Wednesday, January 29, 2014

CFP: To Die Would be an Awfully Big Adventure

“To Die Would be an Awfully Big Adventure”: The Glory and the Gore of Death and Horror Through the Ages

10th Annual Medievalism Transformed Conference
Friday 6 June 2014
University of Wales, Bangor

Dance of Death in the German printed edition, folio CCLXI recto from Hartman Schedel's Chronicle of the World (Nuremberg, 1493)
Abstracts are now being invited for the 10th annual Medievalism Transformed conference at the University of Wales, Bangor, a one-day interdisciplinary event sponsored by the School of English Literature. We will be convening to explore the medieval world and its sustained impact on subsequent culture and thought.
Papers are welcome from all disciplines related to medieval studies as well as modern expressions of medievalism. All topics within the general scope of the conference will be considered, including:
  • Preparing for death
  • Dying well
  • Limbo / Purgatory
  • Underworld
  • Disease / Black Death / Medicine
  • Ghosts
  • The Occult / Cults
  • The grotesque
  • Apocalypse
  • Saints / Martyrdom
  • Theme of horror in medieval literature
Your proposal for a 20-minute paper should be no longer than 300 words. Please make submissions electronically by 11 April. Proposals should be accompanied by your name, institutional affiliation, email address, and contact information. Please also specify any audio/ visual requirements.
Letters of acceptance will be sent via email unless a hard copy is requested.

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