Sunday, September 21, 2008

Approaches to Magic in the Northern European World

Approaches to Magic in the Northern European World
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 26 September, 2008

44th International Congress on Medieval Studies
7-10 May 2009
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI

This session invites papers that explore the idea of magic in Anglo-Saxon
and Old Norse-Icelandic cultures from a number of different perspectives.
It hopes to investigate the various ways we address and interpret magic in
a northern European context. Magic and magical wisdom play a significant
part in a variety of texts—legal, historical, theological, and
literary—since beliefs in magic were expressed in and shaped by multiple
areas of discourse. This session may also investigate how beliefs in
magic were formed along the peripheries of Europe in dialogue with its
centers, both geographical and conceptual.

Please send abstracts for twenty-minute papers to Christopher Bailey,

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