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

full name / name of organization: 
W Tai
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Abstracts are now being accepted for a session at the 2006 International
Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan:
 Death in Medieval Romance
 Death--whether of the hero, a lover, parent, child, traitor, monster,
or simply foot-soldier (and the list could go on)--is a recurrent and
essential feature of romance narratives. It is, almost without
exception, necessary to plot as well as meaning. Death can imply a
final peace or the serving of justice but it might equally trigger off
revenge and more deaths; death initiates narratives and closes them
and, no matter where we turn, the texts are full of dismembered bodies,
severed heads and pools of blood. This session invites papers that
consider any aspect of death in romance (its function, significance,
contexts, and what might be called method or style) from divergent
disciplinary and theoretical perspectives.
 Please submit abstracts by September 15th to Wanchen Tai (a PhD student
in the department of English and Related Literature at the University of
 York) at the <>. Please remember to provide the
 * your name and affiliation,
 * a title for your paper,
 * your contact information (including office and home phone number, fax
number, and e-mail address) *an abstract cover sheet available at:
 * your A/V or computer needs as required on the abstract cover sheet.
 You can fill in the interactive abstract cover sheet online, save a
copy, and send it as an e-mail attachment. An abstract cover sheet is
required to place your paper in a session.
 For more conference information, please refer the the following
conference webpage,

 Thank you very much and I am looking forward to your submission.

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