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>From: "Karen Robinson" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: Conference for Medieval Studies 
>(grad) (10/15/06; 2/23/07-2/24/07)
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>The fifth annual Conference for Medieval 
>Studies, a graduate student conference
>sponsored by Comitatus, the Purdue Medieval Studies group, will be held at
>Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana on February 23-24, 2007. The theme
>for this yearís conference is "On the Edge: Representations of Liminality in
>Medieval Europe."
>
>Patricia Clare Ingham, Indiana University, Bloomington, will be the plenary
>speaker for this yearís conference.
>
>Our theme of representations of liminality looks 
>at people or events that are or
>would have been socially disruptive because 
>those moments can be very productive
>by creating changes within a culture and also often providing an entry point
>into the period for our own research. We determine (partially) what was normal
>by seeing where normality was stretched or outright challenged.
>
>Possible topics for consideration include but 
>are not limited to the following:
>- "representations" as visual elements, especially regarding art/art history,
>material culture, and iconography
>- historicity and questions of who gets to tell the stories of the past
>- people and events on the edge of normality
>- people and events on the cusp of historical moments
>- people and events on the fringes of religious orthodoxy
>- the tension between public/private, home/work, etc.
>- linguistic boundaries between various time periods or language groups (or
>within them)
>- how women and men represent themselves/are 
>represented when they fall outside
>normative bounds
>- challenges to religious orthodoxy
>- significant moments/pieces in art history
>
>We invite paper abstracts (250 words) as well as 
>panel proposals (panel abstract
>as well as abstracts for each paper in the panel) from graduate students and
>advanced undergraduates to be submitted by 
>October 15, 2006. Send abstracts to:
>Karen Robinson
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>Purdue University
>Department of English
>500 Oval Drive
>West Lafayette, IN 47907-2038
>
>For information about the conference, visit our website at
>http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~comitatu/conference2007.html
>
>

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