Saturday, August 15, 2009

CFP for Kalamazoo 2010: Alfredian Texts and Contexts

CFP for Kalamazoo 2010: Alfredian Texts and Contexts

The era of Alfred the Great offers fertile fields for many workers:
historians, archaeologists, literary scholars, linguists, art
historians, and others. Recent scholarly developments have further
invigorated studies of the contexts and texts associated with the

This session invites abstracts for papers on any aspect related to
the time of King Alfred. Suggested areas for examination include but
are not limited to: the new edition of the Old English Boethius and
how it changes our understandings of this text; recent work on
manuscripts and glosses related to the Alfredian era and associated
texts; questions of what authorship means, and whether or to what
extent the historical King Alfred was involved in works that bear his
name. More broadly: political, social, cultural, or economic history;
manuscript studies; law; philosophy and intellectual history;
literary research; art history; and interdisciplinary approaches are
all welcome.

Please submit an abstract of 250–300 words and a completed
Participant Information form (online at
Nicole Guenther Discenza
Department of English
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Ave., CPR107
Tampa, FL 33620-5550
(813) 974-1887 or fax (813) 974-2270

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