*31st Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum*
*Friday and Saturday, 16-17 April 2010*
*Call for Papers, Sessions, and Undergraduate Posters
"Time, Temporality, History"*
We invite abstracts in medieval and Early Modern studies that consider
questions of periodization, historicity, and temporality. Papers may
* how people conceived of, constructed, interacted with, measured,
or produced "time" in medieval and Early Modern cultures
* how we currently construct or deconstruct history
* how studying temporality illuminates other subjects.
Papers need not be confined to the theme, but may cover many aspects of
medieval and Renaissance life, literature, languages, art, philosophy,
theology, history and music. Student sessions welcome. Undergraduate
posters are encouraged.
*Undergraduate session* includes: posters, art, interactive exhibits,
and multimedia presentations. Each display must include a brief
explanation or hand-out. These should be designed to initiate
thoughtful discussion about each student's research and project goals.
Projects may be set up at any time; however, students must be present
during judging (TBA). Undergraduate students require a formal
sponsorship letter from a faculty member with whom they have
acquaintance. There will be a reduced entry fee for poster presenters.
This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Carolyn Dinshaw, Professor of
English/Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. Dr.
Dinshaw, the author of Getting Medieval: Sexualities and Communities,
Pre- and Postmodern
feminist studies, lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender studies, history of
sexuality, theories of history and historiography, and mysticism. Her
most recent work focuses on theories and experiences of temporality.
Students, faculty, and independent scholars are welcome. For more
information visit www.plymouth.edu/medieval
*Abstract deadline for undergraduate participants: 15 February 2010
*Presenters and early registration: 15 March 2010*
*For undergraduate student inquiries, *please submit questions and/or
abstracts with full contact information (email and post mail addresses
for student AND faculty sponsors) to Dr. Raffaele Florio at