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>Subject: UPDATE: Reading and Writing as Gesture in Medieval 
>Literature (UK) (9/20/05, Leeds, 7/10/06-7/13/06)
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>Deadline extended to September 20th for the following seesion at the IMC
>2006 at Leeds University, UK
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>Reading and Writing as Gesture in Medieval Literature
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>The centrality of interaction between writer (as far as he/she inhabits a
>text) and reader for the construction of textual meaning has long been
>recognised. This session proposes to examine the ways in which medieval
>writers conceive of their multiple roles as readers and writers of texts,
>and how they position themselves in relation to their heterogeneous
>audiences. Is it possible, today, to detect specific writerly gestures that
>can be seen to constitute attempts to control readerly response to a given
>text? What does this tell us about the medieval reception of texts that were
>often only available in fragments or manuscripts stemming from unstable
>textual lineages? What role do the differences between private, public and
>silent reading play? What are the implications for our role as post-medieval
>readers of medieval texts and writers of academic analyses?
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>I welcome proposals that address any of these questions or others that are
>not listed here but conceive of reading and writing as gesture.
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>Information on the IMC can be found on their website: www.leeds.ac.uk/ims
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>Please send proposals, including a short abstract as Word attachment, by
>September 20th 2005 to
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>Malte Urban, University of Wales, Aberystwyth
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