Thursday, 27 October 2016

Call for Papers - Spring 2017

Spring 2017 

The Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society (LAMPS) invites postgraduate students to present their research at our weekly Monday seminars.

LAMPS aims to provide an engaging and informal forum for cross‐disciplinary discussion that focuses on the Late Antique and Medieval periods. We welcome proposals on the study of these time periods, as well as topics pertaining to the reception and perception of the Late Antique and Medieval periods from later sources. Postgraduate students from all disciplines and at any stage ​of their research are​ welcome to submit papers.

For the Spring 2017 semester, LAMPS requests that submissions explore the theme of ​Transcendence.​ Submissions can explore any idea relating to going beyond the ordinary, whether literal or metaphorical.

Possible paper topics include, but are certainly not limited to:

● Philosophical and theological ideas on transcendence in the medieval period
● The combining or refiguring of genre
● Exceeding expectations
● Pushing the limits of socially or culturally accepted norms
● Existing or acting outside of traditional gender norms/stereotypes
● Multipurpose functionality of spaces
● Cross-over of ethnic or ‘national’ identities
● The ways in which texts and/or objects can transcend their original purpose and context
● Social mobility

Presentations should be around 20 minutes in length and are accompanied by 10 to 15 minutes of discussion and questions. If you are interested in applying, please send a 250 word abstract along with your details and a brief introductory statement about yourself to​​ ​by November 27th, 2016​.

Lectures will take place on Mondays at 6:15pm between January 16th and March 27th 2017. Please also let us know about any potential scheduling conflicts!

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