Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship Conf and Pub Opportunities

The following opportunities supported by the Society for Medieval Feminist
Scholarship/Medieval Feminist Forum may be of interest to scholars working
on gender and Byzantine culture. For details about membership to the
SMFS/MFF, go to:


We invite submissions for a special issue of the Medieval Feminist Forum
(volume 44, number 2) to address the past, present, and future of feminist
approaches to medieval art and visual culture. Some contributors may wish
to highlight the ways in which feminist perspectives have enriched the
understanding of medieval art or to identify the contributions that
studies of visual materials have made to feminist work in medieval
studies. Others may prefer to identify dead ends to which feminism has led
medieval art history or to critique ways in which feminist scholarship on
medieval visual culture has been co-opted in a post-feminist age. We also
welcome essays on current research that utilize feminist approaches and
essays that seek to chart a path forward for feminist work on medieval
art. Inquiries from potential contributors may be addressed to either or
both of the co-editors of the issue:

Marian Bleeke, Assistant Professor of Art History
Department of Art, Cleveland State University

Felice Lifshitz, Professor of History
Department of History, Florida International University

The deadline for completed submissions, which should be sent via email to
Felice Lifshitz, is August 15, 2008. Style guidelines and other
contributor information for MFF are available on the website of the
Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship


Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship (SMFS) will be sponsoring the
following sessions at the 2009 Kalamazoo Conference:

I. Gendering Material Culture [co-sponsored with the Medieval Feminist Art
History Project]
II. Gendering Representation [co-sponsored with the Medieval Feminist Art
History Project]
III. Matrons, Monsters, and Men: Beowulf (2007)
IV. All in the Family: Gender and Nation, Gender and State in the Medieval
V. Woman/God/Man

For more information, contact:

Jennifer N. Brown
2 Grace Crt., Apt 4-O
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-596-3529

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