Kalamazoo 2019: The Medieval “Canon” in the Early British Literature Survey (A Roundtable)

deadline for submissions: 
September 15, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Alex Kaufman/Medieval Association of the Midwest
contact email: 

CFP for Kalamazoo 2019: The Medieval “Canon” in the Early British Literature Survey (A Roundtable)

Sponsored by MAM, the Medieval Association of the Midwest

Editors and publishers of British literary survey textbooks wield tremendous power in the explicit determination of what is and is not medieval canonical literature and what should be taught in the early British literature survey. This roundtable seeks short papers that explore ways in which instructors have moved beyond the traditional canon that publishers of these anthologies have created. Specifically, we welcome presentations that examine texts situated outside of the traditional/publisher-sanctioned medieval canon, the ways in which so-called non-canonical texts can be incorporated into the time period and the course, and how instructors address aspects of canonicity within the early survey.

Deadline for proposals is September 15, 2018. Please submit an abstract for an 8-10 minute presentation to Alex Kaufman at alkaufman@bsu.edu.

Submissions should be accompanied by a Participant Information Form, available at http://wmich.edu/medievalcongress/submissions

Those who are not currently members of the Medieval Association of the Midwest are welcome to submit to sessions sponsored by MAM but are expected to join ($25) upon acceptance. Proposals that are not accepted for the session will be forwarded to the Congress Committee to consider for inclusion in one of the General Sessions.