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CFP: Shield Maidens and Sacred Mothers

July 8, 2011

Shield Maidens and Sacred Mothers:

Medieval Women in Truth and Legend

October 7, 2011

 

Call for Papers

This forthcoming interdisciplinary international conference seeks to examine images and representations of medieval women. Our aim is to promote new scholarship and innovative approaches to the study of this figure within the wider context of literary and historical studies. Our purpose is to foster an interdisciplinary discussion of the ways in which the medieval female is depicted within myth, folklore, legend and historiography.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Roberta Lynn Staples, Sacred Heart University, Connecticut, USA.

Author of The Company of Camelot. Arthurian characters in Romance and Fantasy (with Charlotte Spivack)

Abstracts of not more than 250 words are invited for individual 20-minute papers on the theme of the conference (interpreted in literary or historical terms, or both). Abstracts should be emailed to:

TAL2011@cf.ac.uk

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: August 31, 2011

The Conference will take place at Cardiff University’s main campus.

Please visit our Facebook Page: Shield Maidens and Sacred Mothers

For more information please contact Nicole Thomas thomasn7@cardiff.ac.uk

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