12th Medieval English Studies Symposium: Between Nostalgia and Hope: The Waning of the Middle Ages
The 2013 Medieval English Studies Symposium (30th Nov - 1Dec) invites scholars and young researchers in the Middle Ages. MESS 2013 be devoted to perspectives on the past as construed by late medieval writers. Our plenary speaker is Richard Newhauser whose work on sins is internationally known, and who will discuss the idea of decadence, inextricably connected with the waning of an epoch.MESS 2013 welcomes papers about the fifteenth century, a century of nostalgia for the world that is inescapably coming to an end, as well as one of welcome for the new sciences, new geography and new literatures. Please send 500-word abstracts should be submitted by the end of July 2013, by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com), in the .rtf or .doc format. As the number of paper slots is limited, all proposals will be reviewed by the organising committee and the authors will be notified about acceptance by mid-September 2013. Participants without papers are also welcome.