Young Medievalist Germanists in North America (YMAGINA) will sponsor two sessions for the GSA meeting next Fall. Please submit one-page abstracts on one of the below topics by Feb. 4, 2005 to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Gods and the Divine
Godly figures, 'worshipped' humans, representations of or confrontations with God/the divine, delusions of grandeur, the relationship between divinity and power, discernment of spirits, and religious reform movements.
Urban Performances in the Middle Ages: The Medieval City as Stage
Papers may broadly address “performance” in the medieval urban setting: gender and performance, the relationship between the urban setting and changing modes of behavior, medieval drama and the city, public versus private performances, the politics of performance, urban performance as memory, and the spectacle of medieval urban life.
Recycling the Past
Papers in this session will consider the reception of the German Middle Ages in the modern and postmodern age. Topics might include: the relationship between nationalism and medieval reception, East and/or West German use/misuse of the Middle Ages, recycling medieval German culture in popular culture, and the recycling of the medieval German past in post-unification Germany.
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