Mearcstapa Annual Meeting and Monstrous Panels at Kalamazoo

Come one, come all!  Step right up and see the most remarkable monster (scholars) you have ever seen!  Only one thin dime, one tenth of a dollar!  Step right up!

This year, our annual MEARCSTAPA meeting will be held at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo.  Please let anyone you see there who would be interested know about it.  Everyone is welcome.  We will be discussing ideas for next year’s sessions at KZoo and Leeds, as well as any suggestions for other venues and projects.MEARCSTAPA Annual Meeting
Friday, May 10, 6:30-7:30
Bernhard Lounge (Main Floor)
Western Michigan UniversityNote:  we have no dues and anyone is welcome to join.

Bring or wear your sexy MEARCSTAPA swag:
http://www.cafepress.com/mearcstapa

If you have any questions, please let me know.

I hope to see many of you there!

With Monstrous Affection,
Asa
PS.  Be sure to attend our two sessions, as well:

Monsters I: Haunting the Middle Ages
Friday, 1:30, Session 282, Schneider 1360

Presider:  Thea Cervone, Univ. of Southern California

The Mysterious Case of the Ghost Who Was Not There
Amy Amendt-Raduege, Whatcom Community College
Kinship with Ghosts: The Reappearing Dead and Purgatory in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries
Caitlin Saraphis, Univ. of North Carolina–Greensboro
Mere Dead Things: Transi Tombs, Lollards, and the Haunting of Sculpture
Marian Bleeke, Cleveland State Univ.
AND
Monsters II: Down to the skin: Images of Flaying in the Middle Ages
Friday, 3:30,  Session 340, Schneider 1360
Presider:  Larissa Tracy
A Window for the Pain: Surface, Interiority, and Christ’s Flagellated Skin in Late Medieval Sculpture
Peter Dent, Univ. of Bristol

Getting under Your Skin: The Monstrous Subdermal
Derek Newman-Stille, Trent Univ.

The Flaying of Saint Bartholomew and the Rhetoric of the Flesh in the Belles Heures of the Duke of Berry
Sherry C. M. Lindquist, Western Illinois Univ.

English Cycle Passion Plays
Valerie Gramling, Univ. of Massachusetts–Amherst

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