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Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Call for Papers

The 14th Annual ACMRS Conference

Law and Sovereignty

in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

14 ? 16 February in Tempe, Arizona
ACMRS invites session and paper proposals for its
annual interdisciplinary conference to be held 14 ? 16
February 2008 at the Fiesta Inn Resort in Tempe,
Arizona. We welcome 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 law and sovereignty, both in its
literal and metaphorical manifestations.

Selected papers related to the conference theme will
be considered for publication in the conference volume
of the Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the
Renaissance series, published by Brepols Publishers

The conference keynote speaker will be Richard F.
Green, Humanities Distinguished Professor of English
and Director of the Center for Medieval and
Renaissance Studies at Ohio State University. Among
his many publications are A Crisis of Truth:
Literature and Law in Ricardian England (University of
Pennsylvania Press, 1998), Poets and Princepleasers:
Literature and the English Court in the Late Middle
Ages (University of Toronto Press, 1980), Interstices:
Studies in Middle English and Anglo-Latin Texts in
Honor of A. G. Rigg, ed. with Linne R. Mooney
(University of Toronto Press, 2004), and The Singer
and the Scribe: European Ballad Traditions and
European Ballad Cultures, ed. with Phillip Bennett
(Rodopi, 2004).

Before the conference, ACMRS will host a workshop on
manuscript studies to be led by Timothy Graham,
Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies at the
University of New Mexico. The workshop will be
Thursday afternoon, February 14, and participation
will be limited to 25 participants, who will be
determined by the order in which registrations are
received. Email [email protected] with ?conference
workshop? as the subject line to be added to the list.
The cost of the workshop is $15 and is in addition to
the regular conference registration fee.

The conference registration fee is $85 ($45 for
students) and includes welcoming and farewell
receptions, two days of concurrent sessions (Friday
and Saturday), and keynote address. Please note that
there will be an opening reception Thursday evening,
but there will be no sessions that day.

The deadline for proposals is 5:00 p.m. Mountain
Standard Time on 15 October 2007. Proposals must
include audio/visual requirements and any other
special requests. Subsequent a/v requests may not be
honored without additional charge. In order to
streamline the committee review process, submissions
will only be accepted at from
1 May through 15 October 2007. Questions? Call
480-965-9323 or email [email protected].

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