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Call for Papers - SEMA 2010 “Natural, Unnatural, & Supernatural”

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Call for Papers: SEMA 2010
“Natural, Unnatural, & Supernatural”

36th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Medieval Association
Roanoke, VA
November 18-20, 2010

***DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2010***

The Thirty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Medieval Association will take place November 18-20, 2010, at the Hotel Roanoke, located in the southwest corner of Virginia in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley. Because this year’s conference coincides with the 75th anniversary of the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, we have selected “Natural, Unnatural, & Supernatural” as its theme. The first plenary will be given by Prof. Lawrence Nees (Art History, University of Delaware). The second plenary will be announced shortly.

We welcome papers and panels dealing with all aspects of the Middle Ages, but we particularly encourage those examining elements of the natural, unnatural, and supernatural in the medieval world. As it does every year, the SEMA annual conference encourages submissions from all branches of medieval studies, including but not limited to history, art, science, philosophy, theology, archaeology, paleography, language, and literatures.

Proposals for entire sessions and for interdisciplinary presentations are strongly encouraged, although individual paper proposals are welcome as well. Offers to serve as session moderators are also welcome.

Papers should be no more than 20 minutes in length and sessions should consist of no more than 3 presenters and 1 moderator. If submitting a full session, please indicate the intended format of the session (formal papers, roundtable discussion, panel, and so on) and titles of all individual presentations. All proposals should be approximately 250 words and include all contact information (mailing address as well as email) of the presenter(s) and/or organizer. Proposals must include a note regarding A/V equipment needs. Email submissions are much preferred.

Email proposals by June 1 to:

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For questions or more information about the conference please contact Matthew Gabriele (Virginia Tech) or Dana-Linn Whiteside (Roanoke College)