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

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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

2. Late Medieval Vernacular Theology in Context: Arundel, Censorship and
Biblical Translation

Possible topics might include but are not limited to:

•Lollard texts and their reception
•Reconsiderations of medieval heresy
•Arundel's Constitutions and censorship
•Exegesis, biblical hermeneutics, and translation theory


Papers will be limited to 20 minutes. Accepted participants must commit
themselves to attending. Please submit, preferably by email, a 300-word
abstract with official Congress cover sheet, a brief vita, and any requests for
AV equipment to David Lavinsky, University of Michigan ( by
September 15, 2005. For more information, and for access to Congress forms,
please consult:

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