CFP: Mid-America Medieval Association (MAMA)

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MAMA XL
CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE FORTIETH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MID-AMERICA MEDIEVAL ASSOCIATION AT EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY
SATURDAY, 17 September 2016
 
OTHER WORLDS
Plenary speaker: Richard Firth Green, Humanities Distinguished Professor,
The Ohio State University
 
Papers are invited on any medieval topic, including, of course, those aligned with the conference theme. While Professor Green’s plenary address will be drawn from his recent work on the world of faerie and his forthcoming book, The Bonny Road: Traffic with the Otherworld in the Middle Ages, “Other Worlds” can be construed to encompass many other worlds indeed, spiritual, supernatural, imaginary or fanciful, social, physical, metaphysical, psychological, gendered, ethnic, geographical—with Paradise, Purgatory, Hell, the past, the future, the cloister, the college, the East, Islam, Judaism, social classes other than one’s own, lands other than one’s own, Camelot, Avalon, and faerie, itself, representing only a few of the possibilities.
 
Please send 250-word abstracts of papers on any medieval topic no later than 6 May 2016 to:
 
Mel Storm
Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801
mstorm@emporia.edu