Monday, August 25, 2008

More Horse Choking CFPs

CFP: 2008 International Medieval Congress, Leeds
Title of Session(s): Unorthodox Beings: Monsters and the Monstrous
Sponsor: Mearcstapa

At the 2008 International Medieval Congress, I organized four
sessions on monsters and monstrosity. These were a great success,
filled with twelve diverse and exciting papers. Interest in the
subject continues to grow, and so a group of scholars has now banded
together to form MEARCSTAPA (, an
organization dedicated to the study of medieval monstrosity,
currently sponsoring a pair of sessions at the 2009 Congress in

We would like to bring the monsters back to Leeds! In accordance
with the year's theme of "Heresy and Orthodoxy," we are calling for
papers on the subject of "Unorthodox Beings: Monsters and the
Monstrous." We are seeking papers in any discipline, dealing with
any aspect of monstrosity in the Middle Ages. Depending on the
submissions, we will propose between one and four full sessions to
the selection committee at Leeds. Possibility exists for the
collective publication of the papers, following the Congress.

Please send a paper title and abstract, along with you name,
affiliation, mailing address and email address to Asa Simon Mittman
( by September 20. Also please note if you
will need any A/V equipment.

For more information, see the general CFP:

If you are interested in joining MEARCSTAPA (we have no dues) and our
listserv, please send Asa an email. All are welcome.

-- Tarde venientibus ossa.

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