Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mid-America Medieval Association Annual Conference XXXV: Medieval Recycling

Mid-America Medieval Association Annual Conference XXXV: Medieval Recycling
February 26, 2011 at the University of Missouri‹Kansas City

Deadline for one-page abstracts is December 15, 2010

Plenary Speaker: Dr. Sarah Kay, Professor of French, Princeton University,
³Recycling the Troubadours: Quotation and the Development of European

The Mid-America Medieval Association invites paper proposals for its annual
conference. We welcome twenty-minute papers on the conference topic or any
medieval topic. (Proposals for sessions - 3 papers, with or without a
chairperson - are also welcome.)

The medieval world saw the creative recycling of ideas, images, materials
and practices from classical antiquity and elsewhere throughout the span of
a thousand years. We would like for this conference to explore the re-use
and re-imagining of both material objects and ideas in a variety of domains,
from things like tropes and citations used in texts and charters, to the
copying of images, to the re-using of materials such as parchment (for
instance, the discoveries found in things like palimpsests and binding
fragments), architectural elements, or building materials. Other possible
ways to think about the topic might include focusing on the transmission of
ideas or techniques through different cultural lenses and perspectives.

Send a one-page abstract by December 15 to:
Dr. Kathy M. Krause
Fax: 816-235-1312

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