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>Submissions invited for the following session at the 38th
>International Congress on Medieval Studies, 8-11 May 2003
>Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
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>"Medieval Friendship"
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>Seeking papers on any aspect of friendship in the Middle
>Ages, literary or historical.  Possible topics include:
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>* idealized same-sex friendship
>* sworn brotherhood (e.g., Amis and Amiloun)
>* chivalric friendship (comradeship in arms)
>* monastic friendship and/or friendship with God
>* marital friendship
>* friendship and sexuality
>* queer friendship
>* friendship and courtliness
>* friendship and patronage
>* the politics of friendship
>* the influence of classical ideals of friendship (e.g.,
>from Aristotle, Cicero) in the Middle Ages
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>Please submit a one-page abstract by e-mail, including
>contact information, by September 15, 2002. Presentations
>will be held to a strict 20-minute limit.
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>Organizer:
>Robert Stretter
>Dept. of English
>Pacific Union College
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>Email: [log in to unmask]
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