The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1296  Thursday, 22 July 1999.

From:           T. Scott Clapp <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 20 Jul 1999 10:22:55 -0700
Subject:        ACMRS CFP 2000

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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).

Selected papers related to the conference theme will be 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 general sessions will held at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, a
luxury resort featuring swimming pool, tennis courts, sauna, and
proximity to numerous attractions in the Phoenix-Scotsdale-Tempe area.
The hotel is just two blocks from Arizona State University and 15
minutes from Phoenix International airport. The high temperature in the
"Valley of the Sun" during February averages 70 degrees.

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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