The Pearl-poet: Modern Connections, Adaptations, and Evolutions @ ICMS 2020
International Pearl-Poet Society
Call for Papers — ICMS 2020
The International Pearl-Poet Society is sponsoring five sessions and one co-sponsored session with the Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM) at the 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 7-10, 2020) at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. One session is:
The Pearl-poet: Modern Connections, Adaptations, and Evolutions
As one of the more prominent poets from the fourteenth century, the Pearl-poet continues to captivate audiences with his nuanced and timeless narratives, inspiring centuries of writers and artists. This session will explore the resonances and continued relevance of this prominent poet’s work in modern renderings, films, stage productions, and other media.
We invite abstracts from scholars of all levels. Papers may deal with one or all poems by the Pearl- or Gawain-poet. Paper sessions will consist of either three 20-minute or four 15-minute presentations; all paper sessions will afford at least 30 minutes for discussion.
Please send your abstract (max. 300 words) and the completed Participant Information Form by 1 September 2019 to
Ashley E. Bartelt
Northern Illinois University
Dept. of English, Reavis Hall, Room 215
1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
DeKalb, IL 60116
The other International Pearl-poet Society sessions for ICMS 2020 include:
- The Final Frontier: Embodied Space in the Works of the Pearl-poet
- Acceptance and Resistance: Emotional Tension in the Pearl-poet
- In aventure þer mervayles meven: The Mystical Tradition in the Pearl-poet and Analogues
- Form and Structure in MS Cotton Nero A.x. (A Roundtable)
- Ain’t Misbehaving: Medieval English Women Who Do Good Work by Nefarious Means (co-sponsored with MAM)
For more information, see their individual CFPs on the University of Pennsylvania CFP site.