SEEING VOICES: The fifth annual MANCASS conference

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University of Manchester

University of Manchester
John Rylands Library, Deansgate
1st - 2nd March 2010.

How do we evaluate early medieval visual and material cultures? How do we 'see', via art and artefacts, the multivalent voices of the Anglo-Saxon world?

This interdisciplinary postgraduate conference aims to explore and interpret the contribution made by Anglo-Saxon artwork and material objects to the various cultural discourses of the era ? involving ideas
about family, gender, religion and belief, nationhood and identity. It also seeks to address the issue of how the multi-disciplinary voices of researchers in Anglo-Saxon studies can speak effectively to each other.

The conference also includes an Interdisciplinary Research Master Class with Professor Catherine Karkov (Leeds) and Professor Gale Owen-Crocker (Manchester).

Twenty-minute papers are invited for submission that explore how we interpret image and object as discursive media. Presentations of research that challenge the discreteness of Anglo-Saxon literature, art and
artefact are particularly encouraged.

Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words to Melissa at to arrive by December 20th 2009.