Third Annual Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium
February 19-20, 2009
University of South Florida, Tampa Library, Tampa, FL
Keynote Speaker: Michael Sells, John Henry Barrows Professor, University of
The Special Collections Department of the Tampa Library, University of
South Florida seeks papers from graduate students and recent M.A. or Ph.D.
recipients for its Third Annual Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium. This
year’s theme is Comparative Mysticism of the Middle Ages: Textual
Traditions, 1000-1600. We encourage topics on mystical expressions in the
medieval world comparing religions, cultures and/or gender.
Subjects for proposals may include, but are not limited to:
• Poetry and lyric
• Cross-cultural and religious influences
• Manuscript illumination
• Spain, Iberia and beyond
• Mystical forms of dissent and their repression
• The role of mystic in society
Please email an abstract of no more than 250 words to Dr. Jane Marie
Pinzino, Symposium Coordinator at
2008. Notification of acceptances will be emailed by November 28, 2008.
Please include the title of your paper, name, affiliation and email
address. Each paper selected will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation.
Jane Marie Pinzino, MDiv, PhD
University of South Florida/Tampa Library
Special Collections Department
4202 E. Fowler Ave., LIB 122
Tampa, FL 33620-5400