CFP: Models of Medieval Gender (UK) (9/1/06; GMS, 1/9/07-1/11/07)

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The 2007 Gender and Medieval Studies Conference Committee is now accepting
proposals of c.250 words for 20 minute papers addressing this year's theme
of Models of Medieval Gender, as outlined below.

Deadline for submission: Friday 1 September 2006
E-mail proposals in word format to:

'Models of Medieval Gender: Paragons, Pariahs and Paradigms'
University of East Anglia, Norwich, England 9-11 January 2007

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Roberta Gilchrist (Department of Archaeology, University of
Professor Clare Lees (English Department, King's College London)

The 2007 GMS conference proposes to explore models of medieval gender -
whether past or present, in theory or in performance - and their
dissemination and consumption. The broadest interpretation of the term
'model' will be welcomed. In particular, the conference seeks to stimulate
discussion about the convergences/divergences between different types of
models separated by time, function or application. Some issues that might
be addressed are:
* How models are constituted and the forms they can take
* Comparing/contrasting models of gendered practices as they emerge from
various sources: literature, visual arts, documents, material remains etc.
* How modern models affect our perception of medieval gender
* How different disciplines have modelled gender differently

The Gender and Medieval Studies (GMS) Group is a UK-based organisation
devoted solely to putting together an annual interdisciplinary conference
which furthers the study of medieval gender. The conference provides a
unique forum for researchers to present their work to an audience
receptive to the impact of gender, sexuality and sexual orientation on the
study of medieval culture.

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