>The Anchoritic Society is sponsoring two sessions at Kalamazoo in 2003:
> I. Sensuality and Anchoritic Literature
>This topic explores the nature of the anchoritic tradition with respect to
>the sensual, the senses, touch, sound, and other types of physical
>experience within the anchoritic life (not limited to but also not
>excluding that of anchoritic mysticism).
>II. Hermits, Recluses, and Anchorites: The Varieties of the Anchoritic
>This session will explore what is meant by the term anchoritic -- is it
>limited to those who lived in anchorholds in European cities, or can we
>expand the definition to include other experiences of isolation and
>enclosure in medieval spirituality?
>Abstracts for twenty-minute papers should be sent to Susannah Chewning at
>the address or e-mail below. Please attach a paper proposal form from the
>Kalamazoo website (which will also include any
>a/v requests). Proposals are due by September 1, 2002.
>Send to Susannah M. Chewning, Department of English, Union County College,
>1033 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016. E-mail submissions to
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> The website for the conference is http://www.wmich.edu/~medinst/
> ** Please forward this call for papers to other lists or individuals who
>might be interested. Thanks!! **