Friday, August 14, 2009

CFP The Heroic Age

Call for Papers
45th International Congress on Medieval Studies
May 13-16, 2010

Saints of the Heroic Age and Today, a session sponsored by The Heroic
Age (

The Heroic Age organizes a session that investigates which saints
from early North-Western Europe in the early medieval period (roughly
defined as between the 4th and the 13th century) still cling to life.
Some of those saints, like St. Boniface and St. Wilfrid, still have a
cult that continues to attract believers and scholars; others, such
as St. Rabanus Maurus, cling somewhat tenaciously to life; many seem
completely forgotten (Wikipedia lists 155 Anglo-Saxon saints, many of
whom are unknown to modern believers and even to many scholars).

We are interested in probing which factors allow a saint to continue
to live--personality, historical significance, written documentation
of their life and works--and what it means for an old saint to still
enjoy modern interest, that is, whether and how cults and
personalities are adapted to fit different time periods.

Please send 300-word abstracts and a completed Participant
Information Form
to Michel Aaij at, by 1 September 2009.

Dr. Michel Aaij
Assistant Professor
361 Liberal Arts
Department of English and Philosophy
Auburn University Montgomery
P.O. Box 244023
Montgomery, AL 36124

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