Call for papers: Old Czech Literature and Culture
Czech specialists note: one of the sessions sponsored by Saint Louis University's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the annual Kalamazoo medieval conference will be on OLD CZECH LITERATURE AND CULTURE.
Despite the late notice, I am inviting all interested parties to submit an abstract to me on any topic on Old Czech literature or culture (including language, if the topic is of more general interest -- email me with your thoughts).
The abstract should be typed, double-spaced, not more than approximately 300 words in length, and clearly indicate the paper's theses, methodology, and conclusions.
(Let me add that this need not be the final draft of the abstract, so long as it contains all the essential ingredients.)
Papers should be essentially new and not have been presented in public before; they should require no more than 20 minutes to read (a limit strictly imposed).
Please note that if an abstract is accepted, the author must provide a written commitment to read the paper personally at the congress.
I shall need the following information: name of author, institutional affiliation, complete mailing address; phone and FAX numbers; email address (if available); confirmation of 20-minute reading time; complete A-V/Computer requirements for the presentation.
This will all take place at the 35th International Congress on Medieval Studies May 4 - 7, 2000 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, Michigan
Additional information on the congress, accommodations, etc. will follow.
Deadline for submission is Monday, September 27th.
Please send your abstracts or inquiries to
David T. Murphy,
Director Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Saint Louis University 3800 Lindell Boulevard,
PO Box 56907
Phone: (314) 977-7180
FAX: (314) 977-1602
Despite the short notice, it would be good if those of you who are interested in Old Czech culture could make every effort to participate. We normally do not have much of a presence in medieval conferences in general, a fact that needs to be rectified.
Thank you all for your consideration.