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>"The Natural and the Unnatural: On and Beyond Nature in the Middle Ages"
>Annual Graduate Student Conference in Medieval Studies
>Princeton University, NJ
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>Saturday, March 27, 2004
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>Keynote: Richard Kieckhefer, Northwestern University
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>The Annual Graduate Conference in Medieval Studies at Princeton =
>University seeks proposals for papers that explore medieval perspectives =
>on Nature.  We invite participants from a breadth of disciplines =
>(including, but not limited to, archaeology, art history, history, =
>literature, music, paleography, philosophy, and religion) and a range of =
>geographical specializations to present on topics relataing to the fifth =
>to fifteenth centuries.
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>This conference aims to shift the focus away from exclusive emphasis on =
>the spiritual inclinations of medieval thought, and redirects attention =
>onto medieval understandings of earthly phenomena.  We welcome papers =
>that range from considerations of the natural sciences, to literary =
>representations of Nature and the natural world, to the abiding anxiety =
>over manifestations of the unnatural and the supernatural.  Interested =
>participants may consider such themes as :=20
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>the natural sciences
>classical traditions
>medieval astronomy and cosmology
>logic and the natural world
>magic and pseudo-science
>the supernatural
>mysticism
>theology of human nature
>sexuality and marginal communities
>beauty and pleasure
>allegories of Nature and Genius
>grammatical solecism and unnatural language
>medieval romance
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>Send 250-word abstracts via email to [log in to unmask] by January 5, =
>2004.  Hardcopy abstracts can be mailed to:
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>James Byrne
>129 Dickinson Hall
>Princeton University
>Princeton, NJ 08544
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>Please include:
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>name
>institutional affiliation
>preferred contact information
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>Limited travel subsidies are available.  Contact James Byrne at =
>[log in to unmask] for more information.  Also visit the conference =
>website at www.princeton.edu/~medconf.
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