Call for Papers

30th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum

Friday and Saturday 24-25 April 2009

Call for Papers and Sessions

“Dreams, Imagination, Fantasy”

What was the role of the imagination in medieval and Early Modern culture? Was “fantasy” distinguishable from “reality”? How did people talk about and experience dreams?

Papers need not be confined to the theme, but may cover many aspects of Medieval and Renaissance life, literature, languages, art, philosophy, theology, history and music.

Please email abstracts directly to Dr. Karolyn Kinane at kkinane@plymouth.edu or via USPS:

Dr. Karolyn Kinane, Director Medieval Studies
Dept. of English MSC 40
Plymouth State University
Plymouth, NH 03263

If you wish, you may submit your abstract using the online response form.

Abstract deadline: 15 January 2009

Presenters and early registration: 15 March 2009

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