Thursday, September 30, 2010

CFP Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Ethics and Objects (deadline nearing!)

Deadline approaching!

The GW Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute (MEMSI) is sponsoring a conference on "Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Ethics and Objects in the Early Modern and Medieval Periods." The conference will be held on Friday March 11 and Saturday March 12. The keynote lecture will be given by Jane Bennett. The five double plenary sessions include:
Animal
Karl Steel and Sharon Kinoshita
Mineral
Kellie Robertson and Valerie Allen
Vegetable
Carla Nappi and Peggy McCracken
Ethics
Eileen Joy and Julian Yates
Objects
Julia Reinhard Lupton 

We hope that you will join us ... and that you will consider proposing a presentation. The deadline to submit a paper abstract or to propose a panel or round table is Friday October 15. You may email your submission to gwmemsi@gmail.com.

To maintain an intimate feel and to ensure that the conference conversations are coherent and sustained, participation in the event is limited to eighty. We hope to see you in Washington!

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