[UPDATE] Insular Identities and the Borders of Medieval Britain

full name / name of organization: 
Katherine H. Terrell / Hamilton College
contact email: 
kterrell@hamilton.edu

NEMLA, Montreal, Quebec April 7-11 2010

Insular Identities and the Borders of Medieval Britain

While England, Scotland, and Wales each produced their own bodies of literature in the Middle Ages, their physical proximity at times engendered a sense of shared literary culture, even as the fraught political relations among them complicated any notion of a shared identity. This panel seeks to explore Britain's insular identities through an examination of its borders, and invites papers dealing with depictions of borders, bordered identities, border theory, or cross-border relations in medieval Britain. Send 300-500-word abstracts by 30 September to Katherine Terrell at kterrell@hamilton.edu.

cfp categories: 
ethnicity_and_national_identity
international_conferences
medieval
postcolonial