Thursday, July 31, 2008

Vagantes CFP

CFP Kalamazoo Session

Sponsored by Vagantes

Beyond Beer and Celibacy: Exploring Monastic Productions



This session explores the cultural, intellectual, and political dimensions of the monastery and monasticism in the Middle Ages. Focusing on the place and function of monastic contexts opens up a broad range of interdisciplinary approaches for the study of medieval texts and contexts.

Recent work, such as Mary Carruthers¹ The Craft of Thought and John Blairs The Church in Anglo-Saxon Society to name two examples, demonstrates the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the monastery and its cultural function.



Because the relationship between medieval text and monastic context were often not as distinctly delineated according to modern academic practice, interdisciplinary approaches help both to explore the interrelationship between the monastery and its culture, as well as the relationship between medieval text and context more generally. Consequently, the aims of this panel are twofold: one, to explore the monastery as a place of cultural production and influence; and two, to examine the potential of innovative scholarship located at the intersections of established disciplines in medieval studies.



In keeping with the mission of Vagantes (www.vagantesconference.org) to advance interdisciplinary studies, we particularly invite submissions from graduate students in any discipline, including but not limited to history, literature, art history, philosophy, religious studies, and music/musicology.



Please email an abstract of no more than 300 words along with a vitae by September 15 to:



Kerilyn Harkaway

kharkawa@indiana.edu

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