CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Superstition


Source of Information: CFP 2003-08-29/2003-09-06
Date of Event: 2004-02-19 to 21
Location of event: Miami, USA
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2003-10-20




CALL FOR PAPERS

"Superstition"

Thirteenth Annual Symposium
Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Studies

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Miami

19-21 February, 2004

To celebrate the Symposium's thirteenth incarnation, the conference seeks
to examine a range of phenomena related to superstition in various
cultural and historical contexts. Proposals addressing any world region or
representational form are welcome;  interdisciplinary projects are
especially encouraged. Topics might include, although are not limited to:

Abjection
Fate and Destiny
The Supernatural
Fear and Loathing
Animism and Shamanism
Magical and Sacred Numbers
Idolatry
Folklore
Witchcraft
Healing Practices
Power of the Unknown
The nature of evidence, proof, and belief
The Occult

Keynote Speaker:
Richard Kieckhefer

author of Magic in the Middle Ages (Cambridge, 1989) and several books
on witchcraft

Please send abstracts for 20-minute papers, as well as proposals for
alternative presentation formats (e.g. full panels, round tables, debates,
performance, etc.). This is a discussion-oriented conference with no
concurrent panels.

Send proposals by 20 October 2003 (e-mail preferred) to:

Prof. Michelle R. Warren
C/O Aaron Merideth
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
University of Miami
PO Box 248093
Coral Gables, FL 33124-4650
Tel: 305. 284. 4858
Fax: 305. 284. 2068
E-mail: a.merideth@miami.edu

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