CFP: fragment, 1300-2000 (UK) (12/16/06; 6/29/07-7/1/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Elisabeth Salter
contact email: 

CALL FOR PAPERS: fragment, cultural histories and vocabularies of the
fragment in text and image, c. 1300-2000.

Keynote Speaker: Stephen Poliakoff
Plenary Speaker: Dr Elizabeth Hallam
Publisher Interested: Manchester University Press
Deadline for Abstracts: 16th December 2006

This conference will be held at University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK, 29th
June to 1st July 2007. It is hosted by the Department of English and the
Institute of Medieval & Early Modern Studies. The deadline for abstracts is
December 16th 2006. See below for some further information about the
subjects and themes emerging. If you would like further information please
get in touch with the conference organisers Dr Tiffany Atkinson and Dr
Elisabeth Salter (, Please mail to both
addresses. For practical and other information please follow the link: and click on the "fragment" banner.

Further Information about fragment
One of the initial excitements of proposing this conference was the thought
of encompassing a huge time period and a disciplinary range through the
investigation of the fragment. Our intention is to cross conventional
boundaries of chronology and discipline, and in so doing we hope to further
scholarship on the fragment in a productive way.

This conference seeks to examine the links and disparities between concepts
of the fragment in different disciplines, and in relation to various
historical periods. A key objective is to foster interdisciplinary
discussion and the potential for dynamic collaborative research. By opening
exchange between research- and practice-based disciplines, and between
materialist and conceptual approaches, the conference aims to respond to a
widespread but heterogeneous interest in the fragment, and to redefine its
uses and significance in contemporary scholarly and creative work.
We anticipate that dialogue around 'the fragment' will include (but not be
limited to) subjects emphasising: histories of art, medicine and the body,
memory and remembrance, museology, archaeologies of knowledge, modernist and
postmodern theory, as well as work in more canonical literary studies. In
addition to academic papers, we welcome proposals for discussion panels,
performances/installations, or creative workshops.

dr elisabeth salter
Lecturer in Medieval & Renaissance Literatures,
Department of English and Institute for Medieval & Early Modern Studies
University of Wales, Aberystwyth
SY23 3DY

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