UPDATE: Anchoritic Society Sessions (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

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The International Anchoritic Society is sponsoring three sessions at the
International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan
University, May 4th through 7th 2006. =20


1. Christine Carpenter

This will be a double session, one with papers and one in which we will
show the film Anchoress. We are interested not only in reactions to the
film but also to how Christine Carpenter can be perceived from other
documents, texts, and perspectives. The film session is co-sponsored by
the International Anchoritic Society and the Society for Medieval
Feminist Scholarship.


2. Versions, Transmissions, Reception: Anchoritic Textuality

Papers on any of the various rules and instructions for anchorites and
recluses (Gremlaic, Aelred, Ancrene Wisse, the Dublin Rule, others?) as
well as the different forms of transmission of the texts and the
devotional practices of recluses and anchorites.


3. Communities of Solitude

Papers that might move beyond simply the anchoritic and look at other
lives of chosen solitude in medieval culture and life, and how those
forms of devotion and living interconnect with one another.


Deadline for abstracts is September 15th 2005.


Please forward questions or abstracts of twenty-minute papers to=20


Susannah Chewning

Department of English

Union County College

1033 Springfield Avenue

Cranford, NJ 07016


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