Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Third Annual Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium CFP

CALL FOR PAPERS—please post and distribute

Third Annual Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium

February 19-20, 2009

University of South Florida, Tampa Library, Tampa, FL

Keynote Address sponsored by USF Humanities Institute:* Michael Sells, **John
Henry Barrows Professor, University of Chicago: "Mysticism, Longing and the
Erotic in the Writings of 13th-century Sufi Master Ibn al-Arabi"***

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, 600-1600." * 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 jpinzino@lib.usf.edu by November 14, 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.

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