The 17th Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies is currently seeking paper abstracts on any topic related to the Middle Ages.
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Co-chairs: Simon Harel, Heike Härting, and Imen Boughattas (Université de Montréal)
(An Interdisciplinary and Multilingual Conference on Planetary Literatures and Culture—March 22-23, 2018, Université de Montréal)
From the impact of its eleventh-century rebuilding to the spread of Thomas Becket's cult across Europe and the Near East, Canterbury was an influential cultural center in the high medieval world. In keeping with the IMC theme, this session examines the role of memory and identity at Canterbury in the 11th-13th centuries. How did Canterbury's competing spiritual communities imagine themselves fitting into England's -- and Christendom's -- past and present? What insights can the manuscripts from Canterbury's scriptoria provide into the role of texts and images in articulating overlapping religious, linguistic, and political identities? How were Canterbury's identities translated beyond the British Isles?
Second Annual DSGS Conference
March 22-24, 2018
The University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Lafayette, LA
Whether in the American or global context, Souths are the site of cheap labor, once exploited agriculturally and then industrially for the profit of the colonizing and industrialized and technologically advanced Norths.
—James L. Peacock, Carla Jones, and Catherine Brooks, “Gatokaca Drive,”
The American South in a Global World (2005)
Studies in American Humor (StAH), a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ), has published scholarly critical essays, review essays, and book reviews on all aspects of American humor since 1974. The premier journal for scholarship on humor, StAH addresses a wide spectrum of American humor, past and present. As a service to its audience of scholars and students in the humanities, especially literary, cultural, and media studies, StAH has featured an annual review of current scholarship, “The Year’s Work in American Humor Studies,” since 1999.
This panel invites trans-historical and trans-disciplinary examinations of pre-modern disability studies, focusing particularly on the construction of the devotional subject across the lines of periodicity. Medievalists and early modernists working in the burgeoning field of disability studies have shown that “disability” was an operative category in premodern texts, with subjects constituted by different or “non-standard” bodies, minds, and spirits. This roundtable proposes to extend this conversation by turning to religious experience and devotion, an important discursive field for the construction of identity by marginalized and/or minority groups.
Gender, Materiality, and Movement in Medieval French Literature and Lyric
Special Session for the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 10-13, 2018
Rachel May Golden (University of Tennessee) and Katherine Kong (Independent Scholar), co-organizers
The Medieval Studies Institute of Indiana University invites proposals for its 30th Annual Medieval Studies Symposium,
April 6-7, 2018, in Bloomington, Indiana
Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies is sponsoring a roundtable at the Kalamazoo International Congress on Medieval Studies in 2018. Innovative Technologies: Modern Responses to the Medieval (A Roundtable) Please send abstracts of no more than a page, along with a current CV and the Participation Information Form (available on the Medieval Congress Submissions page:http://wmich.edu/medievalcongress/submissions) to Gwendolyne K