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On behalf of the Southeastern Medieval Association's Old English session at the upcoming SAMLA conference, we are inviting papers that play upon the idea of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Old English literature. Possible ideas might include confrontations between heroes and villains or saints and sinners, contrasts between characters, ways we view characters in Old English literature, and many other interpretations of this theme. Accepted papers will be notified by June 25, 2009. Those accepted are required to join SAMLA by September 1, 2009. By June 15, 2009, please send abstracts with name, proposed paper title, institutional affiliation, and contact information by email attachment to Rob Howell, University of Missouri, at rob@kotn.org.