07/01/06)

This conference represents the first full-scale opportunity to examine =
the production and circulation of religious texts within the northern =
counties of England between 1100-1500. In recent years critical =
attention has focused on the role played by works by the Yorkshire =
hermit Richard Rolle (c. 1300-49) in revitalising lay spirituality. This =
interdisciplinary event widens the scope of the investigation to =
consider genres as diverse as drama and hagiography, which offer insight =
into religious devotion and practices in the region.

CFP: Women Writers of Spain and the Americas (1300-1800) (3/15/06; AEEA, 9/21/06-9/23/06)

Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 3:02pm
Grady C. Wray

The Asociación de Escritoras de España y las Américas (1300-1800) (AEEA)
invites abstracts for its 2006 Conference held in conjunction with the
Association for Hispanic Classical Theater (AHCT) in Washington, D.C., on
September 21-23, 2006. The keynote speaker will be Christopher Wilson, an
expert on Carmelite iconography and professorial lecturer of Art History at
George Washington University. Karen Berman, of Georgetown University, and
Hugo Medrano, of Gala Theater in Washington, D.C.
(, will direct plays by early modern Spanish
women. A theater workshop will be held at Gala Theater following the

CFP: The Human Person and Nature in Medieval Literature (Taiwan) (10/31/05; Fu Jen, 4/21/06-4/22/06)

Friday, September 30, 2005 - 4:32pm
Brian Reynolds

Call for Papers

We invite you to contribute to the Seventh Annual Fu Jen Medieval
Conference, entitled 'The Human Person and Nature in Medieval Literature',
which will take place in April of 2006 (dates to be finalised). The
conference will seek to explore the Medieval understanding of nature,
situated in the relationship between matter and form, body and soul,
creation and God. We are especially interested in papers that cross
disciplinary boundaries. Some areas that papers might address are:

· Nature, fallen and redeemed

· Unity and diversity in nature

· Nature as text and sign

· Nature and gender

CFP: Pre-1600 Poetry (5/31/06; edited volume)

Friday, September 30, 2005 - 4:31pm
Michelle M. Sauer

Call for Contributors: Facts on File Companion to Pre-1600 British
Edited by Michelle M. Sauer

Still looking for qualified individuals to write short entries on
various topics related to poetry, poets, and specific poems of the
British medieval and Tudor eras, including Scottish, Welsh, and Irish
texts as well. Contributors will receive full credit for their work.
Deadlines are flexible and negotiable through spring semester 2006.

If you are interested, please send an inquiry to:
<>. Your e-mail should contain a brief overview
of your qualifications and interests. Graduate students welcome to

UPDATE: Medieval Studies: Bedroom Culture and Potions (no deadline; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

Friday, September 30, 2005 - 4:31pm
Tina Boyer


Call For Papers: International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western
Michigan University (May 4-7, 2006):

The UC Davis Medieval Research Consortium invites abstracts of 20-minute
papers for the following sponsored sessions:

1) A session on "Potions and Charms: Artifice and Manipulation" which
addresses the role of magical implements by exploring their manipulation
as both a rhetorical and a creative force in several medieval texts.

2) A session on "Bedroom Culture: Intimacy, Incest and Redemption" which
focuses not only on the issue of incest but raises the question of the
redemptive quality of love in medieval Romances.

CFP: Religion and Ploughman Texts (UK) (9/28/05; Leeds, 7/10/06-7/13/06)

Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:36pm
Annemarie Thijms

We welcome all proposals on one or more Ploughman text that deal with religious
issues. Langland's Piers Plowman is of course one possible text, but we also
welcome proposals concerning, for example, Pierce the Plowman's Crede, the
Plowman's Tale, early Tudor Ploughman texts, Iolo Goch's Ploughman text or
Johannes von Tepl's Der Ackermann. Please send in your proposal to one of the
emails below by Wednesday the 28th of September.
Mary Carr (PhD student University of Oxford; and
Annemarie Thijms (PhD Student Trinity College Dublin;

UPDATE: Theorizing the Borders: Literature, History, and Identity Across the Anglo-Scottish Divide (9/27/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5

Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:35pm
Katherine Terrell (kterrell)

Deadline Extended for sponsored 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

We invite papers on any aspect of medieval Anglo-Scottish relations;
we are particularly interested in theoretically informed papers
examining how these real or imagined relationships helped to shape
conceptions of nation, culture, and identity on both sides of the

New deadline: Sept. 27

Please send 500-word abstracts via e-mail to session organizers:

Katherine Terrell

CFP: Medieval Popular Culture (11/1/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/16/06)

Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:35pm
Laity, Kathryn

The Medieval area of the Popular Culture Association is now accepting
abstracts for the Thirty-Sixth National PCA Conference, April 12-16, 2006,
in Atlanta, GA.

We seek 15-20 minute papers on medieval popular culture, including for

literature, laws, penitentials, music, saints' lives, oral traditions,
charms and
folk remedies, wall paintings, clothing and jewelry, and so forth;