Recent scholarship has noted the importance of viewing medieval manuscripts at many stages of their “lives”, not merely confined to the mechanics of their production and the immediate contexts of their creation, but also viewing them within each cultural context that they encountered throughout their existence. This session aims to apply this approach to manuscripts of medieval mystical, visionary, or prophetic/revelatory texts, examining their reception and use long after their original composition and the lives of their authors. These genres produced some of the most provocative and controversial texts of the Middle Ages, with often complicated reception histories.
The fourth bi-annual conference on Formulas in Medieval Culture (initiated by the research groups GRENDEL and IDEA, based at the University of Lorraine, France) will be held on the 13th, 14th and 15th of June 2018 at the Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale (CESCM) at the University of Poitiers, in the Hôtel Berthelot in the town centre. A half-day visit of historical sites will be organized.
CFP: The Heroic Age special issue (2018): “New Feminist Voices in the Heroic Age”
Guest Editors: Melissa Ridley Elmes (Lindenwood University) and Mary Kate Hurley (Ohio University)
The Heroic Age, a digital peer-reviewed scholarly journal, seeks submissions for a special issue on “New Feminist Voices in the Heroic Age” which will run from 1 January 2018 through 31 December 2018.
Babel seeks participants for a roundtable on teaching trauma in the premnodern classroom at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 10-13, 2018. Desscription of the roundtable:
Babel invites abstracts for participation on a roundtable on "Advocacy and Resistance" at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 10-13, 2018, in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Call for Submissions: 2017 Prize for Best First Feminist Book on the Middle Ages
The Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship announces that its 2017 competition for the best first monograph of feminist scholarship on the Middle Ages is now open. The Society’s Awards Committee is therefore soliciting nominations of first monographs in any area of medieval studies. Nominated books should represent the best first monographs of feminist medieval scholarship... published in 2016 and 2017 and the authors of books may self-nominate.
The prize (an award of $500), will be announced in the spring, and formally awarded at the SMFS reception at the Kalamazoo International Medieval Congress in 2018. Self-nominations are acceptable.
The Bibliographical Society of America is pleased to announce its 2018 Fellowship Program.
The BSA Fellowship Committee wishes to remind our broad community that BSA awards are open to any member of the scholarly community engaged in bibliographical scholarship, including: academics, faculty, graduate students, booksellers, collectors, and scholars studying the materiality of books, manuscripts, and other cultural documents and artifacts.
Please consider submitting an abstract to the following session at the NeMLA's 49th Convention that will take place April 12-15, 2018, in Pittsburgh, PA:
Ancient Myth and National Spaces in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
In this current age of resurgent nationalism, questions of national origin and legitimation take on a new importance. This panel, which welcomes submissions from scholars working within or across different national literary traditions, will explore the use of ancient myth in justifications of territorial conquests and the defense and legitimation of national spaces.
Issues that papers may address include (but are not limited to):
Ancient and pseudo-ancient foundation myths
This panel for the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 10-13, 2018) considers new ways of imagining autobiographical writing in the Middle Ages. It seeks historically, archivally, and theoretically informed expansions, reinterpretations, and examples of the genre for the medieval period.
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium: Law and (Dis)Order
April 13-14, 2018. The University of the South, Sewanee, TN.
Sensory Orders: Detecting Difference in the Middle Ages