"Order and Disorder in the Middle Ages"--Cornell University-Medieval Studies Student Colloquium, Saturday, February 7, 2014

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The graduate students of Cornell's Medieval Studies Program are pleased to announce their twenty-fifth annual Student Colloquium. The Colloquium will take place Saturday, February 7th at the AD White House on Central Campus. We look forward to a keynote lecture from Professor Nino Zchomelidse from John Hopkins University, entitled "The Place of Ritual in the Visual Culture(s) of Medieval Southern Italy." All attendees are invited to dinner with Professor Zchomelidse on Friday, February 6th and also on Saturday February 7th directly after the conference.

We are seeking proposals for 20-minute presentations on the theme of "Order and Disorder in the Middle Ages" (though submissions pertaining to any aspect of medieval studies are welcome). Topics that presentations might cover include, but are not limited to: structure in manuscripts, laws and enforcement, sacred or secular rituals, ritual in art and performance, chaos and violence, monastic culture and religious orders, cultures of reading, madness, political dissidence, patriotism, poetics and form, narrative control, heterodoxy, liminality and borders, and civilization or barbarians.

Please send 200-word abstracts to John Wyatt Greenlee at
jwg239@cornell.edu by November 20, 2015.