CFP: Disability in the Middle Ages (12/1/06; collection)

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I am seeking submissions for an essay collection on disability in the
Middle Ages. The goals of this book are not only to broaden our
knowledge of medieval disabilities and the representations of these
disabilities but also to demonstrate the ways in which the modern field
of Disability Studies can inform the work of medievalists. As such, I
welcome essays from any field of study, but each submission should show
some awareness of current findings in Disability Studies to complement
its analysis of the medieval world. Topics may include, but are
certainly not limited to, depictions of disability in medieval
literature, historical analyses, theoretical inquiries, etc. I will be
pursuing the publication of this volume with a major university press.

Please submit an abstract of 500 words, along with a brief c.v., by
December 1, 2006. Completed essays, which should be 5,000-6,000 words
in length, will be due on June 1, 2007. Please direct your abstracts to
Josh Eyler, Department of Language and Literature, Columbus State
University, 4225 University Ave., Columbus, GA, 31907, or via electronic
attachment (in MS Word format please) to

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