medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

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
--the supernatural
--the nature of evidence, proof, and belief
--animism and shamanism
--healing practices

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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