- International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 2018The Fifteenth Century: A Pivotal Period? (A Roundtable) We are looking for short papers that address the importance of the 15th century as a cultural, intellectual, political, and religious period. Papers from various disciplines encouraged. Please send abstracts to Charles-Louis Morand Métivier: email@example.com, before September 15th.
-NeMLA 2018 in Pittsburgh, Emotional Nation, National Emotions in Medieval and Renaissance French Literature Recent scholarship has acknowledged the importance of emotions in the premodern and medieval periods, notably how they were an important part of community building, as well as of political, intellectual, and religious worlds. This panel will explore how emotions were used in literature about the nascent idea of the French nation. If the French kingdom was “naturally” built around the image of the sovereign, some events weakened and threatened its power, even causing profound institutional crises.
Session at the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamzoo MI, May 10-13, 2018
Many discussions of Marian piety in the late Middle Ages tend to link imitatio Mariae with women's piety, and focus on Mary's importance in the devotional lives of, for example, Margery Kempe and Julian of Norwich. And Mary was important to these women; but, as Caroline Walker Bynum, among others, has noted, Marian piety was not as important to women's spirituality as one might expect. Rather, as several scholars have suggested, Mary may have been more important to medieval male visionaries, and it was the male biographers of women who stress the theme of female imitatio Mariae.
Joint Conference of the
Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association and Medieval Association of the Pacific
“Memory and Remembrance in the Middle Ages and Renaissance”University of Nevada, Las VegasLas Vegas, NevadaApril 12-15, 2018
Organizers: Ilan Mitchell-Smith and Katherine McLoone.
A panel at the annual ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Conference at UCLA: March 29 - April 1, 2018.
Sponsored by the Cal State University Long Beach Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
From the Renaissance invention of the term medium aevum to modern colloquial usage of “medieval” as a pejorative, the era between the fourth and the fifteenth centuries has been a site of contention through which western culture defines both its fears and its ideals.
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Organizer: Adele Kudish, Assistant Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY
Call for Papers, Romance Literature at CEA 2018
April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Romance Literature for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://cea-web.org
ACLA 2018 Seminar:
Medieval and Early Modern Encounters: Travel, Geography and Ethnography
Co-Organizers: Shirin A. Khanmohamadi (SFSU) and Christine Chism (UCLA)
In 1568, George Bannatyne fled Edinburgh to the countryside during a plague outbreak. To pass the time during his isolation, he complied an anthology of Scots literature that inevitably created an important collection indicative of a rich medieval and Early Modern Scottish poetic heritage. The Bannatyne Manuscript is one of the most prolific and thorough collections of medieval Scottish literature, providing a window into Scottish literary culture and medieval society. Divided into five sections based on content, the manuscript features poetry that explores theology, moral and philosophical themes, satire, gender and love, and allegories.