Thursday, September 2, 2010


Call for Papers:

MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research
of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory And Practical Application)
The 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, MI (as ever)
May 12-15, 2011

Panel 1:
Outlaws, Outliers, and Outsiders

This panel explores the intersection of myth and reality, of
boundaries and borders between this world, other worlds and their
inhabitants. From tales of outlaws exiled by law to those who lurk on
the boundaries of "civilization," this panel welcomes papers on all
manner of outsiders in any genre.

Panel 2:
Prehuman, Nonhuman, Posthuman: Monsters in the Middle Ages

This panel explores the concept of monstrosity in the Middle Ages, as
well as connections between understandings of the monstrous in the
medieval and all subsequent periods. Submissions are welcome on all
aspects of the monstrous in all fields of study from the medieval to
modern medievalism.

Send abstracts via email to:

Renee Ward

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