Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The 15th Annual ACMRS Conference The Five Senses in the Middle Ages and Renaissance : DEADLINE EXTENSION!


Call for Papers

The 15th Annual ACMRS Conference

The Five Senses

in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

12 – 14 February in Tempe, Arizona

ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its annual interdisciplinary conference to be held 12 – 14 February 2009 in Tempe, Arizona. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and especially those that focus on this year’s theme of the five senses, both in its literal and metaphorical manifestations.

Selected papers related to the conference theme will be considered for publication in the conference volume of the Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance series, published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).

The conference keynote speaker will be Stephen G. Nichols, James M. Beall Professor of French and Humanities and Chair of the Romance Languages and Literatures Department at The Johns Hopkins University. Among his many publications are Rethinking the Medieval Senses: Heritage / Fascinations / Frames, ed. with Andreas Kablitz and Alison Calhoun (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007), Mimesis: >From Mirror to Method, Augustine to Descartes, ed. with John D. Lyons (The Davies Group, 2005), and Romanesque Signs: Early Medieval Narrative and Iconography (Yale University Press, 1985). His two current publications are Seeing Voices: On Reading Troubadour Poetry (forthcoming), and Laughing Matters: The Enigma and Exasperation of Laughter (University of Chicago Press, in progress).

Before the conference, ACMRS will host a workshop on manuscript studies to be led by Timothy Graham, Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of New Mexico. The workshop will be Thursday afternoon, February 12, and participation will be limited to 25 participants, who will be determined by the order in which registrations are received. Email acmrs@asu.edu with “conference workshop” as the subject line to be added to the list. The cost of the workshop is $15 and is in addition to the regular conference registration fee.

The conference registration fee is $90 ($45 for students) and includes welcoming and farewell receptions, two days of concurrent sessions (Friday and Saturday), and keynote address. Please note that there will be an opening reception Thursday evening, but there will be no sessions that day.

The deadline for proposals is 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time on 15 October 2008. Proposals must include audio/visual requirements and any other special requests. Subsequent a/v requests may not be honored without additional charge. In order to streamline the committee review process, submissions will only be accepted at http://link.library.utoronto.ca/acmrs/conference/ from 1 May through 3 November 2008. Questions? Call 480-965-9323 or email acmrs@asu.edu.

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