Medieval Ecocriticisms is seeking papers for a session to be held at the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, July 3-6, 2017.
Each year, the Congress chooses a special thematic strand; this year, that strand is "Otherness." Medieval Ecocriticisms seeks papers or position statements that combine an environmental or ecological approach with a consideration of "otherness" in some area of Medieval Studies, construed as broadly as possible in terms of time, space, and discipline. The session might include three or four 15- to 20-minute papers, or five to seven position statements of eight to ten minutes, depending on how many people are interested in participating, as well as a respondent.
The IMC call for papers refers to "otherness" particularly in terms of human interactions with other human beings. This session seeks papers or position statements that also or instead consider relationships with or among animals, objects, dwellings, mountains, the sea, and/or other non-human others.
Please submit proposals Heide Estes (email@example.com) by September 1. Include title, abstract of 250 words, academic affiliation, audio-visual needs, and information about any need for accommodations Please let me know if you are flexible in regards to presenting a paper or position statement, or serving as a respondent, or if you would prefer one or another of the options.
More information about the International Medieval Congress:
Call for Papers
Guidelines for Submissions (with information about location and anticipated registration fee)
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