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CFP: Humor in Middle English, Excluding Chaucer (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

Sunday, July 3, 2005 - 6:00pm
Michael George

Humor in Middle English, Excluding Chaucer
Special Session
41st International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, MI
4-7 May 2006

I invite abstracts on all aspects of humor in Middle English texts,
excluding Chaucer, for a special session on the topic at the 41st
International Congress on Medieval Studies. Papers have a strict
presentation limit of 20 minutes, and The Congress considers submission
of an abstract and Abstract Cover Sheet to be an agreement by the author
to attend the Congress and to deliver the paper in person if it is
accepted. I will forward all abstracts/cover sheets not selected for
this session to the general committee for consideration in other

CFP: The Mirror Crack'd: Medieval Fantasy (UK) (9/1/05; Leeds, 7/10/06-7/13/06)

Monday, June 20, 2005 - 2:46pm
Pat Reynolds

The Mirror Crack'd: medieval fantasy in JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the
Rings and its
Sources: Call for Papers for Session at Leeds International Medieval
Congress 2006, sponsored by The Tolkien Society
Aspects of the fantastic dominate the works of Tolkien, but they also
form important and
memorable episodes in the medieval works known to have influenced his
creativity. In addition, medieval fantasies characterise the works of
writers from Spenser to Bram Stoker, and beyond.
Topics for papers might include:
•   The Lord of the Rings and Medieval Romances
•   Monsters and their meaning in The Lord of the Rings
•   Beneficial fantasy in The Lord of the Rings

CFP: Vagantes Medieval Conference (grad) (10/31/05; 3/2/06-3/5/06)

Sunday, May 8, 2005 - 1:16pm
Amelia Borrego

Call for Papers: Vagantes Graduate Medieval Conference


VAGANTES is an annual, travelling conference for graduate students
studying any aspect of the Middle Ages. The conference was conceived
with several goals in mind, including the fostering of a sense of
community among graduate medievalists, providing exposure to an
interdisciplinary forum, and showcasing the resources of the host
institutions -- all kept within a student budget.

The 5th conference will be hosted by the Graduate Medievalists at UC
BERKELEY from March 2-5, 2006.

CFP: Medieval/Renaissance Studies (9/15/05; 3/9/06-3/11/06)

Sunday, April 3, 2005 - 8:24pm
Myhill, Nova

Call for Papers

The fifteenth biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place March 9-11 2006 in Sarasota, Florida. The program committee invites one-page abstracts of proposed twenty-minute papers on topics in European and Mediterranean history, literature, art, and religion from the fourth to the seventeenth centuries. Interdisciplinary work is particularly appropriate to the conference's broad historical and disciplinary scope. Planned sessions are welcome.