Source of Information: CFP 2000-02-16
Date of Event: issue of a journal: autumn 2000
Location of event: n.a.
Deadline for papers: 2000-09-01
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THE JOURNAL OF MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN STUDIES Call for Submissions The editors invite your submissions to the following special issue scheduled to appear in 2001. "Sacrifice: Medieval and Early Modern" Edited by David Aers, Sarah Beckwith, and Annabel Wharton Volume 31 / Number 3 / Fall 2001 Anthropologists evolving their own interdisciplinary protocols in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries considered sacrifice a defining component of those contemporary cultures which they regarded as inhabiting a premodern world. Within the culture known as Christianity, sacrifice has also been a defining distinction separating Catholic rituals and theologies from those of Protestants, for whom the Mass was no longer understood as a sacrifice. In the Kierkegaardian reading of Abraham and Isaac, sacrifice is definitive of faith itself, since to demand reasons for Abraham's sacrifice is to traduce the very nature of divinity. Central to definitions of faith, therefore, the notion of sacrifice is also central to a fideistic account of Christianity. In devoting a special issue to the topic of sacrifice, we wish to explore this topic within the context of medieval cultures (Christian, pre-Christian, Judaic, Islamic, and/or their interactions), and as part of an exploration of the way in which medieval culture and its transformations have been perceived. Examples of the kinds of questions we are interested in include the following: questions of soteriology and atonement, the role of sacrifice in ritual and theater (in which an actor stands in for another), its role in formations of subjectivity and in the self-understanding of social groups, in exegesis, in the poetics of sacrifice in literary texts, and in the relation of modernity to premodernity. Are there antisacrificial understandings of atonement in the Middle Ages? What are the social and psychic consequences for political and cultural forms of the Reformed rejection of the Mass as a sacrifice? Submission deadline (papers, not abstracts): 1 September 2000 Send two copies of the manuscript double-spaced, including endnotes, following the style guidelines of the Chicago Manual of Style (14th ed., esp. chap. 15 on documentation). Papers accepted for publication will need to be formatted more specifically, in hardcopy and diskcopy, according to journal style. Any illustrations accompanying a manuscript must be camera-ready, glossy prints and must be provided with permissions for their reproduction no later than the submission deadline. For return of manuscripts, please include an SASE. We do not consider articles that have been published elsewhere or are under simultaneous consideration with another publisher. Before submitting, please also consult our statement of purpose on the inside front cover of the journal or at our website. Send submissions to: Michael Cornett, Managing Editor Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies Duke University Box 90656 Durham, NC 27708 JMEMS@duke.edu www.duke.edu/~jmems/jmems =============================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List CFP@english.upenn.edu Full Information at http://www.english.upenn.edu/CFP/ or write Erika Lin: firstname.lastname@example.org ===============================================
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