Monday, March 26, 2012

MEARCSTAPA Annual Meeting

Come one, come all!  Step right up and see the most remarkable monster (scholars) you have ever seen!  Only one thin time, one tenth of a dollar!  Step right up!

This year, our annual MEARCSTAPA meeting will be held at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo.  Please let anyone you see there who would be interested know about it.  Everyone is welcome.  We will be discussing ideas for next year's sessions at KZoo and Leeds, as well as any suggestions for other venues and projects.

MEARCSTAPA Annual Meeting
Friday, May 11, 7:30-8:30
Bernhard Lounge (Main Floor)
Western Michigan University

Note:  we have no dues and anyone is welcome to join.

Bring or wear your sexy MEARCSTAPA swag:

I hope to see many of you there!
PS.  Be sure to attend our two sessions, as well:

Session 45 Bernhard 204
You’re So Juvenile: Monstrous Children in Medieval Culture
Organizer: Asa Simon Mittman, California State Univ.–Chico; Melissa Ridley Elmes, Carlbrook School
Presider: Ana Grinberg, Univ. of California–San Diego

Is It a Boy, a Girl, or an Other? Monstrous Births of Non-monstrous Origins
Lisa Leblanc, Anna Maria College

Born For Monstrous Sanctity: Margaret and Her (Uncontainable) Dragon
Beth Sutherland, Univ. of Virginia

Twins and Hermaphrodites in Albertus and Pseudo-Albertus
Sarah Alison Miller, Duquesne Univ.

Session 138 Schneider 1360
Eyes of the Beholders: A Roundtable Discussion on the Monstrous
Organizer: Asa Simon Mittman, California State Univ.–Chico; Renee M. Ward, Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Presider: Larissa Tracy, Longwood Univ.

Us and Them: Cultural Relativism in the Middle French Secrets de l’histoire naturelle
John Block Friedman, Univ. of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign

Monsters in Dante’s Hell: Cultural Implications and Unorthodox Religion
Eric Morningstar, Univ. of Michigan–Flint

Monsters, A Definition
Marcus Hensel, Univ. of Oregon

Dogs, Devils, and the Rhetoric of Total Audibility
Jeannie Miller, New York Univ.

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