Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies
Special Call for Papers for 2009 Issue on
Monsters and Monstrosities in the Middle Ages 

Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies is a refereed
journal devoted to the literature and cultures of the medieval world.
Published electronically once a year, its mission is to present a forum in
which graduate students from around the globe may share their ideas. For
further information please visit our website at
Our upcoming issue will be devoted to representations and interpretations of
monsters and monstrosities in art, chronicles, letters, literature, and
music from the Middle Ages. We are also interested in book reviews on
foundational works that would be helpful for graduate students exploring
medieval monsters and monstrosities. Article submissions may address but are
not limited to:

 Bestiaries and manuscript illuminations of monstrosities
 Classical and Eastern transmissions and receptions of monsters 
 Desires and sins of the flesh that degrade humans into monstrosities in
allegories, commentaries, exempla, hagiography, miracle collections, and sermons
 The Green Man, the Owl Man, the Wild Man and the Wild Woman
 Medical accounts of monstrous births and the ‘monstrous’ female,
intersexed, or male body
 Monsters and monstrosities in epics, exempla, fables, lais, and romances
 Monsters and monstrosities in chronicles and travel literature
 Purgatorial and demonic monsters and monstrosities in Visionary literature
 The racial ‘other’ as a monstrosity
 Saints as and/or versus monsters and monstrosities in vitae and legends
 Transformations of humans into animals and vice versa 

The 2009 issue of Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies
will be published in May of 2010.  All graduate students are welcome to
submit their articles and book reviews to [log in to unmask] by February
15, 2010.  

The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Acting Assistant Editor:  Olaf Schmidt
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
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