Sponsored by the Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies at the University of Virginia's College at Wise, the UVa-Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference promotes scholarly discussion in all disciplines of Medieval and Renaissance studies. This year's conference begins on Thursday, Sept. 26, and concudes on Saturday, Sept.
CENTER FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH OF RELATIONS BETWEEN ORAL AND WRITTEN TRADITION
UNIVERSITY OF WROCŁAW
The International Interdisciplinary Conference:
CHANGES IN NARRATIVE STRATEGIES IN CONTEXT OF THE SPECIFICITY OF THE ORAL AND WRITTEN TRADITION
4th-6th of December 2019 Wrocław (Poland)
Call for Papers
The special issue emerges from the interdisciplinary research project Disability before disability (Icel. Fötlun fyrir tíma fötlunar) situated at the Centre for Disability Studies at the University of Iceland, initiated in 2017, and supported by the Icelandic Research fund (Icel. Rannsóknasjóður) Grant of Excellence No 173655-05.
English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty
Edited by Aidan Norrie, Carolyn Harris, Joanna Laynesmith, Danna Messer, and Elena Woodacre
The Editors have been delighted at the proposals we have received thus far, and hope that more will come in before the 1 May 2019 deadline.
With fewer than 2 months to go, however, we have decided to issue a revised Call for Contributors to advertise the consorts that we have received no abstracts for.
So, while we are keen to hear from prospective authors on any consort, we are especially looking for submissions on:
Norman to Early Plantagenet Consorts
(MLA 2020 Chaucer Forum)
What are/should be Chaucerian scholarship’s ethical commitments? What is/could be its relation to Chaucerian adaptations in various media? Gender, sexuality, race, and class; politics of Chaucer scholarship and amateur or creative Chauceriana. 250-word abstracts for roundtable presentations by March 15 to Catherine Sanok (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Cord Whitaker (email@example.com).
(MLA 2020 Chaucer Forum)
What makes a wall medieval? Chaucerian walls as physical, political, phenomenological, and psychic structures. Porosity and impenetrablity. Demarcation and enfoldment. Polity and publicity. Privacy and voyeurism. Classical echoes and contemporary resonances. 250-word abstracts by March 15 to Wan-Chuan Kao (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Eleanor Johnson (email@example.com).
(MLA 2020 Chaucer and Shakespeare Forums)
What can/should be the role of the premodern in the transhistorical history of race? Chaucer/Shakespeare’s entanglements in the history of racialization; the history of race before race. Please submit 250-word abstracts of roundtable-length papers by March 1st to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com.
September 19th-20th, TORCH, University of Oxford
“Earth, Sea, Sky” is an international environmental humanities research network
(http://torch.ox.ac.uk/earth-sea-sky). Our central aims are 1. to examine the varied and
contested medieval and early modern approaches to the natural world, and 2. to
consider how this premodern archive resonates with environmental degradation and
global warming in our current moment. In three linked symposia we will focus on each
domain of “Earth, Sea, Sky.”
The Ohio State University’s Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association (MRGSA) is currently accepting abstracts and panel proposals for its sixth annual graduate student symposium. This symposium will take place on Friday, September 13th, 2019 at OSU in Columbus, Ohio. Prospective papers will be considered by those working in subfields of Medieval and Renaissance studies, and particular attention will be paid to proposals that examine the specific theme of Bodies in Motion as outlined below. Numerous scholars in pre-modern fields have been investigating how the human body functioned during these eras, while others have been examining moving bodies in a more ambiguated sense, as in bodies of knowledge or the body politic.
We welcome papers on how to approach Epic, a genre deeply invested in the exclusion of difference and aesthetics of violence, at a time when nationalist agendas abound. Interested participants should send a one-page abstract to Rebeca Castellanos (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 15th.