Wednesday, November 2, 2011

27th International Conference on Medievali

Call for Papers 27th International Conference on Medievalism Hosted by Kent State University Regional Campuses (October 18-20, 2012) THEME: Medievalism(s) & Diversity Deadline: June 1, 2012 Conference Theme: Is there diversity in medievalism? How has medievalism represented diversity of religion, race, nationality, ethnicity, sexuality, gender,...? How have medievalist works supported issues concerning equity and inclusion? How have medievalist works oppressed and suppressed? Are there elements of bigotry and discrimination? What about human rights as a medieval concept, as a contemporary concept? Media to consider might include (but are not limited to) any of the following: novels, plays, films, art works, the Internet, television, historical works, political works, comics, video games. Angles to consider might include (but are not limited to) any of the following: race, gender, sexuality, disability/ability, religion, corporation and/or class, nationality, human rights, political correctness, marginalization, anti-marginalization tactics, rewritten codes, rewritten ideologies, re-affirmed codes, re-affirmed ideologies. Conference Location: Nestled on 200 beautiful acres, yet only minutes from the hustle and bustle of The Strip and Westfield Belden Village Mall, Kent State University at Stark provides a quiet, serene and picturesque setting for students and the community to enjoy. With rolling hills, a pond, walking trail, and a Campus Center and Food Emporium, it is located in Jackson Township, just five minutes from the Akron-Canton Airport and easily accessible from Interstate-77. Publication Opportunities: Selected papers related to the conference theme will be published in The Year’s Work in Medievalism. Deadline: June 1, 2012 Please send paper and/or session proposals to either: Carol L. Robinson, Conference Chair International Conference on Medievalism Kent State University Trumbull 4314 Mahoning Avenue, NW Warren, Ohio 44483 EMAIL: FAX: 330-437-0490 or Elizabeth Williamsen, Conference Assist. Chair International Conference on Medievalism Kent State University Stark 6000 Frank Avenue, NW North Canton, Ohio 44720 EMAIL: FAX: 330-437-0490

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