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Now that the Congress organizing committee has posted the Call for Papers for the 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies, it is my pleasure to announce two sessions sponsored by the University of Louisville Medieval Workshop:

I. LAW AND LEGAL CULTURE IN ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND
Recognizing the extent to which the study of early law has changed over the last century, this session looks to bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines to discuss new ways of understanding pre-Conquest legal culture. As we have in the past, this year also we invite papers that examine the many ways in which law was made, understood, practiced, promulgated, and transcribed in the Anglo-Saxon world> We are eager to receive submissions representing a variety of perspectives methodologies, and disciplines. Possible topics include (but are not limited to): royal legislation, legal manuscripts, law in/and literature, legal procedure, charters and diplomatics, writs and wills, dispute resolution, theories of law and justice, perceptions of early law in later periods, and law in/and art.

II. ARCHBISHOP WULFSTAN AND THE SERMO LUPI AD ANGLOS
This session is being organized to mark the approaching 1000th anniversary (in 2014) of Archbishop Wulfstan\'s most famous composition, the Sermo lupi ad Anglos. As recent scholarship has revealed the scope of Wulfstan\'s activities as prelate, homilist, legislator, and royal councilor, scholars have come to understand the Sermo lupi, not as an isolated composition, but as part of a larger attempt to reshape England into a \"Holy Society.\" For this session, we seek proposals examining all aspects of the Sermo lupi itself, its place in the Wulfstanian canon, as well as its influence of Anglo-Saxon culture generally.

Proposals or questions can be sent via e-mail to andrew.rabin@louisville.edu.

Best,
AR

Andrew Rabin
Assistant Professor
Department of English
The University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

Bingham Humanities 336B
502-852-1722


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