Kalamazoo Program, 2012

Hello all!
MEARCSTAPA is sponsoring two exciting sessions at this year’s Congress at Kalamazoo.  I have pasted their information below.  I have heard several of these speakers in the past, and so I can recommend them highly.  I look forward to seeing you there!  We will hold a business (read: “pub”) meeting, with information to be determined closer to the Congress.  The full program is online here.
Best,
Asa
Session 45
Bernhard 204
You’re So Juvenile: Monstrous Children in Medieval Culture
Sponsor: Monsters: The Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application (MEARCSTAPA)
Organizer: Asa Simon Mittman, California State Univ.–Chico; Melissa Ridley Elmes, Carlbrook School
Presider: Ana Grinberg, Univ. of California–San Diego
Is It a Boy, a Girl, or an Other? Monstrous Births of Non-monstrous Origins
Lisa Leblanc, Anna Maria College
Born For Monstrous Sanctity: Margaret and Her (Uncontainable) Dragon
Beth Sutherland, Univ. of Virginia
Twins and Hermaphrodites in Albertus and Pseudo-Albertus
Sarah Alison Miller, Duquesne Univ.
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Session 138
Schneider 136
Eyes of the Beholders: A Roundtable Discussion on the Monstrous
Sponsor: Monsters: The Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application (MEARCSTAPA)
Organizer: Asa Simon Mittman, California State Univ.–Chico; Renee M. Ward, Wilfrid Laurier Univ.
Presider: Larissa Tracy, Longwood Univ.
Us and Them: Cultural Relativism in the Middle French Secrets de l’histoire naturelle
John Block Friedman, Univ. of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
Monsters in Dante’s Hell: Cultural Implications and Unorthodox Religion
Eric Morningstar, Univ. of Michigan–Flint
Monsters, A Definition
Marcus Hensel, Univ. of Oregon
Dogs, Devils, and the Rhetoric of Total Audibility
Jeannie Miller, New York Univ.