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>Subject: CFP: Cityscapes: Town and Country in the Medieval 
>Imagination (UK) (7/31/06; Leeds, 7/9/07-7/12/07)
>From: "Malte Urban" <[log in to unmask]>
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>The effect of cityscapes on the creative imagination has in recent years
>become one of the countless concerns of contemporary cultural criticism, but
>surprisingly little attention has been paid to the medieval roots of the
>perception of urban environments. Building upon the considerable recent work
>on the city in the Middle Ages, this session aims to address this critical
>vacuum by bringing together papers that discuss the relationship of town and
>country in the medieval imagination. Can we sustain a belief in an ultimate
>and insurmountable otherness of the medieval imagination or are the medieval
>and postmodern views of cityscapes in fact two sides of the same coin? I
>welcome abstracts of papers that address the medieval perception of
>cityscapes, both from within the city and from the countryside, and that
>assess the position of the study of the medieval city within the wider
>disciplinary discourse in literature, history and related fields.
>
>Please send abstracts of up 200 words for 20 minute papers, preferably as MS
>Word attachment, to [log in to unmask] before July 31st 2006 or by post to:
>
>Malte Urban
>Department of English Literature
>University of Wales, Hugh Owen Building
>Penglais, Aberystwyth
>SY23 3DY
>UK

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