The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0506  Monday, 22 March 1999.

From:           T. Scott Clapp"<This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 19 Mar 1999 10:45:14 -0700
Subject:        ACMRS CFP

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"Fear and Its Representations in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance"

CALL FOR PAPERS **DEADLINE October 1, 1999**

The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State
University invites session and paper proposals for its sixth annual
interdisciplinary conference, February 17-19, 2000. The Center welcomes
papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the
Middle Ages and Renaissance and especially those that focus on this
year's theme of fear. Papers may address, for example, the role fear of
such things as torture, the exchange of hostages, public punishment, and
dismemberment plays as a deterrent in secular matters; or they may
investigate literal fear, such as fear of hell and damnation, fear of
battle, fear of love, and fear of losing love, or other relevant
topics.  The plenary speaker will be R. I. Moore (University of
Newcastle), author of _The Formation of a Persecuting Society: Power and
Deviance in Western Europe, 950-1250_ (1987) and The Origins of European
Dissent (1977).

Pending contract negotiations, selected papers related to the conference
theme are considered for publication in the sixth volume of the "Arizona
Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance" series, published by
Brepols Publishers (Belgium). Papers dealing with any facet of the
Mediterranean region will be considered for publication in the journal
Mediterranean Studies, sponsored by the University of Massachusetts at
Dartmouth, the Medieval and Renaissance Collegium (MARC) at the
University of Michigan, and ACMRS at Arizona State University.

The conference will also host "The Medieval Book: A Workshop in
Codicological Practice." This pre-conference, half-day workshop led by
Richard Clement, University of Kansas, will focus on the making of the
medieval codex. Participants will discuss the production of parchment,
paper, pens, and ink, and then will make several quires in preparation
for writing. Note: This workshop does not cover scripts and is not

All sessions will be held at Arizona State University. Dedicated as an
Arboretum, the campus provides a comfortable sub-tropical environment,
allowing visitors to enjoy an abundance of sunshine. Accommodations are
available at two hotels, which are within walking distance of the
university, near numerous attractions in the Phoenix-Scottsdale-Tempe
area, and are 15 minutes from Phoenix International airport. The high
temperature in the "Valley of the Sun" during February averages 70

The conference registration fee is just $60 ($35 for students) and
includes welcoming and concluding receptions, two days of concurrent
sessions, concert, and keynote address.

By October 1, 1999, send two copies of session proposals or one-page
abstracts, along with two copies of your current c.v. and the
audio-visual request form (available on the website), to Robert E.
Bjork, Director, ACMRS, Arizona State University, Box 872301, Tempe, AZ
85287-2301. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Phone: (602) 965-5900. Fax: (602)
965-1681. Access our website <http://www.asu.edu/clas/acmrs> or contact
ACMRS for more information.

T. Scott Clapp, MPA
Program Coordinator
Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Arizona State University
PO Box 872301
Tempe, AZ  85287-2301
Phone: (602) 965-5900; FAX: (602) 965-1681
ACMRS Home Page: http:/www.asu.edu/clas/acmrs

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