CEA invites papers on Medieval British Literature for its 38th annual meeting in New Orleans. The conference theme this year is "Empathy and Ethics." Proposals addressing this theme are especially encouraged, but any topic addressing Medieval British literature will be considered.
Papers might address the following:
1) How are empathy and/or ethics portrayed in literature or film of/about the Middle Ages?
2) How do Medieval British texts discuss values and build empathy?
3) How are human responses to matters of human suffering explored?
4) How are matters of empathy, ethics, revenge, and self-service addressed in Medieval British literature?
5) Papers on the teaching of Medieval British literature might address how students are challenged to consider matters of empathy, ethics, revenge, and self-service.
6) How can Medieval literature addressing differences in culture, ethnicity, gender, and religion be used to teach matters of empathy and ethics today?
Proposals should be submitted by November 1st via the online database at http://english.ttu.edu/CEA/conftool/index.php
When you submit your proposal, use a pull-down menu to indicate your topic. Indicate at that pull-down menu that your submission should be directed to James M. Palmer, chair of the Medieval British panels. Please email a copy of your proposal to me as well at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To preserve time for discussion, CEA limits presentations to 15 minutes. All presenters must become members of the College English Association by January 1, 2007. For membership information, contact Joe Pestino at email@example.com For more information about CEA, the general conference theme, or other special sessions, please consult the CEA web site – http://www2.widener.edu/~cea/
James M. Palmer
Assistant Professor of English
Prairie View A&M University
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