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medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture


>"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:
>
>--fear and loathing
>--magical and sacred numbers
>--power of the unknown
>--the occult
>--fate and destiny
>--abjection
>--the supernatural
>--idolatry
>--the nature of evidence, proof, and belief
>--witchcraft
>--animism and shamanism
>--healing practices
>--folklore
>
>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: [log in to unmask]

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