Tuesday, August 4, 2009

CFP: Capital and Corporal Punishment in Anglo-Saxon England

Capital and Corporal Punishment in Anglo-Saxon England

International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo MI
13-16 May 2010


International Medieval Congress
University of Leeds, Leeds UK
12-15 July 2010

Execution, mutilation, and bodily punishment were prominent elements of
Anglo-Saxon judicial practice. In addition to the Old English law codes
that prescribed death and mutilation for criminal offenders, physical
penalties figured prominently in biblical exegesis and theological
discourse, in hagiographical and literary texts, in works of art, and in
the archaeology of the pre-Conquest landscape. These sessions will offer
an interdisciplinary investigation of the role of capital and corporal
punishment in Anglo-Saxon England. We seek papers that consider the
legal, practical, theological, and ethical considerations that surrounded
the sentencing of offenders. Explorations of individual penalties,
specific texts, artistic or archaeological evidence, or the wider context
of physical punishment are also welcome.

We are accepting proposals for twenty-minute papers for either conference.
Please submit abstracts by 15 September to:

Jay Paul Gates

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY
Dept. of English, Room 730
619 W. 54th St.
New York, NY 10019

Organizers: Jay Paul Gates and Nicole Marafioti

1 comment:

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