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Researching the Autobiographical Impulse: New Methods and Texts in Medieval Autobiography Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:15pm
Afrodesia McCannon
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

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.

Representations and Recollections of Empire

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:51pm
Cerae: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS      

Volume 5 

Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies invites essay submissions for Volume Five on the theme of ‘Representations and Recollections of Empire’.

In its broadest sense, empire as a term is used to describe a state or cluster of lands and states ruled by a monarch or emperor. With its implications of wide and far reaching dominion, empire as a concept also lends itself to a broad range of subject areas that may consider a number of cultural groups and historical periods, concepts of power and dominance, influence and control. Topics may include but are not limited to:

Vagantes 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:55pm
Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 3, 2017

The 17th Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies is currently seeking paper abstracts on any topic related to the Middle Ages.

Memory and Identity in High Medieval Canterbury

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:03pm
paper session at the Leeds IMC 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

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?

ICMS 2018 - Disability, Devotion, and Subjectivity in Medieval and Renaissance England

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:55pm
José Villagrana, Bates College / Spencer Strub, UC Berkeley
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

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.

  

 

Emotion, Affect, and Feeling in Late Medieval English Devotion (ICMS Kalamazoo 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:56pm
Jasmin Miller and Spencer Strub, UC Berkeley
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

The past decade has seen a burgeoning of interest in the place of emotion in late medieval English literature and religious writing. Underlying this turn to emotion are two broader modes of thought: the history of emotions and affect theory. Both historians of the emotions and contemporary affect theorists carefully observe distinctions between the cognitive and precognitive elements of emotional experience. But only recently have late medievalists begun to investigate the distinctions between feeling, affect, and emotion in Middle English, Latin, and Anglo-French literature and devotional writing.

Gender, Materiality, and Movement in Medieval French Literature and Lyric, Kzoo 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:56pm
Rachel May Golden, University of Tennessee
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

 

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

 

Deadline Extended: Force, Resistance, and Mercy: Medieval Violence and Nonviolence (30th Annual IU MEST Spring Symposium)

updated: 
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 9:34am
The Medieval Studies Institute of Indiana University, Bloomington
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 24, 2017

Iron maidens, the Inquisition, the Crusades, witch burnings: these images of violence, both fact and fiction, are profoundly connected to the Middle Ages. Yet if in many popular conceptions, the medieval world is associated with brutality and suffering, the period also offers unique formulations of mercy, compassion, and the power of resistance. In exploring both medieval violence or nonviolence, this symposium seeks to examine specific structures of power and brutality but also to complicate the narrative of the violent Middle Ages.

Kzoo 2018: Innovative Technologies: Modern Responses to the Medieval (A Roundtable)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 10:12am
Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

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

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