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CFP: "Rereading Household Records," Leeds IMC 2005
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1478  Monday, 9 August 2004

From:           Barbara D. Palmer <
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Date:           Thursday, 5 Aug 2004 11:25:33 -0400
Subject:        CFP: "Rereading Household Records," Leeds IMC 2005

CALL FOR PAPERS:
REED-Sponsored  Sessions at the
International Medieval Congress 2005
University of Leeds, 11-14 July 2005

"Rereading Household Records"

In thirty years of Records of Early English Drama (REED) editors'
fieldwork, the field itself matured from locating household texts to
understanding their contexts.  Abundant (if spotty) household
records-accounts and letters-survive, but their entertainment expenses
are only partially explicable without interdisciplinary sources and
methodologies from the perspectives of economic, domestic, cultural,
consumer, and preservation history.  These REED-sponsored sessions
consequently invite papers which address new ways of looking at
household organization; stewards' practices and record-keeping
conventions; travel accounts; such socio-economic dimensions as seasons,
hospitality, rites of passage, hierarchical structures, age groups;
women's management practices; education in estate management; delegation
and deputization of household authority; the language and rhetoric of
household communication; and archive acquisition, access, and
preservation issues.  The premise of these sessions is that the more
household entertainment records REED editors have found, the more they
have realized how much interdisciplinary knowledge is called for to
understand their full contextual meaning.

Please direct inquiries and expressions of interest to either of the
REED-sponsored 2005 sessions' co-organizers: Ted McGee,

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Further information on the 2005 International Medieval Congress (and its
special thematic strand of "Youth and Age") is available at
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/imi/imc/imc.htm.  By 15 September 2004, please
send a one-page (maximum) abstract, preferably by e-mail, to Barbara
Palmer.  By 10 June 2005 the full text of accepted papers should be sent
to Ted McGee so that potential session commentators have sufficient time
to prepare their responses.

C.E. McGee

Professor of English, English Department, St. Jerome's University,
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G3, Canada, (519)
884-8110 (or -8111), ext. 280, 
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Barbara D. Palmer

Professor of English (retired), University of Mary Washington.  Home and
Mailing: 409 Shaw Court, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405, U.S.A., (540)
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