Third Annual Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium
February 19-20, 2009
University of South Florida, Tampa Library, Tampa, FL
Keynote Address sponsored by USF Humanities Institute: Michael Sells, John Henry Barrows Professor, University of Chicago: 2Mysticism, Longing and the Erotic in the Writings of 13th-century Sufi Master Ibn al-Arabi"
The Special Collections Department of the Tampa Library, University of South Florida seeks papers from graduate students and recent M.A. or Ph.D. recipients for its Third Annual Sacred
Leaves Graduate Symposium. This year's theme is "Comparative Mysticism of the Middle Ages: Textual Traditions, 600-1600." We encourage topics on mystical expressions in the medieval world comparing religions, cultures and/or gender.
Subjects for proposals may include, but are not limited to:
·Poetry and lyric
·Cross-cultural and religious influences
·Spain, Iberia and beyond
·Mystical forms of dissent and their repression
·The role of mystic in society
Please email an abstract of no more than 250 words to Dr. Jane Marie Pinzino, Symposium Coordinator at
by November 14, 2008. Notification of acceptances will be emailed by November 28, 2008. Please include the title of your paper, name, affiliation and email address. Each paper selected will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation.
For more information, please visit:
Jane Marie Pinzino, MDiv, PhD
Sacred Leaves Symposium Coordinator
University of South Florida/Tampa Library
Special Collections Department
4202 E. Fowler Ave., LIB 122
Tampa, FL 33620-5400