The EMREM Postgraduate Forum Annual Symposium


The EMREM Postgraduate Forum Annual Symposium

The Other
‘The Monstrous, the Marginal and the Misunderstood’

Friday 18th March 2011

Westmere, Edgbaston Park Road, University of Birmingham

Papers are invited for the 2011 EMREM one-day interdisciplinary symposium, to be held at the University of Birmingham. The theme for this year’s event is ‘The Other: The monstrous, the marginal and the misunderstood from the early medieval to the early modern period’. What defined the other in the EMREM period? Who was ‘us’ and who was ‘them’? How were the marginal treated and portrayed? Whose voice could be heard? Postgraduate speakers from all fields of EMREM studies are welcome to share their research and build networks at this friendly one day symposium.

Possible topics might include, but are not limited to:

Heresy and the heretical
Cultural mores
Monstrous landscapes
Monstrous bodies
Dreams and nightmares
Cultural minorities
Gender norms
Deformity and disease
The supernatural
Glosses and marginalia
Disempowered Groups

Papers should be 20 minutes in length. Please send proposals of approximately 300 words to: by Friday 18th February 2011.

There is limited funding available to cover external speakers’ travel and accommodation expenses. Refreshments and numerous networking opportunities will be provided.


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