UPDATE: Adolescent Medievalism (2/15/06; collection)

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Lorretta Holloway
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Working Title--Adolescent Medievalism: The Middle Ages Packaged for Children and Young Adults

As stated in our initial CFP, we are interested in abstracts on how the Middle Ages has been and is presented to young people. This focus includes not only literature written specifically for older children and adolescents but also historical fiction, textbooks, and other texts that address the Middle Ages or use medieval motifs. We have many fine abstracts but have noticed specific gaps that need filling.

We are now looking for abtracts concerning the following topics:
   1.Representations of medieval Africa, Asia, and the Middle East
   2.Represeantations of girls and women, particularlyy those that deal with female empowerment/proto-feminism
   3.Representations of the Jewis disapora and the Islamic world
   4.Representations of the Other

We would also be interested in abstracts on the following authors: Marguerite deAngeli, Brian Jacques, Lensey Namioka, Rosemary Sutcliffe, and Charlotte Yonge.

Abstracts should be no more than 500 words

Deadline: February 15

Please send abstracts to both Lorretta Holloway at lhollow_at_frc.mass.edu and to Jennifer Palmgren at jpalmgren_at_saintpauls.edu or to L.Holloway at the following address

English Department
Framingham State College
100 State ST; P.O. Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701-9101

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