The International Association for Robin Hood Studies (IARHS) is sponsoring two sessions at the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 10-13, 2018. Please see below for session details and submission information. 1. Multicultural, Multimedia Outlaws (Session of Papers)The outlaw figure is a universal cross-cultural phenomenon.
THE LITERARY ENCYCLOPEDIA
CALL FOR PAPERS – MIDDLE ENGLISH LITERARY WORKS
We seek papers to round out an exciting collection of essays on the subject of “food and feast in premodern outlaw tales.” Although we are happy to consider abstracts on Middle English outlaws, we are especially interested in work that considers topics related to food and/or feasting in the following areas: pre-Conquest English, medieval Scandinavian, medieval continental, or early modern outlaws in history, literature, and/or culture. We welcome essays from any discipline. Please send an author bio and abstract for a 6,000-8,000 word essay to Melissa Ridley Elmes at MElmes@lindenwood.edu by August 1, 2017.
One significant feature of Medieval culture is quest for salvation and justice. For example, Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights incorporates complex human emotions into its pastoral horizon, where God and Satan, good and evil compete to deny Eden as paradise. Many writers offer texts in which social and material desires decline the land of milk and honey, and memory of human goodness turns reality into ironic space in which social unrest and private disquiet challenge existence. In a way, split memory of edenic delights produces rich legacy. We invite papers to address theme of memory of delights in history, literature, religion, philosophy, and other fields, both in Medieval period and across ages. (2018 Leeds IMC conference theme: Memory.
The Waldensians in the Medieval and Early Modern European Context
9th-10th February 2018
Trinity College Dublin
Call for Paper
Call for Papers and Workshops
Digital Humanities Approaches to Medieval Mapping
This panel seek proposals dealing with ways of seeing and perceiving the world from the Middle Age to our day. Papers dealing with miraculous accounts, spectacular performances, and travel narratives that explore both allegorical and conceptual visions are welcome. From books of saints, to Iberian travelers through Europe, Asia and the Americas, this panel seeks to examine the narrative voice of those who moved either physically or mentally from one space to another while discovering, performing or even forging, a wondrous world that further complicates notions of perception, performativity and or even contemporary notions of post-truth.
This panel seeks any and all papers on Old English literature (and Beowulf), especially in relation to this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing.
Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.
Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:
The session is focused on the themes of visibility, visuality, and ways of seeing, and we are also interested in receiving submissions addressing other aspects of children's literature (including forms such as folktales, fables, fairytales, and nursery rhymes; conduct books, spelling books, school books). Please feel free to share the general call for papers with anyone who might have a paper to contribute: Paper proposals must be made via the online system found here:
Imagining Arthurian Legend in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Nostalgia for an imagined and glorious past has influenced the evolution of stories about King Arthur and his court for centuries. According to the moods and needs of the period, new characters were added to demonstrate or question the excellence of these paragons, or to replace those who had perhaps become too human or simply gone out of style. New plot motifs, such as the search for the grail and Lancelot’s love for Guinevere became part of the legend.