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The Presence of the Past:
Thirty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association
Las Vegas, May 2002

Call for Papers

The Presence of the Past
34th Annual Meeting of the RMMRA
Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Assn., RSA Affiliate

Las Vegas
University of Las Vegas, May 23-25, 2002

Plenary speakers
Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate and Director, International Institute of
        Modern Letters, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Terence Hawkes, English, Cardiff University, Wales
Diane Wolfthal, Art History, Arizona State University

>>Topic Open<<

You are cordially invited to submit abstracts for session and 20-minute
paper proposals either on the conference theme or on any topic in
medieval, Renaissance, or early modern studies. "The Presence of the Past"
concerns such questions as these: in what ways are images, artifacts,
texts, and institutions of the medieval and early modern periods part of
the contemporary world?  What valid parallels or narratives connect these
periods to the world today?  How can we address our own historical and
cultural situatedness?  How did medieval and early modern cultures
themselves apprehend and address the presence of the past?

Deadline: March 1, 2002
Submit by January 15 for early response

Please send session proposals or one-page abstracts to: Elspeth Whitney,
Dept. of History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, fax:
+1-702-895-1782 phone: +1-702-895-3350 address: Las Vegas, NV 89154-5020,

Questions? Contact Charles Whitney, Dept. of English, UNLV fax: +1-702-895-4801 phone: +1-702-895-3920
address: Las Vegas, NV 89154-5011, USA