>From: Amelia Borrego <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Medieval Outsiders, Monsters, and Twisted Visions
>(grad) (12/20/04; 4/29/05-4/30/05)
>CFP: Graduate Medievalists at Berkeley's Annual Spring Conference
>THEME: Outsiders, Monsters, and Twisted Visions: The Marginal and
>Marginalia Within and Without the Text.
>DATE: April 29-30, 2005 on the UC Berkeley campus.
>Our invited speaker will be Joan Cadden of the UC Davis Department of
>Abstracts of 250 words should be sent in by December 20th to Amelia
>Borrego, [log in to unmask] (fax: (510)642-8852; snail mail: 4125
>Dwinelle Hall, MC 2510, Dept. of Comparative Literature, University of
>California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 94720). Please include your name,
>affiliation, and contact information. This conference is not limited
>to graduate student papers.
>Cracking open the theme:
>~Outsiders can be religious outsiders, societal outsiders, those outside
>the law, outside of social norms, those on the outside commenting on the
>inside, foreigners, travelers, etc. Outsiders can also be "perceived"
>outsiders, categorized so by an "insider" group.
>~Monsters can be real monsters, allegorical or cultural monsters, Plinian
>races and beasts, fabulous monsters. Also technical monsters, such as
>textual enigmas or unsolvable puzzles.
>~Twisted Visions can be religious visions, dream visions, wild
>hallucinations and everything in between. Also literally, visibly twisted
>things, in art, architecture, etc.
>~Marginal can be liminal, also literal (i.e. manuscript margins),
>marginalization and the nebulous Other.
>~Marginalia is our framing metaphor - how can the outside edge comment on
>~Within and Without the Text means within a single text, contextualized
>within a manuscript, contextualized outside of a text (for example,
>historically, socially, etc.), and with no text at all.
>PS "Medieval" - between the years 500AD and 1500AD.
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