CFP: "Unanswered Questions about Joan of Arc" - 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 14-17, 2015)

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Stephanie L. Coker / International Joan of Arc Society
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The International Joan of Arc Society is accepting proposals that will investigate some unanswered questions surrounding the life of the French saint. For example, how authentic are the trial records as official documents? The subjective viewpoints of three French copyists, which were later translated into Latin, distance us from the actual historical event. Certain critics examine the trial record as a literary text resulting from the collaboration between Joan and her scribes. The current state of Johannic studies reveals a need to have a better understanding of this "official" document, going deeper in resources such as eyewitness accounts and chronicles to discover more details about the Maid, her life, and her trial.

Paper proposals - due September 15, 2014
Contact: Stephanie L. Coker