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Lydgate and Literary Technologies - A Roundtable (Kalamazoo 2017)

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 10:50am
Lydgate Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Whether it is tweeting Lydgate’s Fall of Princes, making witnesses of his poems both in and out of the codex available to scholars worldwide, or engaging in digital prosopography, the “Digital Turn” in recent literary scholarship provides heretofore unavailable opportunities for engagement with the poetry of John Lydgate.  However, this is not the first time the introduction of new technology has effected reception, understanding, and interpretation of the poet.  The shift from manuscript to print spread Lydgate’s poems in numbers that were not possible before, while modern editorial practices developed during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have created a set of “standard” editions of the poet’s works, for good and ill.

 

Material Lydgate (Kalamazoo 2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 10:50am
Lydgate Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Medieval studies has made serious inroads into inquiries surrounding the relationship between objects and environments, between objects and their spiritual power, as well as between descriptions of objects and their literal presence. These issues also pertain to Lydgate studies, as his relationship with matter is complex. As Lisa H.

A Century without Chaucer (Kalamazoo 2017)

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 10:50am
Lydgate Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

The shadow of Geoffrey Chaucer loomed large over the century after his death.  Later poets such as John Lydgate used words coined by him, explicitly referenced Chaucer’s mastery of poetry, and mentioned their relationship with him in the development of their poetic personae and the writing of their poetic works.  These connections, in turn, have left a tradition of scholarship that takes such conceits at face value and maligns the poetry of the fifteenth century for allegedly not being the equal of Chaucer’s.

Persecution, Punishment, and Purgatory I-II: Methodological Considerations, Historical Explorations

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Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:31am
Pearl Kibre Medieval Study/Medieval Studies Certificate Program, Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

CFP: Persecution, Punishment, and Purgatory I-II: Methodological Considerations, Historical Explorations

Sponsored by the Medieval Studies Certificate Program, Graduate Center, CUNY

52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 11-14, 2017, Kalamazoo, MI

 

Vernacular Devotional Cultures Sessions

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Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:00am
Vernacular Devotional Cultures Group
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Call For Papers for the Vernacular Devotional Cultures Group, Kalamazoo 2017

The Vernacular Devotional Cultures Group is sponsoring three sessions at the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo for 2017:

Victorian Medievalism: Translation and Adaptation

updated: 
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:00am
The 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies. May 11-14, 2017. Kalamazoo, Michigan.
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

This session seeks proposals which intend to explore Victorian translations of medieval texts as the transmission of cultural capital and as acts of transformation. More specifically, papers might address some of the following questions: how did Victorians adapt medieval texts to their own ideologies? How were medieval texts adapted into original compositions? How did Victorians approach translation and what does that reveal? How did Victorians think of faithfulness to the text? To the audience? What role did non-British scholars play in translating medieval texts into English (for example, Guðbrandur Vigfússon’s role in George Webbe Dasent’s translations, or Eiríkur Magnússon’s in William Morris’s output and thinking)? 

Spectatorship and Observation in the Medieval Arts (Kalamazoo 2017)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 2:11pm
The Medieval Studies Workshop at the University of Chicago - Sam Lasman, Carly Boxer
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 9, 2016

In contemporary studies of the Middle Ages, questions of visuality have increasingly dominated analyses of artistic production, in part because of the central role of vision in medieval theological and scientific discourse. This session seeks to broaden the conversation around medieval visuality by asking not only what it meant to see in the Middle Ages, but also what it meant to be seen, and how these networks of viewership could be depicted in the pictorial arts, literature, architecture, music, and drama.

Beowulf to Shakespeare Area

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 11:31am
Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture Association (MAPACA), November 3-5, Atlantic City, NJ
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Medieval/Renassiance area of MAPACA ("Beowulf to Shakespeare") seeks papers concerning the use of medieval and Renaissance materials in modern productions.  Topics include, but are not limited to, the incorporation of medieval or Renaissance elements in modern artistic productions such as films, t.v. series, novels and music; the creation of medieval and Renaissance "themed" festivals, restaurants, etc., and the use of medieval or Renaissance elements in video games.   The area also seeks panelists interested in presenting on the ways in which contemporary theories and pedagogies influence our perceptions of these eras.

Premodern Futurities: Speculative Objects and Prognostication in the Medieval World (Kalamazoo 2017)

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Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 3:12pm
Carly Boxer, Jack Dragu, and Luke Fidler
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 9, 2016

Interpreting the medieval arts entails setting in motion forms of anachronism; within the arts we see complex negotiations of temporality, which themselves pose significant challenges to our understanding of historical objects. Scholars have been both resistant to and complicit in these forms, a challenge of historicism having been, to a greater or lesser extent, to unlearn certain histories in order to “restore” the contingency of a specific historical moment. For, indeed, medieval people theorized futures of their own. They refined procedures of prognostication and speculation, and, significantly, crafted aesthetic objects that imagined divergent futurities.

Textual dialogues – dialogical textuality

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:12am
Department of English Literature and Literary Linguistics, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Textual dialogues – dialogical textuality
Department of English Literature and Literary Linguistics, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań
2-3 December 2016

In cooperation with:
Institute of German Studies
Institute of Romance Languages and Literatures
Institute of Russian Studies

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