Okay this isn’t exactly my kink life meeting my academic life as I’m not a medivalist (I mostly do contemporary Chicana feminist literature with a dash of 19th century American to keep me from getting bored) but it’s getting close.
And seeing that subject line in my university mailbox definitely counts as a startle.
Capital and Corporal Punishment in Anglo-Saxon England
42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies
10-13 May 2007
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
We are looking for papers that deal with the various forms of, concerns
with, and issues surrounding both corporal and capital punishment in the
Anglo-Saxon period. Papers may address secular, ecclesiastical or combined
interests. Legal, historical, and literary treatments are all welcome.
Please submit abstracts for twenty-minute papers by 15 September to:
I snipped off the contact information. But if you want to submit a paper, do let me know. I’ll be happy to forward you the full text.