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>Subject: CFP: Dissent and Dissonance in Medieval and Early Modern
>Culture (12/1/06; 2/16/07-2/17/07)
>Dissent and Dissonance
>North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
>Friday-Saturday, February 16-17, 2007
>The Eighth Annual North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern
>Studies will be held at Duke University on February 16-17, 2007. This
>year's graduate student colloquium encourages interdisciplinary discussion
>of our topic, "Dissent and Dissonance," among scholars of the Middle Ages
>and early modernity. We will convene to explore the contours of resistance
>to religious, political, cultural, aesthetic, and institutional traditions
>and discourses in premodern or early modern contexts, negotiating the very
>terms of order and dissent. We solicit papers that interpret resistance
>not by reducing analysis to all-encompassing categories of "orthodox" and
>"heterodox," but by considering the varieties and gradations of dissent and
>discord available to medieval and early modern traditions and institutions.
>Paper topics might address, but are not limited to, the following:
>-What constitutes an establishment or an institution? Are these active,
>static or otherwise?
>-What constitutes orthodoxy? What is its relationship to dissent? How do
>these terms influence one another in medieval and early modern contexts?
>-Does order/orthodoxy ever (or always) bear the traces of dissent?
>-How do the very terms "dissent" and "orthodoxy" naturalize particular
>cultural, political or periodic understandings of regimes of order and
>-How might we think about the performance of dissent in architecture,
>images, mode of dress, actions, language, or social/political practice?
>-How does dissonance relate to the impetus to revision (aesthetic and
>musical revisions of harmonics/harmony; social and/or political revision
>proceeding from discord)?
>Please submit paper proposals (250 words max) with full name and
>institution to [log in to unmask] by December 1, 2006.
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