CFP: Performance and Physical Memory (9/15/06; Leeds, 7/9/07-7/12/07)

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jill stevenson
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Call for Papers

Performance and Physical Memory
International Medieval Congress in Leeds
July 9-12, 2007

Although often described as ephemeral, a performance leaves traces of itself
in many different places—the bodies of actors and spectators; the cities,
structures, and landscapes where it is staged; and, the physical evidence
that remains as "proof," or suggestion, of the event. This panel seeks work
that considers how Medieval and/or Renaissance performances linger as
physical memories, both for Medieval and Renaissance communities and for
21st-century scholars. The panel is particularly interested in
interdisciplinary scholarship that explores new definitions of performance
and memory, and that employs unique theoretical approaches. The theme for
the 2007 conference is Medieval Cities. Papers should incorporate this theme
into their topics in some way.

The 2007 International Medieval Congress in Leeds, England will take place
from July 9-12. You can find more information about the congress at

One-page abstracts should be submitted to Jill Stevenson at by September 15th. Please include your contact
information and any AV requests with your abstract. Feel free to email Jill
if you have any questions.

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repeat postings.

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