by J J Cohen
(from Kat Tracy, Longwood University)
Please find attached a Call for Papers for the Third Annual Meeting in the Middle Undergraduate Research Conference in Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Longwood University. The conference is March 27 & 28, 2009, and abstracts are to due to either Steven Isaac or me by Feb. 2, 2009.
This year's conference explores the margins of the medieval world: monstrosity, minorities, languages, gender, marginalized communities, monstrous behavior (violence, torture, etc.), countries on the outer edge of the medieval maps (Ireland, North Africa, Spain), non-Christian traditions ... So please encourage your students to submit papers on any discipline of medieval or Renaissance studies. If you have theatre students interested in performing, please let us know.
This year's plenary speakers are Jeffrey Jerome Cohen from George Washington University and Theresa Vann, Joseph S. Micallef Curator of the Malta Study Center at Hill Monastic Manuscript Library.
Registration information will be available on our website: www.longwood.edu/medieval very soon.