CFP: ICMS (Kalamazoo) Special Session on "Reconceptualizing the Literature of Late Medieval/Early Modern Scotland"

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Timothy S. Miller
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We invite papers for our special session at the 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI (May 9-12, 2013): "On the Borders: Reconceptualizing the Literature of Late Medieval/Early Modern Scotland."

We are interested in seeing proposals on any topic concerning the still under-studied literature of late medieval and/or early modern Scotland, but especially those that address the challenges to conventional periodization that the authors of this notoriously "in-between" period represent (roughly 1425-1525, but with no strict boundaries on either side). Papers might focus on any of the following areas, although they are certainly not restricted to them:

-new approaches to periodization
-humanism and classicism in Scottish vs. English contexts
-the idea of "The Northern Renaissance," broadly understood
-questions of historiography and nation
-the influence of Scottish texts on English authors of the fifteenth and sixteenth century (e.g. John Skelton)

We also enthusiastically welcomes papers on any of the authors usually grouped together as "Scottish Chaucerians" -- the poet of the _Kingis Quair_, Robert Henryson, William Dunbar, and Gavin Douglas, among others -- although proposals for papers that do not focus primarily on the influence of Chaucer will be read with special interest.

By September 15, 2012, please submit a one-page abstract and completed Participant Information Form to, as required by the organizers of ICMS: