[UPDATE] CFP: MAMA Annual Conference, Kansas State University, Feb. 25, 2012

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Mid America Medieval Association
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MAMA invites papers on all aspects of medieval literature, history, art, and culture are welcome, especially those that address the conference theme of "Encountering the Other."

The theme may be broadly construed as: encounters between East and West; encounters between different faiths/nations/cultural groups; "encounters" between post-medieval writers/scholars/film-makers with the Middle Ages; pedagogical papers on teaching the Middle Ages as Other; etc. etc.

We welcome twenty-minute papers on the conference topic, Encountering the Other, or any medieval topic. (Proposals for sessions - 3 papers, with or without a chairperson - are also welcome.)
Deadline for submission of 1-page abstracts: December 15, 2011
Send a one-page abstract by December 15 to: Prof. Bob Clark
Email: rclark@k-state.edu

Plenary speaker: Dr. John McCulloh, Professor of History, Kansas State University, "St. William of Norwich as/and the Medieval Other"
In 2001, the members of MAMA created the Jim Falls Paper Prize, to be awarded to the best paper delivered at the annual conference by a Graduate student. The prize includes a monetary award of $100. Graduate student participants who wish to be considered for the prize are requested to send a completed copy of their paper along with their name, university institution and graduate status and address to rclark@ksu.edu no later than Feb. 1, 2012.

The main campus of Kansas State University is located in Manhattan, Kansas, about 120 miles west of Kansas City. The "Little Apple" is a classic college town with a zoo, a mall, 21 parks, and a recreation trail that circles the city. Manhattan has a small airport (MHK) with flights to/from Dallas and Chicago on American Airlines . Otherwise, the nearest major airport is Kansas City International (MCI).
For more information about MAMA, visit http://www.midamericamedievalassociation.org/.

Come to MAMA!

MAMA Annual Conference XXXVI Call for Papers
Where: Kansas State University
When: Saturday, February 25, 2012
Theme: Encountering the Other