Saturday, October 20, 2007

CFP: AS Sts Colloquium, Grad. Student Conf.

The Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium
is pleased to announce a call for papers:

Pleasure in Anglo-Saxon England

The 4th annual Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium
Graduate Student Conference

Saturday, February 16th 2008

Yale University

Yale University, in partnership with the Anglo-Saxon
Studies Colloquium (Columbia, Rutgers, Princeton,
NYU), invites submissions for the fourth annual
graduate student conference sponsored by the
Colloquium. The theme of this year’s conference is “Pleasure in
Anglo-Saxon England.” We invite submissions addressing
any and all manifestations of pleasure in Old English
or Anglo-Latin texts, Anglo-Saxon history, art,
religion, or archaeology. We welcome a variety of
methodologies, being equally pleased by the
philological delight of a word study as by a
wide-ranging treatment of emotions in Anglo-Saxon
society. We also invite papers on the particular
pleasures that the Anglo-Saxon world offers
post-medieval scholars, artists, and armchair
antiquarians. In the tradition of the Colloquium, we
will be having respondents for the paper
presentations, which should be no longer than ten
minutes. Possible topics include:

- emotions in Anglo-Saxon England
- pleasure and religion
- word-play and language play
- the joy of objects
- Anglo-Saxon recreation
- food and feasting
- Anglo-Saxon music
- reception of Anglo-Saxon literature and culture
- Anglo-Saxon aesthetics
- pleasure of the exotic
- personal relationships
- depictions of heaven
- definition of the good
- luxury goods
- desire and appetite
- the senses
- the regulation of pleasure
- dreams Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words by
November 26, 2007. Include your contact information,
including active email address, street address, and
phone number, and any requests for audio-visual
equipment. You may submit abstracts via email to, or send paper submissions
to P.O. Box 208302, New Haven, CT 06520. (Paper
submissions should arrive by the deadline.) Conference organizers:
Irina Dumitrescu, Denis
Ferhatovic, Jordan Zweck.

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