>Subject: CFP: Death in Medieval Romance (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)
>From: W Tai <[log in to unmask]>
>Abstracts are now being accepted for a session at the 2006 International
>Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan:
> Death in Medieval Romance
> Death--whether of the hero, a lover, parent, child, traitor, monster,
>or simply foot-soldier (and the list could go on)--is a recurrent and
>essential feature of romance narratives. It is, almost without
>exception, necessary to plot as well as meaning. Death can imply a
>final peace or the serving of justice but it might equally trigger off
>revenge and more deaths; death initiates narratives and closes them
>and, no matter where we turn, the texts are full of dismembered bodies,
>severed heads and pools of blood. This session invites papers that
>consider any aspect of death in romance (its function, significance,
>contexts, and what might be called method or style) from divergent
>disciplinary and theoretical perspectives.
> Please submit abstracts by September 15th to Wanchen Tai (a PhD student
>in the department of English and Related Literature at the University of
> York) at the <[log in to unmask]>. Please remember to provide the
> * your name and affiliation,
> * a title for your paper,
> * your contact information (including office and home phone number, fax
>number, and e-mail address) *an abstract cover sheet available at:
> * your A/V or computer needs as required on the abstract cover sheet.
> You can fill in the interactive abstract cover sheet online, save a
>copy, and send it as an e-mail attachment. An abstract cover sheet is
>required to place your paper in a session.
> For more conference information, please refer the the following
>conference webpage, http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/.
> Thank you very much and I am looking forward to your submission.
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