Thursday, December 2, 2010

CFP: Conference: Graduate Students: Paper Prize

To all graduate students in medieval studies (in any discipline):

The Jim Falls paper prize is awarded each year to the best paper
given by a graduate student at the Mid-American Medieval Association

In order to be considered for the prize, graduate students must first
submit an abstract to the conference and have it accepted by the
program committee. (See below and on the MAMA website for more
info.) Then, the paper itself - 20-minute maximum, so the actual
conference paper not an article or chapter -- must be submitted
electronically to Dr. Shona Kelly Wray by February 1, 2011. Her
email is

Mid-America Medieval Association Annual Conference XXXV: Medieval Recycling
Plenary Speaker: Dr. Sarah Kay, Professor of French, Princeton University,
"Recycling the Troubadours: Quotation and the Development of European Poetry"
February 26, 2011 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City
Deadline for one-page abstracts is December 15, 2010
The Mid-America Medieval Association invites paper proposals for its
annual conference. We welcome twenty-minute papers on the conference
topic or any medieval topic. (Proposals for sessions - 3 papers,
with or without a chairperson - are also welcome.)

The medieval world saw the creative recycling of ideas, images,
materials and practices from classical antiquity and elsewhere
throughout the span of a thousand years. We would like for this
conference to explore the re-use and re-imagining of both material
objects and ideas in a variety of domains, from things like tropes
and citations used in texts and charters, to the copying of images,
to the re-using of materials such as parchment (for instance, the
discoveries found in things like palimpsests and binding fragments),
architectural elements, or building materials. Other possible ways
to think about the topic might include focusing on the transmission
of ideas or techniques through different cultural lenses and

Send a one-page abstract by December 15 to:
Dr. Kathy M. Krause
Fax: 816-235-1312

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