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>Subject: CFP: Mourning and Medieval Poetry (4/15/05; MMLA, 11/10/05-11/13/05)
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>From: "hcm50b" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Mourning and Medieval Poetry
>Session at the 2005 M/MLA conference, November 10-13, The Pfister 
>Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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>Concerns about history, memory, and exile (the themes of this yearís 
>M/MLA conference) often arise in medieval elegiac poems. In Old 
>English verse, for instance, the exile figure haunts scenarios 
>ranging from the departure of the soul from the body, the Christian 
>asceticís self-imposed solitude, the separation of husband and wife, 
>and the destruction and enslavement of an entire people. Some of 
>these poems could be rooted in an oral tradition that sustained the 
>memory of loss via a traditional exile theme.
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>Papers in this session may address but will not be limited to 
>questions of genre, prosodic analysis, native tradition, the 
>ìperformanceî of mourning, and comparisons of elegiac poetry with 
>Christian or non-Christian rites for the dead. Please submit a 
>250-word abstract to Heather Maring at [log in to unmask] by April 15 
>(English Department, University of Missouri, Columbia).
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