CFP: Illumination (3/17/06; online journal)

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M.C. Flannery
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Dear all,

It is with great pleasure that I forward to you the following Call for
Papers for the 2006 Summer issue of Marginalia.

Very best wishes,

Mary Flannery
The Medieval Reading Group at the University of Cambridge



'The theme for the third issue of Marginalia is 'Illumination'. In recent
months, the 'Cambridge Illuminations' exhibition has provoked much thought
on illumination in textual and manuscript studies. For the third issue of
Marginalia, we invite contributors to consider broader approaches to issues
of 'illumination', in the Middle Ages, and in scholarly approaches to this
period. We welcome submissions from graduates working in all areas of
Medieval studies, which might address illumination in terms of

 - sight and the visual

 - spiritual or metaphorical revelation

 - scientific discoveries of the Middle Ages

 - issues of epistemology and knowledge

 - overturning the stigma of the 'dark ages'

We invite submissions in the form of long articles (approximately 5,000
words) and shorter Notes and Queries style articles (approximately 1,000
words). These must conform to the MHRA style guide (available online at Please see our Notes for Contributors ( )for further details regarding
style requirements.

Submissions should be sent by e-mail to the editors at, by the deadline 17 March 2006. We will be
happy to receive brief proposals and to answer queries sent to the same

The editors of Marginalia are graduate students, advised by a board of
academics, from the University of Cambridge.

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