[Mediaevistik] CFP: YMAGINA at the GSA Conference, Oakland, CA, 7.-10.10.10

Markus Stock markus.stock at utoronto.ca
Die Jan 5 01:25:20 CET 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS ? Medieval/Early Modern

Thirty-Fourth Annual Conference of the German Studies Association  
(GSA) in Oakland, CA
October 7-10, 2010

YMAGINA (Young Medievalist Germanists in North America,  
http://www.ymagina.org) is pleased to announce a call for papers for  
the following sessions at the 2010 GSA conference.

1. Aesthetics and Style in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period
Papers on all aspects of aesthetics and style in medieval German  
literature and other media; medieval theoretical, theological, and  
philosophical formulations and explorations of aesthetics; cultural  
and literary manifestations of style; social, religious, and literary  
determinations of style; genre and style; transgeneric and transmedial  
aspects of style.

2. Art in Literature ? Literature in Art in Medieval and Early Modern Culture
Papers on the relationship between visual arts and literature in the  
Middle Ages and the Early Modern Era (both theoretical exploration and  
practical application); function of art and artistic creations in  
premodern literary works; ekphrasis; literature?s effect on premodern  
art and iconography; literature as source or inspiration for art and  
vice versa.

3. Suffering in Medieval and Early Modern Culture
Papers on cultural discourses on suffering and pain; physical vs.  
mental/spiritual suffering; suffering and love; suffering and  
religious passion; representation and iconography of suffering, pain,  
or torture; innocence and suffering.

We seek 15- to 20-minutes papers, in English or German. Please send an  
abstract (max. 250 words) and a brief CV that includes institutional  
affiliation by Friday, February 5th, 2010, to both of the following  
organizers (e-mail submissions only, please):

Markus Stock
Germanic Languages and Literatures
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON M5S 1J4, Canada
markus.stock at utoronto.ca

Olga Trokhimenko
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Univ. of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, NC 28403, USA
trokhimenkoo at uncw.edu