Sunday, March 30, 2008

Babel News From Eileen

springtime is here, and there is much to report and to [hopefully] seduce you

FIRST, the special issue of "Journal of Narrative Theory" [v. 37, no. 2],
"Premodern to Modern Humanisms: The BABEL Project" is now available
for viewing
and downloading at Project Muse:

SECOND, the formerly-behemoth and now recently slimmed-down BABEL
essay volume,
"Fragments For a History of a Vanishing Humanism," is going forward with Ohio
State University Press, and the prospectus and table of contents can be viewed

THIRD, BABEL has two organized roundtable sessions at Kalamazoo this
year, "What
Is the Place of the Present in Medieval Studies?" and "Is There a
Theory in the
House of Old English Studies?" [plus there is a session organized by Nicola
Masciandaro which is very BABEL-y, "Why Am I Me? On Being Born in the Middle
Ages I" which we want to tout here], and more information on those
can be found

FOURTH, along with Saint Louis University and Southern Illinois University
Edwardsville, BABEL is co-hosting the 34th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern
Medieval Association [theme: "Bodies, Embodiments, Becomings";
plenary speakers:
Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Steven Kruger] from October 2-4, 2008 [on
the downtown
campus of Saint Louis University], and the Call for Papers is here
[be there or
forever break our hearts]:

FIFTH, as part of her mission to advance [and to keep re-formulating]
"mission" in various stealth maneuvers, Eileen recently presented the
"second chapter" of the BABEL manifesto-cum-loveletter at a Medieval
Club of New
York-sponsored panel on "The Subjects of Friendship, Medieval and
and the text of that second chapter can be found here:

*The "third chapter" of the so-called BABEL manifesto-cum-love letter will be
presented by Eileen at another event worth advertising here: the 2nd
International Workshop of the Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium (of Princeton,
Columbia, Rutgers, and NYU), to be held on May 23 and 24 at Kings College
London, "Anglo-Saxon Futures 2: About Time," and the program for that can be
found here:

SIXTH, we have new list-serv members to welcome:

Ian Aebel, University of New Hampshire
Mike Augustine, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Brantley Bryant, Sonoma State University
Miriam Jacobson, Wake Forest University
Kathleen Kelly, Northeastern University
Sara Ritchey, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Will Stockton, Ball State University

*As always, please review your bios on the list-serv page, and let me know of
any adjustments:

And SEVENTH, finally [and also], we leave you with this excerpt from Spencer
Reese's "Ghazals for Spring" [from his book of poems "The Clerk's Tale"]:

"Pussy willows open their tattered pocketbooks like aristocrats escaping
who produce heirlooms at dawn and beg the border guards for political asylum.

Floorboards creak all night long in our house; the ghosts must go soon,
all night they tremble and fold their secrets in the growing heat of
the trees.

The mirror is smoke-colored, shadows flit across its surface like anxious
Shark-eyed, the mirror says, 'Unleash your opera.'

And when I think of spring, I think of love, I remember again
the night my roots exploded and mud sloshed in my guts.

O spring! Beautiful spring! How you resex the swinging trees
and sing our trembling skins to sleep."

Cheers, Eileen

Eileen A. Joy, Director of Graduate Studies
Dept. of English Language and Literature
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Peck Hall, Room 3206
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1431
(618) 650-3971

Digital Medievalist

igital Medievalist announces the publication of a special Digital
Medievalist/Digital Classicist Issue: "Though much is taken, much
abides": Recovering antiquity through innovative digital methodologies,
Published in honour of Ross Scaife (1960-2008).

* "Though much is taken, much abides": Recovering antiquity
through innovative digital methodologies: Introduction to the
Special Issue
Gabriel Bodard and Simon Mahony
* We are all together: On publishing a Digital Classicist issue of
the Digital Medievalist Journal Gabriel Bodard and Daniel Paul
* The Inscriptions of Aphrodisias as Electronic Publication: a
user's perspective and a proposed paradigm Gabriel Bodard
* The Application of Network Analysis to Ancient Transport
Geography: A Case Study of Roman Baetica Leif Isaksen

* Towards a digital model to edit the different paratextuality
levels within a textual tradition Paolo Monella
* VLMA: a tool for creating, annotating and sharing virtual museum
collections Amy Smith, Brian Fuchs, and Leif Isaksen

Volume 4 has been edited by Arianna Ciula, Dot Porter for DM and Gabriel
Bodard and Simon Mahony for DC.

See also the first two articles in our currently open volume 3
* Palaeography and Image-Processing: Some Solutions and Problems
Peter A. Stokes
* Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music: The evolution of a
digital resource
Julia Craig-McFeely

Volume 3 is being edited by Murray McGillivray and Dan O'Donnell.

Daniel Paul O'Donnell, PhD
Department Chair and Associate Professor of English
Director, Digital Medievalist Project
Chair, Text Encoding Initiative

Department of English
University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge AB T1K 3M4
Vox +1 403 329-2377
Fax +1 403 382-7191

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Statehood and State Formation in Late Antiquity and the Early Modern Period

"Statehood and State Formation in Late Antiquity and the Early Modern Period"
A Conference at the Heidelberg Academy of Applied Sciences and Humanities

3rd to 5th April 2008

Organisation: Peter Eich (Potsdam), Sebastian Schmidt-Hofner
(Heidelberg), Christian Wieland (Freiburg)

In recent years, the emergence of the "state" and the development of
"state power" in early modern Europe have provoked strong interest
among historians. Central to this interest has been the effort to
describe the stages and patterns in the structural development of
European states, to connect these stages and patterns to the
relentless expansion of the claims of state sovereignty, and to
analyse the conditions of, and reasons for, that expansion. The aim
has been to explain the origin of the highly developed, intrusive
modern state. The period under consideration has been the entire
development of the European state--starting in the late medieval
period, but with a particular focus on the Early Modern period, when
these striking developments gained real momentum.

Yet amidst all this interest, it is not generally noticed that a
comparable development had already taken place earlier in European
history. The political system of the Roman Empire underwent, over
several centuries, a development strikingly parallel to what can be
observed between 1500 to 1800. A similar gradual expansion of the
claims of state sovereignty can be observed at Rome, and here too
this expansion was accompanied by the consolidation of state power.
The period in which this development is most dramatically visible is
Late Antiquity. The Roman state of that epoch was characterised by a
degree of centralisation and complexity that has no parallel in
antiquity, and displays instead a number of parallels, remarkable in
retrospect, to the bureaucratic states that came into existence in
the Early Modern period.

As of yet, no serious attempt at a comparative analysis of the
process of state formation in these two periods of history has been
made either by ancient historians or by early modernists. By
discussing the structural changes involved and analysing their
similarities and differences--as well as the reasons for them and the
circumstances in which they arise--this comparative conference aims
to remedy this omission.

For the program and more information see Guests are welcome, there is
no participation fee.


Dr. Sebastian Schmidt-Hofner
Seminar für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik der
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg Marstallhof 4 D - 69117
Heidelberg Telephon 0049 / 6221 / 54 22 38 Fax 0049 / 6221 / 54 22 34

April 1 Lecture

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Henry Charles Lea Lecture

Jonathan S. C. Riley-Smith, University of Cambridge

"Some Modern Approaches to the History of the

5:00PM, Rosenwald Gallery
6th floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library

Jonathan S. C. Riley-Smith is the most distinguished
historian of the Crusades in the Anglophone world. He
has published fifteen books and hundreds of scholarly
articles on all aspects of Crusades history.

Making the Rounds

CFP: "The Hidden and the Revealed in Medieval and Early


"The Hidden and the Revealed in Medieval and Early
Modern Culture."

We invite papers exploring revelation and concealment,
presence and absence in medieval and early modern
texts, images and music.

We are especially interested in papers from multiple
perspectives and disciplines that interrogate medieval
and early modern conceptions of hiddenness, revelation
and presence: How did medieval and early modern
cultures apprehend and reveal the hidden? How does
the hidden reinforce the presence of the revealed?

The keynote address will be given by Dr.Ingrid
Rowland from the University of Notre Dame at the
American Academy in Rome, author of "The Culture of
the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in
Sixteenth-Century Rome" and the forthcoming "Giordano
Bruno: Philosopher/Heretic" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux.)

Presentations should be 20 minutes long.

Deadline for submission of Abstracts: May 1

Conference date: February 11, 2009

For more information about preparing your abstract,
please contact:

This conference is sponsored by Rider University and
the Delaware Valley Medieval Association.

Gorgias Press Book of Interest

* Title: A History of the Holy Eastern Church: The Patriarchate of Antioch
* Subtitle:
* Author: John Mason Neale
* Series:
* Series Volume:
* ISBN: 978-1-59333-050-7
* Price: $116
* Format: Hardback, 6 x 9, 1 vol(s), 297 pp.
* Availability: Forthcoming

Book Description

In this posthumously published document of John Mason Neale, this eminent scholar explores the history of the patriarchate of Antioch. Beginning with Sts. James and Peter, Neale traces the traditions of the historic patriarchal city of Antioch down through the first four centuries of its existence. In Neale’s characteristically readable style, the early stages of Eastern Christianity and its noteworthy figures are presented here with historical accuracy and authority. Supplemented with material by one-time patriarch of Constantinople, Constantius, this work contains a list of the Patriarchs, at times with considerable detail, down to Methodius (1843-1859). To this material, George Williams, the editor of the volume, added three pamphlets as an appendix, furthering the history of the Orthodox Church in Syria up until very near his own time (1814-1878). This important volume, likely intended to be Neale’s magnum opus, appeals to a wide range of readers: those interested in the Oxford Movement, Eastern Christianity, Orthodoxy, and the early Christian period in Syria.

John Mason Neale (1818-1866) was an English priest and scholar, as well as a writer of hymns. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge and helped found several charitable societies. He received a doctorate from Trinity College, Connecticut. Part of the high church movement, Neale wrote broadly in the areas of Eastern Christianity.

Order Information

Gorgias Press
46 Orris Ave., Piscataway, NJ, 08854 USA
Tel. +1 732-699-0343
Fax +1 732-699-0342

Call for Submissions

Gorgias Press is interested to hear from scholars who are writing new monographs, text books, or reference works on the various subject areas that Gorgias Press publishes in. Gorgias Press also publishes revised doctoral dissertations in monograph form. To discuss a project proposal, write to

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Paper proposals are requested for the "medieval literature" panel at
the Pacific
Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, November 7-8, 2008, hosted
by Pomona College in Claremont, CA. The deadline for proposal submissions is
March 15th. Please send a 500 word proposal and a 50 word abstract to

This is an open and general panel, so any topic within "medieval
literature" is
welcome. Details for the conference are here:

Please note that all presenters will need to be PAMLA members by April 15th
(student membership fee $20, standard membership #35). The memberships are
described here:

Thank you very much. Please feel free to be in touch with proposals or any

SEMA--worth posting twice

On behalf of the Southeastern Medieval Association's Old English
session at the upcoming South-Atlantic MLA conference (to be held in
Louisville, KY from 7-9 Nov. 2008), I invite papers exploring various
expressions of love and relationships in Old English poetry and
prose. Possible topics might address marriage, marriage negotiations,
failed marriages, kin relations and tensions in them, conflicts
between natal and marital bonds, reciprocity and difference in
male-female relations, heirs or their lack, spiritual marriage,
spiritual friendship, female bonds, male bonds, and lord-thegn bonds,
as well as other areas touching on the general theme. Please submit a
1-page, single-spaced abstract complete with name, proposed paper
title, institutional affiliation, and all relevant contact
information by email attachment to Karen Bollermann at (please note the 2 N's in the last name) by
May 1, 2008. Accepted papers will be notified by May 8, 2008. Those
accepted are required to join SAMLA before attending the conference.

New Book

New Book featuring Heroic Age editors in the mix:
Signs on the Edge. Space, Text and Margin in Medieval Manuscripts, ed.
Sarah Larratt Keefer and Rolf H. Bremmer Jr. Mediaevalia Goningana n.s. 10
(Paris, Louvain and Dudley, MA: Peeters, 2007).

Medieval cultures to the north and west of the Alps gained their initial
understanding of visual spatialization from the Ancient world, but
developed their own ways of managing primary and secondary space on any
surface where text and/or art interact. The eleven essays of this volume
span the period from early insular manuscripts through to later medieval
books or artefacts, and examine specific strategies in scribal layout or
prescribed authorial design. These vary in their sophistication from the
naïve and inadvertent to the self-conscious and at times parodic
intentional, allowing us a fascinating insight into the many different
ways in which main and marginal space on the page could be employed by
medieval imaginations.

In addition to the editors, contributors include Jill Frederick, Ann
Dooley, William Schipper, Catherine E. Karkov, Phillip Pulsiano†, Karen L.
Jolly, Joanne Findon, Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Erik Kwakkel and Michael

The book is dedicated to Phil Pulsiano.

For further details, see

Monday, March 17, 2008


The Med-Ren Carnival is up at In the Middle

Friday, March 14, 2008

Patristics Carnival IX

Patristics Carnival has been up a while, but I just found it.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Syriac Studies

The Canadian Society for Syriac Studies

The David J. Lane Memorial Lecture

Bas Snelders

Leiden University, The Netherlands

Religious Identity and Muslim-Christian Interchange:

Syriac Orthodox Art from the Mosul Area During the 13th Century

8 pm: Wednesday March 12, 2008

Koffler Institute for Pharmacy Management Room 108

University of Toronto, St George Campus
The Canadian Society for Syriac Studies

The David J. Lane Memorial Lecture

Bas Snelders

Leiden University, The Netherlands

Religious Identity and Muslim-Christian Interchange:

Syriac Orthodox Art from the Mosul Area During the 13th Century

8 pm: Wednesday March 12, 2008

Koffler Institute for Pharmacy Management Room 108

University of Toronto, St George Campus
The Canadian Society for Syriac Studies

The David J. Lane Memorial Lecture

Bas Snelders

Leiden University, The Netherlands

Religious Identity and Muslim-Christian Interchange:

Syriac Orthodox Art from the Mosul Area During the 13th Century

8 pm: Wednesday March 12, 2008

Koffler Institute for Pharmacy Management Room 108

University of Toronto, St George Campus

Events in Boston


18 February-8 June: Exhibition: "Tree of Paradise: Jewish Mosaics
from the Roman Empire." McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College. This
exhibition presents the reconstruction of an ancient mosaic floor
from a synagogue in Hammam Lif, Tunisia (the ancient town of Naro,
later called Aquae Persianae by the Romans). The mosaics, along with
contemporary jewelry, coins, marble statues, ritual objects, and
textiles from the Brooklyn Museum’s collection shed light on the role
of synagogues in the Diaspora during Late Antiquity, the development
of Jewish art in the Roman period, the importance of female patrons
in the ancient Jewish community, connections among early Christian,
Jewish, and Pagan symbolism in this period, and the relationship
between ancient and modern understanding of the synagogue as an
institution. The works of art in the exhibition reveal a society
where Jews were more integrated and accepted than ancient texts would
suggest. This exhibition is organized by the Brooklyn Museum and made
possible by the Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Exhibition Fund.
Presentation at the McMullen Museum is underwritten by Boston College
with major support from the Lassor and Fanny Agoos Charity Fund.
Additional funding has been provided by the Patrons of the McMullen
Museum. Exhibition page at Two hours
free parking available in the Commonwealth Garage. For directions see The exhibition runs through 8 June.

Monday, 10 March, 4:15 p.m.: Steven Marrone (Tufts University)
"Medieval Magic, Superstition and Science: An Anthropological
Approach." Humanities Center Medieval Studies Seminar, Harvard
University. Harvard University, Barker Center, Room 114, 12 Quincy
Street, Cambridge, MA.

Monday, 10 March, 7:30 p.m.: Sarah Coakley (Harvard University) "In
Persona Christi: Desire, Gender and The Eucharist." The Boston
Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy Lecture Series, Boston College,
McGuinn Third Floor Lounge, McGuinn 321, Chestnut Hill MA. Visitors

Monday, 10 March, 8:00 p.m.: David Frankfurter (University of New
Hampshire) "Domestic Devotion and Religious Change: Theoretical
Perspectives and the Christianization of Egypt." Boston Area
Patristics Group, 5 Phillips Place, Cambridge, MA. Patristica
Bostoniensia is a colloquium of the Boston Theological Institute, an
association of nine theological schools in the Greater Boston area.
For more information, please, contact Annewies van den Hoek, Harvard
Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, or visit the
website at

Thursday, 13 March, 5:00 p.m.: Patricia Dailey (Columbia) "Writing
Mystical Experience: Time, Memory, and Narrative in Hadewijch's
Visions." English Medieval Doctoral Conference, Harvard University.
Harvard University, Warren House, Kates Room (201), 12 Quincy St,
Cambridge, MA.

Saturday, 22 March, 1:30 p.m.: Paula Dietz (editor, The Hudson
Review, and cultural critic for the New York Times) "The Unicorn in
the Metropolis: The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Transformation of
Romanesque and Gothic Ruins into the Cloisters." Elements of five
medieval French cloisters collected by George Grey Barnard, and
augmented by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., were combined in a new
recreation of medieval style, inspired in part by Fenway Court. The
Cloisters with their interior gardens -- designed by Charles Collens
in 1938 -- are unified, serene spaces that extend the experience of
the museum's collection of medieval art. Part of the Landscape
Visions Lecture Series, Isabella Gardner Museum, 2 Palace Road,
Boston, MA. For more information and tickets,

Wednesday, 2 April, 7:30 p.m.: Charles H. Manekin (University of
Maryland) "The Ambiguous Impact of Scholastic Philosophy on Medieval
Jewish Philosophy." The Boston Colloquium in Medieval Philosophy
Lecture Series, Boston College, McGuinn Fifth Floor Lounge, McGuinn
521, Chestnut Hill MA. Visitors Parking: Contact:

*Thursday, 3 April, 1:30-5:30 p.m. and Friday, 4 April, 9 a.m.-4
p.m.: Gender and Religion: Authority, Power, and Agency. Radcliffe
Gymnasium, 10 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard, Cambridge, MA. Admission
is free but registration is required online. The Radcliffe
Institute’s seventh annual gender conference, cosponsored by Harvard
Divinity School, examines the persistent entanglements of religion
and gender, with a particular focus on women’s agency. Panels will
address religious law, religion and the gendered body, challenges to
religious authority, and the complexities of freedom and submission
in religious contexts. The conference includes presenters who grapple
with gender both in their scholarship and as leaders within their
religious communities. Case studies will draw on medieval Japanese
Buddhism, contemporary India, nineteenth-century Sudan, Orthodox
Judaism, the Caribbean diaspora, and diverse Christian and Muslim
contexts. Speakers include medievalists Caroline Walker Bynum
(Princeton) and Fiona Griffiths (Columbia). Visit to view
the full schedule and to register. For more information, contact

Monday, 7 April, 4:15 p.m.: James McHugh (Harvard University)
"Punning Perfumes and Theological Riddles: Religion and
Connoisseurship in Medieval India." Humanities Center Medieval
Studies Seminar, Harvard University. Harvard University, Barker
Center, Room 133, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA.

Monday, 14 April, 4:15 p.m.: Scott Lightsey (Associate Professor,
Medieval English Literature, Georgia State University) "Marvelous
Things: Object Lessons in Medieval Literature." Humanities Center
Medieval Studies Seminar, Harvard University. Harvard University,
Barker Center, Room 133, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA.

Monday, 14 April, 5:00 p.m.: Susan Crane (Columbia University) "What
is a Werewolf? Of Man and Animal and the Lay of Bisclavret." A
lecture at Boston College co-sponsored by the Department of Romance
Languages and Literatures and the Department of English. Boston
College (140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill), Devlin 101.

Thursday, 17 April, 6:00 p.m.: Judith Herrin (King's College London)
"Seventh Century Christians and their Pagan Predecessors." Harvard
University, Humanities Center, Barker Center, Room 114, 12 Quincy
Street, Cambridge, MA. A James Loeb Lecture sponsored by the
Department of the Classics.

Monday, 28 April, 4:15 p.m.: Cornelia Horn (Department of Theological
Studies, St. Louis University): "Multiformity of Apocrypha in
Byzantine and Early Islamic Traditions and the Making of Mary's
Book." The Annual Dumbarton Oaks Lecture, sponsored by the Committee
on Medieval Studies. Humanities Center Medieval Studies Seminar,
Harvard University. Harvard University, Barker Center, Room 114, 12
Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA.

Thursday, 8 May, 4:30 p.m.: Monica Green (Arizona State University)
"Why Women Can't Be Doctors: The Medieval Origins of Women's Marginal
Status in Medicine." Harvard Medical School, Countway Library, Minot
Room (fifth floor).


14-15 March 2008: Power and Patronage in the Middle Ages: Centre for
Medieval Studies Annual Conference. University of Toronto. Any
inquiries can be directed to

3-5 April 2008: "From Ignorance to Knowledge": Recognition from
Antiquity to the Postmodern and Beyond: 19th Annual Gradaute
Conference. The Centre for Comparative Literature, The University of
Toronto. This conference will explore the central theme of
recognition in a wide range of historical periods, regional
locations, and literary traditions. The Conference Committee invites
proposals from graduate students and all researchers on any topic
within the broad scope of this conference's central theme. Please
send a 500-word abstract as a Microsoft Word attachment no later than
1 October 2007 to Include any requests for
technical support and your CV stating your affiliations and listing
your degrees, publications, and recent positions if applicable. For
more information, please visit the colloquium webpage at

3-5 April 2008: Medieval Academy of America 2008 Annual Meeting.
Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, BC. Hosted by the University of British
Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and the University of Victoria.
This is a joint meeting with the Medieval Association of the Pacific
and will coincide with the annual meetings of the UBC Medieval
Workshop and the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society. For more
information see:

5 April 2008: Coming Together: Taverns, Leisure, and Public Gathering
in the Middle Ages: Princeton University Graduate Conference in
Medieval Studies. The Program in Medieval Studies at Princeton
University invites graduate students to submit paper proposals for
its annual graduate conference. We are pleased to announce this
year's keynote speaker, Margot Fassler, Robert Tangeman Professor of
Music History and Liturgy at Yale University. Opening with an address
by Professor Fassler on the Gamblers' Mass and liturgical parody in
the Carmina Burana collection, the conference invites students to
re-think the concepts of work and play and to study the different
ways in which public gatherings were woven into the social fabric of
the Middle Ages. In keeping with the Program's aim to promote
interdisciplinary exchange among medievalists, we encourage proposals
from a variety of chronologies, geographies, and disciplines. Topics
could include, but are of course not limited to: taverns and inns;
harvest boons; social and performative aspects of folklore or courtly
poetry; compositional play in literary, musical, or visual art;
hunting; liturgical drama; holy days; eating and feasting;
tournaments; games and sports; rustic mirth. In order to encourage
participation of speakers from outside the northeastern United
States, we are offering a limited number of modest subsidies to help
offset the cost of travel to Princeton. Please note that financial
assistance is not available for every participant; a committee will
assign subsidies to students who have the farthest distance to
travel. Every speaker will have the option of staying with a resident
graduate student as an alternative to paying for a hotel room. Papers
should take no more than twenty minutes to deliver. Please submit a
250-word abstract of your project by 7 January 2008 to Jamie Kreiner
( and Chris Kurpiewski

7-9 April 2008: From Magnificat to Magnificence. The Aesthetics of
Grandeur: Medieval Art, Architecture, Literature, and Music. A
Symposium in the Series "Art and Its Effects in the Middle Ages"
A conference sponsored by the Program in Medieval Studies, the School
of Music, the School of Languages, Cultures and Literatures, and the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign. Organizers: Emma Dillon, Music, University of
Pennsylvania; Beth Williamson, Art History, University of Bristol; C.
Stephen Jaeger, German and Comparative Literature, University of
Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. All sessions will take place on the
Urbana campus in the Illini Union, 1401 West Green Street, Urbana,
IL, Room 209. Registration is not required. Attendees who wish to be
included in arranged meals, please contact Stephen Jaeger
( at least one week in advance. Lunch $10, Banquet
$35. Free and open to the public.

17-20 April 2008: Celtic Studies Association of North America Annual
Meeting, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York. Invited speakers
include Dylan Foster Evans (University of Wales, Cardiff) and Roisin
McLaughlin (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies).

25-26 April 2008: "The Secular Realm in the Age of Faith": The 29th
Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum. Plymouth StateUniversity,
Plymouth, NH. Sessions not necessarily limited to the central topic.
Proposals for papers/sessions are due 15 January 2008. For full
information, call for papers, and registration, please see and/or contact Dr. Naomi Kline, MSC
21, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire 03264,

25-26 April 2008: "Venus and the Venereal: Interpretations and
Representations from Classical Antiquity Through the Eighteenth
Century." The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at
Binghamton University invites papers for a conference to be held on
the Binghamton University campus. We welcome papers on any area
concerning Venus/Aphrodite--goddess, planet, allegorical figure,
etc.--from ancient times into the eighteenth century. The conference
organizers encourage submissions from scholars working in a broad
range of disciplines, methodologies, and perspectives. Proposals for
individual papers should be no more than 500 words in length, and may
be sent either as an attachment in Microsoft Word format or as text
within an email message to Those wishing to
submit a hard copy should forward it to: CEMERS [ATTN.: Venus
Conference], Binghamton University, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY
13902-6000. We also welcome proposals for integrated panels. Panel
organizers are asked to send a brief statement of the organizing
principle of the panel, as well as abstracts, names, and affiliations
of each participant. A panel should consist of no more than three
papers, each of which will be twenty minutes in length. Selected
refereed papers will be published in Acta, a journal of the Center
for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Please submit abstracts by
Friday, November 30, 2007.

17 May 2008: Metamorphosis: The Cambridge Colloquium in Anglo-Saxon,
Norse and Celtic. Room GR06-7, Faculty of English, University of
Cambridge. CCASNC is a graduate conference which covers the language
and literature, the history and archaeology, the culture and cultural
legacy of the medieval period of British Isles and Scandinavia.
Abstract submissions are currently
being accepted from MA, Mphil, and PhD students. The deadline is
March 31, 2008. The keynote speaker will be Daniel Huws, whose talk
will be “From Song to Script in Late Medieval Wales.” Contact: CCASNC
Committee at the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, 9 West
Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP. E-mail: For more
information and registration forms, see

5-8 June 2008: Medieval Relativism and Its Legacy, 1230 to 1450.
Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France. This
interdisciplinary conference seeks to investigate the resistance to
and spread of relativistic modes of thought and expression during the
later Middle Ages, from the first surviving Latin commentaries on
Aristotle's Metaphysics to the development of linear perspective in
art. In particular, we are interested in papers that focus on
relativistic ideas in theological, scientific, ethical and literary
works, as well as in the visual arts. For more information, please go
to our website ( or
contact either Dallas G. Denery II ( or
Christophe Grellard (

19-21 June 2008: The Oral, The Written, and Other Verbal Media:
Interfaces and Audiences: A Conference and Festival. University of
Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. For full details, see The first
international, interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and
trans-historical conference and festival focusing on the interface of
the oral and the written. In keeping with the plentitude of modes and
forms of oral and textual discourse, the organizers will welcome
diverse modes of presentation, including, but not limited to, oral
performances, academic talks and panels, readers' theatre (dramatized
readings of scholarly dialogues), workshops, and projects-in-process
sessions. Our goal is to generate conversations among performers,
audiences, and scholars, including graduate students, from a wide
range of academic disciplines, cultures, and historical periods, and
to foster opportunities for collaboration among those interested in
speech and other voicings on the page. Because Saskatoon is located
in a territory highly populated with Indigenous peoples whose oral
traditions are still vital and developing, the festival will
highlight Aboriginal performers in a Crow Hop Cafe featuring
storytelling, Indigenous Hip Hop, music, an other oral performances.
For full details, see
CFP.pdf. Inquiries to either Professor Susan Gingell, Department of
English, University of Saskatchewan,, or
Professor Neal Mcleod, Department of Indigenous Studies, First
People's House of Learning, Peter Gzowski College,

24-26 June 2008: Blood in Medieval France: Fifth Annual Symposium of
the International Medieval Society, Paris. Paris, France. Keynote
speaker: Miri Rubin (Queen Mary, University of London). The
International Medieval Society of Paris (IMS-Paris) is soliciting
abstracts for individual papers and proposals for complete sessions
for its 2008 Symposium organized around the theme of "Blood in
medieval France." Blood had profound but multivalent significance in
medieval culture. As recent work has shown, it could variously serve
as a sign of life, or of death; a marker or status, or of shame; and
a signifier of holiness, or of culpability. This symposium will offer
a multi-disciplinary venue in which to consider the diversity of
blood's meanings and function in France and as it relates to the
broader European context from c. 500 to c. 1500. Papers might address
such topics as: the iconography of blood; blood libel and European
Jewry; lineage and genealogy; violence, including warfare and the
Crusades; the blood of Christ, which might encompass such issues as
the Eucharist, the wounds of Christ, and even the Grail; blood relics
and the stigmata; blood in the history of medicine, including humoral
theory, blood-letting, and menstruation; as well as narratives,
hagiographies and musical, artistic or architectural productions
related to blood. Critical and historiographic papers treating
scholarship on the subject of blood will also be welcome. Papers
should address France, Francia, or post-Roman Gaul in some way, but
they need not be exclusively limited to this geographic area. We
encourage submissions from a variety of disciplines. Abstracts of no
more than 300 words for a 20-minute paper should be e-mailed to no later than 15 January 2008. In addition to
the abstract, please submit full contact information, a CV, and a
tentative assessment of any audiovisual equipment required for your
presentation. For more information, please visit:

11-13 July 2008: Cambridge International Chronicles Symposium,
University of Cambridge. Chronicles are a fertile area of academic
research focusing on a genre of historical literature written mainly
in a time before departments of English and History had yet come into
existence. The Cambridge International Chronicle Symposium is an
interdisciplinary conference organized to promote research and to
strengthen the network of chronicle studies worldwide. The aim of the
Cambridge ICS is to allow scholars from various departments of
learning and critical approaches to meet, present new research,
demonstrate new critical approaches and discuss prospects for
ongoing, collective research between scholars and academic
institutions. The symposium will take place over two and a half days
beginning on the afternoon of July 11 at the English Faculty
Building, 9 West Road, Cambridge. The structure of the following days
takes the form of open sessions organized according to period and
theme. Papers read at the conference will be strictly limited to
twenty minutes in length and sessions will be chaired by academics in
the field. For information, registration, accommodation, conference
programme, If you have
questions, contact Cambridge ICS, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse
and Celtic, 9 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP; fax: 01223 335092;

13-16 July 2008: The Age of Gower 1408/2008: The First International
Congress of the John Gower Society. Queen Mary and Westfield College,
Mile End. The year 2008 marks the 600th anniversary of John Gower's
death. To commemorate this event, the John Gower Society, in
conjunction with Cardiff University, Queen Mary and Westfield
College, University of London, and Southwark Cathedral, announce the
First International Congress of the John Gower Society. Sessions will
be held on the campus of Queen Mary and Westfield College, Mile End.
Meals and housing accommodations will also be available on campus.
For more information,

21 to 25 July 2008: The 5th International Conference on the Medieval
Chronicle. Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, UK. Presented by the
Institute of Byzantine Studies within the School of History and
Anthropology of Queen’s University Belfast. The format of this the
fifth conference will follow in broad outline the previous four
conferences. The aim is to allow scholars who work on the various
aspects of the medieval chronicle (historical, literary,
art-historical) to meet, announce new findings, present new
methodologies and discuss the prospects for collaborative research.
The main themes of the conference are: 1. Chronicle: history or
literature? 2. The the chronicle 3. The form of the chronicle 4. The
chronicle and the ‘reality’ of the past 5. Art and Text in the
chronicle Papers in English, French or German are invited on any
aspect of Medieval Chronicle [If you would like to give a paper but
feel unable to present a paper in any of the three main conference
languages, please contact the conference organiser.] The organisers
particularly invite papers which address the relationships between
chronicles in the western (Latin) and eastern (Byzantine Greek)
traditions; papers which address the link between art and text; and
papers which deal with the Polish chronicle traditions. Papers will
be allocated to sections to give coherence and contrast; authors
should identify the main theme to which their paper relates. Papers
read at the conference will be strictly limited to twenty (20)
minutes in length. The deadline for abstracts is 1st February 2008
(maximum length one (1) side A4 paper, including bibliography).
Letters of acceptance of proposed papers will be sent out on or
before St Patrick’s Day [17th March] 2008. Registration will begin on
the afternoon of Monday 21st July 2008. For further information,
please contact: Dr Dion C. Smythe Institute of Byzantine Studies
Queen’s University, Belfast BELFAST N. Ireland BT7 1NN UK Traditionally the Conference has been well
executed and attracts a very high standard of presentations. Papers
selected from the Medieval Chronicle Conference are published in a
journal by Rodopi. Programme available at

28-29 October 2008: Translating the Middle Ages: An International
Conference sponsored by the Programs in Medieval Studies and Center
for Translation Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Call for papers: We invite submissions for papers on the theory and
practice of translation in the Middle Ages, including textual and
visual translation. Who translates what, how and why, and to what
effect? Papers may address, for example, genre and translation
(poetic translations, romance, hagiography, chronicle, scientific, or
biblical texts--what gets translated), the cultural context of
translation (patronage, circulation, gender, canon formation--who
translates for whom), or the practice of translation in the Middle
Ages (dictionaries, the transition from manuscript to print, the
voice of the translator--how is translation performed in the Middle
Ages). The scope is interpreted broadly to include Europe, Iceland,
Byzantium and the Islamic Mediterranean. Featured speakers include
Christopher Kleinhenz, Brian Merrilees, Rita Copeland, Jeanette Beer,
Lars Boje Mortensen, Catherine Batt, and Aden Kumler. An evening
event will focus on translations of medieval texts and culture by two
renowned contemporary authors who will read from the discuss their
work: W.S. Merwin, poet and translator of Dante's Purgatorio and
former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky, translator of Dante's
Inferno. Participants will submit completed papers by 1 October to be
circulated to the other members of their panel. Selected papers will
be published in a volume. Deadline for receipt of abstracts (300
words): 15 April. Notification of acceptance by 15 May. Send
abstracts and inquiries to: Karen Fresco, Director, Program in
Medieval Studies,

14-15 November 2008: Global Encounters: Legacies of Exchange and
Conflict (1000-1700). University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Call
for papers: The new Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
(MEMS) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, seeks papers
from scholars in a wide variety of disciplines. Papers dealing with
topics of cultural mediation, interchange, and conflict are
especially welcome. Possible areas of geographical concentration
include Europe, the Atlantic world, the Mediterranean, the Middle
East, Africa, and Asia. Key-note addresses will be offered by
Professor Karen Ordahl Kupperman (Silver Professor of History, New
York University), and by Professor Alfred J. Andrea (Professor
Emeritus of History, University of Vermont). The deadline for paper
proposals is 1 April 2008. Proposals should include a title, a 250
word abstract, a brief (two-page maximum) C.V., and full contact
information. Proposals should be submitted to MEMS Organizing
Committee, c/o Professor Brett Whalen, chair (
This conference is supported by: the College of Arts and Sciences;
the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the Program in Medieval and Early
Modern Studies at UNC; Associate Provost for International Affairs,
UNC Chapel Hill; the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies,
Duke University.


The Committee on Medieval Studies
Harvard University
201 Robinson Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138.
tel: 617 495 8993
fax: 617 496 3425

The Loss of Ann Freeman-Meyvaert

Freeman-Meyvaert, Dr. Ann

81, of Cambridge, Mass, died February 28 at the Neville Nursing
Facility at Fresh Pond from complications due to Alzheimers. She was
born in Springfield, Mass. on June 30, 1926. Her mother, Helen
Sawhill, an accomplished violinist at the Oberlin Conservatory of
Music, gave up a career in music after her marriage in 1923. Her
father, Hedges S. Freeman, a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic
Institute, served in the U.S. Corps of Engineers in France during
World War I. Although he died in 1935, Ann always claimed he had been
a dominant influence, teaching her even as a child to try to solve
problems in a rational way. Her health as a child was considered
rather delicate, so she had the perfect excuse for burying herself in
books she always claimed. Later in life she developed a particular
love for Trollope's novels, and after completing one reading of the
set would happily launch herself on a second and even third round.
After finishing Springfield Classical High a scholarship took her to
Wellesley College where she was the first to enroll in a newly
established interdepartmental major in Medieval Studies. She
graduated in 1948 with honors and Phi Beta Kappa. In that year the
Greek play put on as part of Commencement was Euripides's The Trojan
Women, in which she starred in the role of Cassandra. A Trustee
Fellowship from Wellesley allowed her to enroll as a graduate student
at Radcliffe College, where she planned to continue studying the
Middle Ages and hoped to find an appropriate thesis topic. Not every
graduate student has the good fortune to discover that their thesis
has solved an important literary problem of the distant past. Ann's
rather short Ph.D. thesis, presented to Harvard's History department
in 1956, successfully showed that Theodulf, a Spaniard, had been
Charlemagne's ghost-writer for the long Latin polemical treatise
bearing the king's name (the Caroline Books) and aimed against the
Greek council of Nicea II in 787. It was immediately published in the
pre-eminent journal Speculum and established her scholarly
reputation. All her later scholarly work, right to the end, continued
to center around Theodulf and his treatise, culminating finally in a
new critical edition of the work published in Germany in 1998, just
before Azheimers began to raise its ugly head. It was work on her
thesis topic that brought about a link with Paul Meyvaert, then a
monk in a monastery in the UK, on the Isle of Wight. The story of how
that link grew, flourished and resulted in a happy marriage that
lasted 43 years, is told in Jeffrey's Story: The Autobiography of
Paul J. Meyvaert, published in 2005 by the Arizona Center for
Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Many readers have said that what
has moved them most profoundly is Ann's sterling and genuine
character as it emerges from her letters quoted in the book. The
description of "home bird" fits Ann best: she was happiest at home,
and home had to have a cheerful fireplace, plenty of shelves nearby
filled with good books, records with the operas she loved so much,
the Rozenkavalier with Frederica von Stade, being her favorite. The
home picture was even more complete if one of the several dachshunds
she owned during her lifetime was waiting to be petted or taken for
an early morning walk at Fresh Pond's Kingsley Park. Ann Freeman
Meyvaert is survived by her beloved husband, Paul J. Meyvaert; her
loving daughter, Jenny; her uncle, Holland H. Freeman of Paradise,
CA; her brother Dr. James H. Freeman, of Redding, CA. Burial will be
private at Mount Auburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made in Ann Meyvaert's name to The Alzheimer's Association,
Massachusetts Chapter, 311 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
Published in the Boston Globe on 3/4/2008.

Summer Paleography/Codicology course, UNM

>> Timothy Graham, Director of the Medieval Studies Center at the
Univ. of New Mexico, will be teaching a summer course on paleography
and codicology. Information is pasted in below (from another email);
for grad students interested in medieval / early modern work that
might involve manuscripts, this is an excellent opportunity.
>>> Timothy Graham has written a book with Ray Clemens entitled
Introduction to Manuscript Studies, now out from Cornell, who did a
great job on it. There's a description of the book on the Cornell
U.P. website at:

Theorizing the Early Middle Ages

I think I posted this one, but just in case:

A conference will be held at Pacific
University (27-30 March 2008): 'Theorizing the Early Middle Ages'.
Information on the schedule can be found at the below WWW site. Plenary

speakers are Drs. Janet Nelson and Allen Frantzen.

Dr. Martha Rampton
Pacific University
Department of History
Director - Center for Gender Equity
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, Oregon 97116
Phone: 503 352 2772
Fax: 503 352 3195


I want to share with everyone the Call for Papers for the 34th Annual
Meeting of
the Southeastern Medieval Association, to be held on the campus of Saint Louis
University in downtown Saint Louis from October 2-4, 2008, and co-hosted by
Saint Louis University and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville:

Klaeber 4

Dear Colleagues,

Please find below an announcement for the new and very welcome edition of
Klaeber's Beowulf. This is the latest in the Toronto Old English Series
and will certainly be of great interest to all Anglo-Saxonists. For more
info, please also check:

All very best,

Stacy S. Klein
Executive Director, ISAS
Associate Professor of English
Rutgers University
510 George Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1167
732-932-7219 (office)
732-932-1150 (fax)

Klaeber's Beowulf, Fourth Edition

Edited by R.D. Fulk, Robert E. Bjork, and John D. Niles

Frederick Klaeber's Beowulf has long been the standard edition for study
by students and advanced scholars alike. Its wide-ranging
coverage of scholarship, its comprehensive philological aids, and its
exceptionally thorough notes and glossary have ensured its continued use
in spite of the fact that the book has remained largely unaltered since
1936. The fourth edition has been prepared with the aim of updating the
scholarship while preserving the aspects of Klaeber's work that have
made it useful to students of literature, linguists, historians,
folklorists, manuscript specialists, archaeologists, and theorists of

A revised Introduction and Commentary incorporates the
vast store of scholarship on Beowulf that has appeared since 1950. It
brings readers up to date on areas of scholarship that have been
controversial since the last edition, including the construction of the
unique manuscript and views on the poem's date and unity of
composition. The lightly revised text incorporates the best textual
criticism of the intervening years, and the expanded Commentary
furnishes detailed bibliographic guidance to discussion of textual
cruces, as well as to modern and contemporary critical concerns. Aids to
pronunciation have been added to the text, and advances in the study of
the poem's language are addressed throughout. Readers will find that the
book remains recognizably Klaeber's work, but with altered and added
features designed to render it as useful today as it has ever been.

R.D. Fulk is Class of 1964 Chancellor's Professor of English at
Indiana University.

Robert E. Bjork is a professor in the Department of English and
director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at
Arizona State University.

John D. Niles is Frederic G. Cassidy Professor of Humanities in the
Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

(Toronto Old English Series)

688 pp / 6 x 9 / 10 illustrations /Available

Cloth ISBN 978-0-8020-9843-6 £65.00 $100.00

Paper ISBN 978-0-8020-9567-1 £25.00 $39.95


Reburial for Anglo Saxon remains

Ancient grave markers found at the cathedral

Archaeologists find remains of castle and 12th century village

To Magna Excitement, Magna Carta Returns

Medieval belt buckle discovered

Large Anglo Saxon cemetery unearthed

Cash opens up literary treasures

Evidence Of Commerce Between Ancient Israel And China

Dig uncovers Iron Age waterhole

Large Anglo Saxon cemetery unearthed

Ancient grave markers found at the cathedral

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Late Antiquity in Illinois

Late Antiquity in Illinois IV

A Symposium at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Levis Faculty Center
3rd Floor
Saturday, March 15, 2008

Generously sponsored by the Program in Medieval Studies at the Univ.
of Illinois


8:00-8:45 Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:00 Welcomes:
Karen Fresco, Director, Program in Medieval Studies




Ralph Mathisen
Professor of History, Classics, Medieval Studies, University of Illinois
"The Consular Solidi of Theodosius II and Valentinian III and the
Destruction of Philip-popolis by the Huns in AD 441"

Jason Moralee
Assistant Professor of History, Illinois Wesleyan University
"Counting the Years Since the Ruin of the Temple: Palestinian Jews
and the Idea of the Temple in Ruins"

Bailey K. Young
Professor of History, Eastern Illinois University
"Ready for the Apocalypse in Seventh-Century Burgundy?"

10:30-10:45 Break



Chair: Charlie Wright (Dept. of English, UIUC)

Carl A. Springer
Professor of Classics, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
“The Angers Manuscript of Sedulius”

Michael I. Allen
Associate Professor of Classics, The University of Chicago
"Baluze meets Tar-baby, or How Br'er Lupus got Stuck in the Briar Patch"

12:00-1:00 Catered Lunch



Chair: William M. Calder III (Dept. of the Classics, UIUC)

Edward J. Watts
Associate Professor of Classics and History
Indiana University
"Theophilan Violence and the Appropriation of Athanasius' Historical Legacy"

Richard Timothy Miles
Newton Trust Lecturer in Classics, University of Cambridge
Solmsen Fellow, Institute of Research in the Humanities, Univ. of
“Augustine, Patroclus of Arles, and the Donatist Controversy”

2:15-2:30 Break



Danuta Shanzer
Professor of Classics and Medieval Studies, University of Illinois at
"Unde idola? Venerator and Venator iniquus in Claudius Marius
Victorius, Alethia 3.166-209"

Kristina Sessa
Assistant Professor of History, The Ohio State University
"Towards an Episcopal oeconomia : Leo I on Slaves within the
Christian Household"

3:45-4:00 Break



Chair: Bruce Rosenstock (Program in Religious Studies, UIUC)

Aaron P. Johnson
Harper Fellow and Collegiate Assistant Professor, Society of Fellows,
Univ. of Chicago
“Between Orientalism and Hellenism: Situating Porphyry of Tyre”

Sabine G. MacCormack
Professor of History and Classics, University of Notre Dame
“The Order of Nature and Mental Order in Boethius' Consolatio”

5:15-9:00 Reception/Banquet/Dance



The University of Illinois -- Urbana/Champaign

15 March 2008


Affiliation/Place of



Phone: Office ___________________ Home ________________

EMAIL ___________________ FAX ____________________

Registration Fee

The registration fee of $10 includes continental breakfast, 2
refreshment breaks, and reception. It can either be paid in
advance or at the door.

Banquet admission is an additional $10.

I plan to attend and to register at the door when I arrive _____

I wish to register now for ____ persons and enclose $_______.

I wish to reserve places at the banquet for ____ persons, and
enclose _____ .

Please make checks/money orders payable in U.S. dollars to:
"Late Antiquity Conference"

And mail to: Ralph W. Mathisen, Dept. of History, 309 Gregory
Hall, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61800, USA




For those wishing to spend the night, try the Hampton Inn
(217-337-1100), the Illini Union (217-333-1241), or many
lodgings near I-74, such our favorite, the Park Inn (217-344-
8000), at exit 184.
Other local lodgings include:
Ramada Inn. 217-328-4400
Courtyard Marriot. 217-355-0411
Budget motels (where the truck drivers stay):
Courtesy Inn 217-367-1171
Travelers Stay 217-344-1082
A bit out of town:
Quarters Inn in Rantoul (about 10 miles north).
Recommended by Convention Center.
Also, you can check with the local Convention Center at 217-
355-0411 for
up-to-date information (updated weekly around Wednesday)
on room
availability. They're very helpful.

For further information, write Ralph Mathisen at

CFP Deadline SOon

CFP: "Renaissance Medievalisms in Performance" (15 March; MLA, San Francisco, 27-30 December 2008)

Renaissance Medievalisms in Performance
Session sponsored by the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society

Modern Language Association Convention
27-30 December 2008

Description: As Chris Brooks argues, the Renaissance inherited the Middle Ages both as a material presence and as a complex of ideas and feelings—real and imaginary. This panel seeks papers that examine how Renaissance communities used performance to construct, evaluate, mythologize, or re-imagine the Middle Ages. Although we can find evidence of such "medievalism" in play texts, we might also identify it in staging choices, patronage, and other aspects of the theatrical enterprise. Papers that address non-English contexts are welcome.

Please submit one-page abstracts and contact information to Jill Stevenson at by March 15th, 2008.