Saturday, September 13, 2008

CFP Kalamazoo, 2009: Words and Deeds in Anglo-Saxon England

CFP Kalamazoo, 2009: Words and Deeds in Anglo-Saxon England

We are broadly interested in papers that investigate the
interrelationship of words and deeds in Anglo-Saxon literature and
culture. Avenues for exploration could include (but aren't limited
to) how the Roman and Hiberno-Latin concern with the correspondence
between words or thoughts and deeds influenced the Anglo-Saxons, the
importance of words and deeds in shaping and transforming the self and
community, or the ways in which the orality of Anglo-Saxon culture
formalizes language in performance as well as writing, transforming
abstract language into concrete deeds. We anticipate that this topic
could intersect with the concerns of ritual theory, performance
theory, as well as more traditional cultural and literary studies.

Deadline for submissions is September 15. Details for paper proposals
can be found here:

Please send abstracts to Stephanie Clark ( or Shannon
Godlove (, or to either of us by regular mail at:
University of Illinois
English Department
608 S. Wright St.
Urbana, IL 61801

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