I'm a little late on this, but still time for the student essay contest and of course, time for registering!
24th International Conference on Medievalism Hosted by Kent State University Regional Campuses October 18-20, 2012 ON-CAMPUS LOCATION: Kent State University Stark ONLINE LOCATION: A portion of this year's conference will be hosted online (October 15 to November 15) in a password-protected location. PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES: Select papers may be published in THE YEAR'S WORK IN MEDIEVALISM, as well as be considered for publication in MEDIEVALLY SPEAKING and STUDIES IN MEDIEVALISM. VIDEO GAME POSTER SESSION & WORKSHOP: Co-sponsored by Medieval Electronic Multimedia Organization. STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST: Undergraduate students might consider submitting completed papers to be judge by several members of the International Society for the Study of Medievalism; prizes are available for the top three essays. DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: June 1, 2012 DEADLINE FOR STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST: July 15, 2012 THEME: Medievalism(s) & Diversity Is there diversity in medievalism? How has medievalism represented diversity of religion, race, nationality, ethnicity, sexuality, gender,...? How have medievalist works supported issues concerning equity and inclusion? How have medievalist works oppressed and suppressed? Are there elements of bigotry and discrimination? What about human rights as a medieval concept, as a contemporary concept? Media to consider might include (but are not limited to) any of the following: novels, plays, poetry, films, art works, the Internet, television, historical works, political works, comics, video games. Angles to consider might include (but are not limited to) any of the following: race, gender, sexuality, disability/ability, religion, corporation and/or class, nationality, human rights, political correctness, marginalization, anti-marginalization tactics, rewritten codes, rewritten ideologies, re-affirmed codes, re-affirmed ideologies. Proposals for papers, paper sessions, round table sessions, workshops, and video game poster presentations will be considered. MORE INFORMATION: http://www.medievalism.net/conferences/ksu2012conference.html