UPDATE: [Medieval] Deadline Extension, Conference in Medieval & Renaissance Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Margaret Rice
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Graduate Conference in Medieval & Renaissance Studies
University of Maryland, College Park
Department of English
May 3, 2008

Keynote Speaker
Kristen Poole
University of Delaware

New deadline: February 15, 2008

This interdisciplinary one-day symposium aims to present a cross-section of
current research on the late medieval & early modern period and to explore
paths for future study. Our focus this year will be “Mutability.” Questions
to consider are: What stimulates change of prevents it? How is change
perceived, and by what means is it known? How is mutability represented in
literature, culture, politics, religion, philosophy, and the history of
science? How are the same changes imagined differently within and across
various disciplines? In what ways have the interactions between different
media and disciplines shaped our understanding of mutability in the late
medieval and early modern period, as well as our changing perception of
“medieval” or “early modern” studies? We encourage proposals for papers or
panels that cross disciplinary boundaries, that reassess critical or
historiographical boundaries between “medieval” and “renaissance” or “early
modern” periods, or that speak to other opporunities and challenges for
early modern studies.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words for papers or for panels should be
submitted to gracdconf.umd_at_gmail.com by extended deadline, February 15,

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