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medieval studies MAs (was Re: [M-R] CFP - Language and Silence)

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Frans van Liere <[log in to unmask]>

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medieval-religion - Scholarly discussions of medieval religious culture <[log in to unmask]>

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medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

The only problem with English MA programs is their late notification of
acceptance. Students can get in an awkward situation when they have not heard
from one institution, while they have to reply to another soon whether they
accept or not.



Frans van Liere
Department of History, Calvin College
1845 Knollcrest Circle SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4402
e-mail: [log in to unmask]
http://www.calvin.edu/academic/history/faculty/vanlieref/

>>> George FERZOCO <[log in to unmask]> 10/7/2009 5:24 PM >>>
medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

1) Although not precisely an MA, someone with a Diploma in Medieval  
Studies from the International Federation of Medieval Studies  
Institutes would be appealing to any doctoral programme; for more  
details, see:
http://web3.letras.up.pt/fidem/index.php?url=DEEM.php 

2) Precisely an MA, the University of Bristol offers five (count 'em)  
medieval MAs; for details, see http://www.bristol.ac.uk/ 
medievalcentre/ma-medievalstudies/info.html

The vitality of the Bristol programme is witnessed by the excellent  
graduate conference it runs annually; this year's, as you will have  
noted (see below, in case you missed it first time around), features  
a master class let by Bernard McGinn.

Best wishes, George

--
George FERZOCO
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On 7 Oct 2009, at 18:10, Edwina Thorn wrote:

> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and  
> culture
>
> I'd very much appreciate it, if you would mention this CFP to your
> post-graduate students.
>
> Many thanks,
> Edwina
> --------------------
>
> CALL FOR PAPERS
>
> 16th Annual Postgraduate Medieval Conference
> 26-27th February 2010
> Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol, UK
> http://www.bristol.ac.uk/medievalcentre/ 
>
> LANGUAGE AND SILENCE
>
> Master Class with Professor Bernard McGinn (University of Chicago),
> ‘Communicating the Incommunicable: Mystical Ineffability from  
> Origen to
> Catherine of Siena’
>
> The University of Bristol hosts the longest-running international  
> medieval
> postgraduate conference in the UK. Each year we offer medievalists the
> opportunity to present their research, discuss ideas, and foster links
> bridging disciplinary and geographical boundaries. This year we invite
> proposals for papers from postgraduates and early career scholars  
> on the
> theme of ‘Language and Silence’.
>
> Issues of language and silence permeate both religious and  
> political life in
> the Middle Ages: from attempts to engage with and communicate  
> spiritual
> experience, to the complex negotiations involved in balancing the  
> demands of
> the solitary religious life with the needs of the community, to the
> political pressures on everyday language in times when charges of  
> heresy are
> a real concern. In private life, too, the ability or authority to  
> speak was
> governed by a complex array of theological, philosophical and  
> social codes.
> This conference aims to address issues such as these in the context of
> medieval life, and also some of the broader issues of language, and  
> its
> absence, raised by such debate.
>
> Topics may include but are not limited to:
>
> -The said and the unsaid
> -Ineffability, inexpressibility and the limitations of language
> -The suppression of speech or ideas, whether psychological, social,
> political or religious
> -Interactions between language and silence in the religious life
> -The interaction between verbal and non-verbal languages
> -Interpretation and the construction of meaning
> -Texts that display a foregrounding of language
> -Issues of language and identity.
>
> Papers should be no more than 20 minutes long.
>
> Abstracts of 250-300 words should be sent by email (by preference) to:
> Edwina Thorn ([log in to unmask])
>
> or to Edwina Thorn, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of  
> Bristol,
> Graduate School of Arts, 7 Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1TB, UK.
>
> Deadline for receipt of abstracts: January 8th, 2010.
>
> The conference is free of charge, and some bursaries to help cover  
> travel
> costs might be available for presenters travelling long distances  
> to attend.
> Further details (e.g. full programme, registration details and  
> information
> about accommodation) will be posted online as they become available
> http://www.bristol.ac.uk/medievalcentre/ 
>
> The Conference Committee
> Jonathan McFadyen, Edwina Thorn and Jocelyn Edmonds.
>
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