Monday, June 25, 2012

Traveling through Texts in / to the Middle Ages

South Atlantic MLA Convention, Durham NC, November 9-11, 2012: Traveling
Texts in / to the Middle Ages (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

Writers of the Middle Ages frequently wrote about travels—their own or
someone else’s—as a way to bring their contemporary readers to distant,
exciting, exotic, or holy places. But travel literature is not the only way
we as modern readers can journey through, to, or within the Middle Ages.
Medieval texts, by their very nature, require us to travel through time to
the Middle Ages, and many modern texts set in the medieval period encourage
us take the same journey. This panel seeks to explore how medieval texts(and
texts set in the medieval period) help us travel within or through the
place(s) of the medieval world, and / or these texts help us travel into
the Middle Ages, by taking us within medieval culture, philosophy, history,
and daily life.

Please submit abstracts to Wendy Hennequin ( or by July 1, 2012.
Please feel free to cross-post.

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