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CFP: The Brut Tradition: A Comparative Approach (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

Wednesday, July 13, 2005 - 11:38am

The Brut, a history of Britain, beginning with the settlement of the island by Brutus, was produced in several languages over several centuries. Strictly speaking, Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae is a Brut, as is Caxton's Chronicles of England. Other notable texts in between are Wace's Roman de Brut, Lawman's Brut, The Anglo-Norman Prose Brut, and the Middle English Prose Brut. Even Sir Gawain and the Green Knight has occasionally been referred to as a Brut because of the reference to Brutus and the history of Britain in its introduction.


CFP: Anchoritic Society Sessions (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:27pm

(apologies for cross-posting)

Call for Papers

41st International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

May 4-7, 2006

The Anchoritic Society is sponsoring three sessions at Kalamazoo in

Communities of Solitude: open to any interpretations of lives of chosen
solitude in medieval culture and life, and how those forms of devotion
and living interconnect with one another.

CFP: International Layamon's Brut Society (9/15/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

Friday, July 8, 2005 - 2:27pm
Kenneth Tiller

The International Layamon's Brut society, North American Branch, is
pleased to invite proposals for the following two panels.

"Layamon's Readers and Translators "

        This session invites papers that discuss translations
redactions of the Brut, from the medieval period through the
twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Topics might include, but would
not be limited to: Layamon's influence in later medieval histories
and romance; The Brut as historical document in the early modern
period; Layamon's influence in modern literature; recent translations
of the Brut.

"Layamon's Brut: Old English Contexts"

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