Monday, August 07, 2006

Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Conference

The 2007 RMMRA Conference will be held in conjunction with the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference at Arizona State University, 15-17 February 2007.

ACMRS and RMMRA invite session and paper proposals for their joint annual interdisciplinary conferences to be held 15 - 17 February 2007 at the Fiesta Inn Resort in Tempe, Arizona. We welcome papers that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and especially those that focus on this year's theme of masculinities and femininities, both in their literal and metaphorical manifestations.

Selected papers related to the conference theme will be considered for publication in the conference volume of the Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance series, published by Brepols Publishers (Belgium).

The conference keynote speaker will be Valerie Traub, Professor of English and Women's Studies and Director of the Women's Studies Program at the University of Michigan. Among her many publications are Gay Shame, ed. with David Halperin (forthcoming University of Chicago Press), The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England (Cambridge University Press, 2002), Feminist Readings of Early Modern Culture: Emerging Subjects, ed. with M. Lindsay Kaplan and Dympna Callaghan (Cambridge University Press, 1996), and Desire & Anxiety: Circulations of Sexuality in Shakespearean Drama (Routledge Press, 1992).

Before the conference, ACMRS will host a workshop on manuscript studies to be led by Timothy Graham, Director of the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of New Mexico. The workshop will be Thursday afternoon, February 15, and the limited number of participants will be determined by the order in which registrations are received. Email with "conference workshop" as the subject line to be added to the list. The cost of the workshop is $15 and is in addition to the regular conference registration fee.

The conference registration fee is $85 ($45 for students) and includes welcoming and farewell receptions, two days of concurrent sessions (Friday and Saturday), and keynote address. Please note that there will be an opening reception Thursday evening, but there will be no sessions that day.

The deadline for proposals is 5:00 pm Mountain Standard Time on 15 October 2006. Proposals must include audio/visual requirements and any other special requests. Subsequent a/v requests may not be honored without additional charge.

In order to streamline the committee review process, submissions will only be accepted at from 28 July through 15 October 2006.

Questions? Call 480-965-9323 or email


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