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

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Robin Stephen Gilbank
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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.

Some topics for papers include:-
Mystery plays and medieval drama
Cistercian and Carmelite writings
Richard Rolle and other mystics
Dialects and scribes
Manuscripts with a distinctively northern provenance
Texts with northern English origins and audience
Local saints and their cults

Venue: Gregynog Hall, near Newtown, Powys, Wales, UK.

Cost: =A360 tenured staff and =A330 research students (inclusive of =
registration, accommodation and meals).

Plenary speakers: Rlaph Hanna III (Keble College, Oxford) and Elaine =
Treharne (University of Leicester).

Proposals of no more than 250 words should be sent to either Robin =
Gilbank or Dr Liz Herbert McAvoy =

Organized jointly by the Universities of Wales, Aberystwyth, and Swansea.

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