CFP: "Taking Medieval Women's Studies Seriously: Making a Claim for Women's

Session sponsored by the Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship

40th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan
University, Kalamazoo, MI, 5-8 May 2005

In recent years the focus of Women's Studies has shifted in many contexts
from women to gender, and in some cases to sexuality as a general topic.
Some feminists feel that Women's Studies programs are outdated or
unnecessary, in fact, because the view of gender has changed.  In this
session we will examine this issue, but also re-assert the need for Women's
Studies as a separate category from Gender Studies as a whole, particularly
within the context on Medieval Studies, where so much fork still remains to
be done on the history and cultural study of women and the feminine in the
medieval world.

Please send abstracts for twenty-minute papers to

Susannah Chewning
Department of English
Union County College
1033 Springfield Avenue
Cranford, NJ   07016
Email:  [log in to unmask]

For more information about this and other sessions sponsored by the SMFS,
please contact

Natalie Grinnell
Wofford College.
429 N. Church St.
Spartanburg SC 29303
Phone: 864-597-4564
Fax: 864-597-4059
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Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship Website:

Complete Congress call for papers and  registration information at

The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor:  Karen Eng
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
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