Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Last Call for MAM 2012 in Cincinnati!

Final Reminder to MAM members

Call for Papers
(deadline extended)
28th Annual Conference Medieval Association of the Midwest

Knowing in the Middle Ages

September 27-29, 2012
Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

The Medieval Association of the Midwest welcomes paper and panel proposals that address the theme of “Knowing in the Middle Ages” or any aspect of the Middle Ages. In keeping with MAM’s philosophy of inclusiveness, we encourage the submission of proposals from all branches of medieval studies, including but not limited to archeology, art, bibliography, history, language, literature, music, philosophy, religion, and science. Presentations on medievalism are also welcome.

Rush hour is never this bad in Cincinnati!

Proposals/abstracts from individual papers of no more than 20 minutes should be approximately 250 words long and should include the presenter’s contact information and any requests for necessary A/V equipment. Offers to serve as a panel moderator are also appreciated. Proposals for full panels should contain no more than three papers and one session moderator, as well as the titles of all the individual papers, contact information for each presenter, and the organizer’s contact information.

Presenters may feel welcome to submit papers for consideration for Enarratio, the organization’s journal.

Proposals and abstracts should be received by August 1, 2012. Participants must be members of the Medieval Association of the Midwest by the time of the conference.

Send abstracts and inquiries to:

Dr. Stephen Yandell, MAM conference office (513) 745-3598
Xavier University fax (513) 745-3065
3800 Victory Parkway yandell@xavier.edu
Cincinnati, OH 45207-4446

Xavier University, in Cincinnati, OH, is serviced by CVG International Airport in Northern Kentucky. Lodging for the conference is available at Marriott’s Springhill Suites Cincinnati Midtown (513) 381-8300.


Additional note on Kalamazoo 2013!

MAM will be co-sponsoring a session with Mens and Mensa:

Playing with Food:
Exploring Medieval Food-Ways in Classroom and Popular Culture [co-sponsored with the Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM)];
Contact: admin@mensetmensa.org


The complete 2013 Kalamazoo Call for Papers is now available online at:


Call for Papers:  Voice and Voicelessness in Medieval Europe and Beyond

An interdisciplinary conference to be held at Boston University (USA) 
February 28-March 2, 2013 

Contributions are invited for an interdisciplinary conference examining the practices and values attached to the human voice in medieval cultures.  An edited volume is planned. 

The question of “voice and voicelessness” engages with several important trends in medieval studies today, including issues of law and representation; theology and embodiment; historicist models of subjectivity; the poetics and esthetics of marginality; and the linguistic dynamics of intercultural encounter. The first goal of the project is to examine the axis proposed by the conference title as approached by scholars working on medieval literatures, theology, law, art history, history, philosophy, and musicology. The project’s second, methodological goal is to seek a common ground of interdisciplinary engagement by examining how distinct areas of scholarly endeavor approach a problem of universal resonance but elusive definition.  This pursuit will be further enriched by the conference’s international composition, so that disciplinary, methodological, and national habits of thought and argument will be brought into dialogue.  The topic of voice and voicelessness engages with questions related to the expression of self and respect for an other, and so lends itself particularly well to this multi-level encounter. Contributions that are transnational or transdisciplinary in nature, or which interrogate the relations between contemporary and medieval thought will be especially appreciated.

Prospective contributors are invited to send 500-word abstracts to kleiman@bu.edu no later than July 20, 2012, using the keyword “Voice” in the message title.  Please include a recent CV with your submission. Papers as delivered should be 30 minutes in length. The language of the conference and publication is English.  Participants will be notified shortly thereafter.

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