Monday, September 14, 2009


CFP: 2010 International Medieval Congress, Leeds
Title of Session(s): Exploring the Monstrous (I, II, ...)
Sponsor: Mearcstapa

This year's theme of Travel and Exploration seems tailor-made for work on monsters, many of which were believed to dwell in far-off lands, in 'the East,' or the far North or even, late in the period, in the 'New World.' We invite papers dealing with travel to monstrous lands and travel accounts describing interactions with monsters and monstrous peoples, as well as those dealing more abstractly with medieval explorations of the monstrous. We welcome papers in any discipline, dealing with any aspect of monstrosity in the Middle Ages. Depending on the submissions, we will propose between one and four full sessions to the selection committee at Leeds. Possibility exists for the collective publication of the papers, following the Congress.

Please send a paper title and abstract, along with you name, affiliation, mailing address and email address to Asa Simon Mittman ( by September 23, as we need to vote on these and submit as a unit to the IMC by October 1. Also please note if you will need any A/V equipment.

For more information, see the general CFP.

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