CFP: Theorizing the Borders: Literature, History, and Identity Across the Anglo-Scottish Divide (9/7/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/0
Special Session: Theorizing the Borders: Literature, History, and
Identity Across the Anglo-Scottish Divide
International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University
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.
The thrust of much of the recent scholarship on English literary
nationalism has been to trace the creation of a sense of "Englishness,"
often through analysis of the symbolic differentiation and separation
of that Englishness from neighboring identities. While this scholarship
deals explicitly with England's relationships to France, Ireland, and
Wales--and even internal "others" such as Jews and the rising merchant
classes--Scotland is a conspicuous absence.
This session presents an opportunity to address this potentially
illuminating lacuna in scholarship by bringing scholars of English and
of Scottish materials into closer dialogue. We particularly welcome
theoretically-informed papers dealing with any aspect of English and
Scottish nationalisms or Anglo-Scottish relations.
Submit 500-word abstracts (via e-mail) by Sept. 10 to session
From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
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or write Jennifer Higginbotham: higginbj_at_english.upenn.edu
Received on Fri Aug 12 2005 - 11:07:40 EDT