Gazing on the Medieval: Postmodern Theory and the Middle Ages (edited collection)
Contributions are currently being solicited for an peer-reviewed collection, tentatively titled Gazing on the Medieval: Postmodern Theory and the Middle Ages. The essays in this interdisciplinary volume will all engage postmodern theory (feminist, theological, political, psychoanalytical, post-structural, etc.) in the interpretation of medieval texts.
The overall reach of the volume is intentionally broad. Given that the idea of what is postmodern - or even what is theory - is entirely slippery, the intention is to let the collection grow organically as participants contemplate the distance between our own age and the Medieval. The volume is intended to be more than just an inquiry on how we might use 20th century theory to examine the Middle Ages, but a contemplation on both medieval and postmodern thought as they are refracted through each other.
Interested participants should send a detailed abstract of 300-500 words and a brief C.V. to Gretchen Busl at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 20th, 2010. Full articles of 5-10,000 words will be due by April 1, 2011.
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