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  • ROBINSON, CAROL
    Apologies for cross-posting--please share the below with others! REMINDER: 27TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIEVALISM: MEDIEVALISM(S) & DIVERSITY
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      Apologies for cross-posting--please share the below with others!


      REMINDER: 27TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIEVALISM: MEDIEVALISM(S) & DIVERSITY
      (http://www.medievalism.net/conferences/ksu2012conference.html)
      There will be both the  traditional "Brick-n-Mortar" conference (Kent State University Stark) and (new) a "Cloud Conference" online for those who are unable to travel.  Student papers will be considered, but please also note and encourage your students to participate in the STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST (see below).

      INFORMATION: 27TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIEVALISM: MEDIEVALISM(S) & DIVERSITY
      (http://www.medievalism.net/conferences/ksu2012conference.html)
      DEADLINE: June 1, 2012

      Send titles and abstracts to:
      Dr. Carol Robinson, Conference Chair
      Kent State University Trumbull
      4314 Mahoning Avenue, NW
      Warren, Ohio 44483
      clrobins@...
      FAX: 330-437-0490

      THEME:
      Is there diversity in medievalism? How has medievalism represented diversity of religion, race, nationality, ethnicity, sexuality, gender,...? How have medievalist works supported issues concerning equity and inclusion? How have medievalist works oppressed and suppressed? Are there elements of bigotry and discrimination? What about human rights as a medieval concept, as a contemporary concept? Media to consider might include (but are not limited to) any of the following: novels, plays, poetry, films, art works, the Internet, television, historical works, political works, comics, video games. Angles to consider might include (but are not limited to) any of the following: race, gender, sexuality, disability/ability, religion, corporation and/or class, nationality, human rights, political correctness, marginalization, anti-marginalization tactics, rewritten codes, rewritten ideologies, re-affirmed codes, re-affirmed ideologies. 

      THE BRICK-N-MORTAR CONFERENCE STRUCTURE: This is being hosted by Kent State University Stark (October 18-20, 2012). 

      THE CLOUD CONFERENCE STRUCTURE (password-protected): Those suffering from the weak economy, we will still be providing a conference experience online (at a cheaper rate).  The Cloud Conference part is being hosted fully online by MEMO and members of the KSU Trumbull Campus (October 15 to November 15, 2012).  Individuals will post papers (PDFs), videos (YouTube),sound recordings, or other media online which will be either hosted directly within the password-protected site or linked to from outside the site (as in the case for YouTube video presentations).  Anyone registered for the Brick-n-Mortar conference will have access to this part of the conference as well and be able to comment/discuss presentations in text format online. 

      Publication Opportunities:
      Selected scholarly papers related to the conference theme will be published in "The Year’s Work in Medievalism."

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      STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST
      SPECIAL DEADLINE: July 15, 2012

      DEADLINE: June 1, 2012

      Send completed essays to:
      Dr. Carol Robinson, Conference Chair
      Kent State University Trumbull
      4314 Mahoning Avenue, NW
      Warren, Ohio 44483
      clrobins@...
      FAX: 330-437-0490

      RULES:
      1. Students must be college undergraduates currently enrolled for for classes at their academic institution.
      2. Essays must address the theme "Medievalism(s) and Diversity" (see description above).
      3. Essays must be MLA formatted, double-spaced, and in 12 point font.
      4. Essays must be submitted in PDF format via email or in paper format via regular postal mail to either Dr. Carol L. Robinson or Dr. Elizabeth Williamsen (see the addresses below).
      5. NO FAXED SUBMISSIONS!
      PRIZES
      1ST PLACE: The winning essay will be published in Medievally Speaking, be mentioned on the International Society for the Study of Medievalism web site, and receive $100.00 prize money. The paper will also be expected to be presented in a Special Session at the 27th International Conference on Medievalism.
      2ND PLACE: The essay that earns Second Place status will be mentioned on the International Society for the Study of Medievalism web site, and receive $75.00 prize money. The paper will also be expected to be presented in a Special Session at the 27th International Conference on Medievalism.
      3RD PLACE: The essay that earns Third Place status will be mentioned on the International Society for the Study of Medievalism web site, and receive $50.00 prize money. The paper will also be expected to be presented in a Special Session at the 27th International Conference on Medievalism.
      HONORABLE MENTION: Any essay that earns an Honorable Mention status (which may or may not happen) will be mentioned on the International Society for the Study of Medievalism web site. The paper might also be invited to be presented in a Special Session at the 27th International Conference on Medievalism.


      Carol L. Robinson, Ph.D.
      Associate Professor of English
      Kent State University Trumbull
      http://www.cyberspacerobinson.net
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