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Medieval Manuscript Miscellanies
Thirty-Ninth International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, May 2004


Call for Papers
"Manuscript Miscellanies: Texts and Their Material Contexts"
Thirty-ninth International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, MI May 6-9 2004


    This session seeks to explore the varied manuscript contexts within
which medieval texts are found, and to consider the implications of such
contexts for the reception and circulation of medieval texts. We invite
papers addressing such questions as: How does the conjunction of texts in
a manuscript miscellany shape a reading of certain texts? What do
miscellanies suggest about the reading experiences of medieval audiences?
How does a miscellanyıs structure illuminate the practices of a medieval
compilator? What do miscellanies suggest about the circulation of texts in
particular temporal, regional, cultural, or social milieux? How do
manuscript miscellanies problematize ideas about the genre and/or presumed
audience of certain medieval texts? Scholars interested in these or
related issues are invited to send 250-word abstracts (with full contact
information) by September 5, 2003 to:

Dr. Siobhain Bly Calkin
Dept. of English, Carleton University

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