The Global 15th Century @ ICMS 2020

deadline for submissions: 
September 15, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Lydgate Society
contact email: 

Recent scholarship on Chaucer has focused on his global influences and receptions. But how global was England in the century after Chaucer? This panel will explore this question, seeking answers in discussion of previously overlooked texts (such as Lydgate’s Fabula Duorum Mercatorum), consideration of source study, and pedagogical practice. This panel hopes to illuminate global roads into and outward from English literature of the fifteenth century, examining how its authors perceived and represented cultures and peoples far afield from their own, but also considering how those authors’ works were received, and how we view them today both in our scholarship and in the classroom. 

Please submit a brief (no more than 300 word) proposal and participant information form (found here - https://wmich.edu/medievalcongress/submissions) by September 15th to lydgatesociety@gmail.com