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Nineteenth-/Twentieth-/Twenty-First-Century Medievalisms. International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2022

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:42pm
Daniel Najork, San Diego State; Robert Sirabian, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2022

 

Special Session: Nineteenth-/Twentieth-/Twenty-First-Century Medievalisms

 

Organizer: Robert Sirabian, UW-Stevens Point

Presider: Daniel C. Najork, San Diego State University

Eating Feeling: Food, Affect, and “Other” Communities in Medieval Literature (ICMS 2022 Kalamazoo; online)

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:42pm
Yea Jung Park & Soojung Choe
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Medieval archives abound with accounts of food-related practices and encounters, with acute attention paid to the food habits of “others” (neighbors, foreigners, pagans) and the impact of communal eating in various social spaces. This session explores the rich intersections of food, affect, and communal identity in the medieval period. We especially welcome contributions that engage with affective responses to the food cultures of “others,” paralleled in the COVID-19 era by the Western world’s alarm at “exotic” foodstuffs, or contributions that focus on sociocultural practices (such as eating together or sharing dishes) long taken for granted but recently destabilized due to the effects of the pandemic.

A New(ish) World: Medieval Influences in American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 11:39am
Session for International Medieval Congress, Leeds - 4th – 7th July 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 6, 2021

A New(ish) World: Medieval Influences in American Literature

(International Medieval Congress, Leeds - 4th – 7th July 2022)

 

Festival Food

updated: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 4:04am
Festival Culture Research and Education
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The taste of festivals forms a significant part of our life, and many festivals are associated with religion, remembrance, and prayer. Food during the religious holiday of Christmas can either make or break the holiday spirit; for example, the memory of having the best turkey, the best mince pies, and sitting around the Christmas tree warms many a heart. Carnival, another religious festival that is also a cultural event, has its own traditions regarding festival food.

The Sixteenth International Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies (TACMRS)

updated: 
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 12:08pm
The Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies (TACMRS)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 10, 2022

Engaging the Audience: From Antiquity to the Renaissance

 

In The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (1959), Erving Goffman likens social interaction to theatre, describing “performance” as “all the activity of an individual which occurs during a period marked by his continuous presence before a particular set of observers and which has some influence on the observers.” The individual coming into contact with other people is like an actor on stage, who will employ available theatrical devices in order to manage the impression made on the audience.

“Inglese Italianato e un diabolo incarnato” Translation and the Appropriation of Italian Culture in Early Modern England

updated: 
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 12:08pm
Laboratoire Episteme Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 7, 2021

Call For Papers

Renaissance Society of America

Annual Conference, 30 March -2 April, 2022, Dublin, Ireland

“Inglese Italianato e un diabolo incarnato” 

Translation and the Appropriation of Italian Culture in Early Modern England 

 

The Green Knight (2021): Key Critical Perspectives (A Roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 12:07pm
International Society for the Study of Medievalism (ISSM)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

The Green Knight (2021): Key Critical Perspectives (A Roundtable)

 

The International Society for the Study of Medievalism (ISSM) invites submissions for a sponsored roundtable on David Lowery’s film The Green Knight (2021) for the 57thInternational Congress on Medieval Studies, which will take place online from Monday 9 May to Saturday 14 May 2022.

 

Disney and the Middle Ages (Kalamazoo ICMS 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:52am
Joshua T. Parks
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Walt Disney Company's films, theme parks, and other media are full of people and places coded as medieval, from the Magic Kingdom's castles and fairies to the kingdom of Arendelle in the Frozen films. This session invites papers that examine medievalism in Disney entertainment from a variety of disciplinary and critical perspectives. Papers about Disney’s recently acquired franchises (such as Star Wars, Pixar, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe) are also encouraged.

The 2022 ICMS will be held virtually May 9–14, 2022.

Please submit a 250–word abstract at the ICMS website (https://wmich.edu/medievalcongress/call) by September 15, 2021.

The Sacred and the Secular: Crossovers between Religious Piety and Courtly Love- ICMS 2022 Online (Kalamazoo)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 4:38pm
Maybelle Leung
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

 

Call for Papers— “The Sacred and the Secular: Crossovers between Religious Piety and Courtly Love.”

Special Session at the 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies

(Online: May 9 to 14, 2022)

This session welcomes 15-20 minute papers on any thematic crossover between courtly love or fin amor, a knightly submission to a lady of desire, and affective piety, the envisioned marriage of oneself to Christ.

Pedagogy of the Unpopular: Teaching the Medieval in the 21st-Century Classroom (Roundtable) - ICMS2022

updated: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:16pm
Joanna Shearer (Nevada State College)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Sometimes what we love is unpopular.  In the broadest sense, medieval studies face a cultural reckoning that sees us as irrelevant and unprofitable in contemporary higher education.  Yet, these generalizations ignore the rich worlds that exist in the literature, art, history, etc., that we love so much.  And so, how do we keep the medieval relevant to the 21st-Century student in order to revive our disciplines in ways that are both academically rigorous and imaginatively compelling?  This roundtable seeks presenters who have developed innovative and engaging courses, assignments, and classroom activities to share with other scholars to implement in their own courses.

 

Some topics might include:

Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Brut-ICMS 2022

updated: 
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 10:39am
International Lawman's Brut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

This session calls for papers that explore ways to incorporate the Brut—Layamon’s Brut and its analogues—into interdisciplinary studies, seeking to situate the Brut in a broader academic and pedagogical context.

Arms and Armour of Romance ICMS 2022 Online (Kalamazoo)

updated: 
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 5:07am
Katie Vernon
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Arms and Armour of Romance

Call for papers: ICMS Online (Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo)

 

Arms and Armour of Romance I: Race and Romance

This session will investigate the depiction of race and ethnicity through arms and armour in romance. Topics could include, but are not limited to, depictions of Middle-Eastern people and their arms in crusading romance, or arms and armour in romance traditions beyond Western Europe.

 

Arms and Armour of Romance II: Religion and Romance

Language, Space, and Place in the Brut-ICMS 2022

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 8:31pm
International Lawman's Brut Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Scholarship on the Brut has begun to reexamine the role of space and place in the text’s presentation and readers’ reception of insular history.  The Brut texts provide fertile grounds for such discussions, as much of the legendary history documented in the Brut involves reshaping and redefining insular territory, including descriptions of the island and its wonders, the construction of cities and castles, the renaming of places and cities by rulers and conquerors, among others.  This session seeks proposals that further the critical conversation about territorial and textual space and its relation to language in the Brut and in its analogues.  We are particularly interested in proposals that examine ways the Brut

Romance Epic Meets Technology (Kalamazoo, 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:21pm
Société Rencesvals
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

CFP:  Romance Epic Meets Technology 

The American-Canadian Branch of the Société Rencesvals is pleased to invite scholars from all disciplinary approaches to submit a paper for possible inclusion in a session at the 2022 International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo, May 9-14) on the intersection of technology and the medieval romance epic. 

 

Please see the full CFP for further information.   

Tolkien and the Medieval Animal

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:21pm
Kris Swank, Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic, University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

"Tolkien and the Medieval Animal"

Call for Paper proposals for a session at the 57th International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo) to be held live on the internet, Monday through Saturday, May 9-14, 2022

NeMLA 2022 Roundtable: Worlds of Care: Medieval and Early Modern Drama and Why It Still Matters Today

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 11:42am
NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Proceeding from the beginning to the end of time, occurring in a ritual space, and focusing on moments of extraordinary joy, suffering, humor, and election, medieval drama maps worlds of vulnerability and interconnectedness.  Its scope has continued to inspire re-enactment and adaptation from Passion Plays and the Mormon Hill Cumorah pageants to Yiimimangaliso, a South African version of the Chester mystery plays stressing truth and reconciliation, and Brandon Jacob-Jenkins’ reworking of the medieval morality play Everyman as Everybody.

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XVII, No. 1-2 /2021

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:22pm
Eurasian Studies Center/“Ovidius” University of Constanta, Faculty of History and Political Science, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XVII, No. 1-2 /2021 invites professors, researchers, and Ph.D. students to submit their research articles and reviews for publication until 1 October 2021.

 

 Our journal is indexed in ERIH PLUS, ProQuest, EBSCO, CEEOL, and Index Copernicus databases (ICValue 2019: 88.14)

UVA Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV

updated: 
Sunday, July 4, 2021 - 4:24pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 9, 2021

The Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies of the University of Virginia's College at Wise announces

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV, September 16-18, 2021

 

Keynote Address

                                                                                                                            Elizabeth Rhodes

                                                                                                                              Boston College

 

Overtones: Ege Journal of English Studies

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:18pm
Ege University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

OVERTONES: EGE JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES
CALL FOR PAPERS

CFP Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAM 2021 (8/1/21; virtual 10/29-30/21)

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:16pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAM 2021

2021 Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference

Virtual Event, hosted by Ball State University, 29-30 October 2021

 

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks paper proposals related to the following two topics for inclusion at the 2021 Medieval Association of the Midwest Conference.

Heroes and Heroines in World Literatures: Powerful or Powerless, Fascination, and Purpose

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:14pm
Norfolk State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Description:

What is a hero? Some might define a hero as “someone who gives of himself, often putting his own life at great risk for the greater good of others. Outside of the standard dashing war portraits of men/women facing the gates of Hell, the most heroic are often the most ordinary of people doing ordinary things for a greater humane purpose” (www.guardian.com). According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a hero is “a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.” In World Literatures, sometimes neither of these definitions appropriately define, represent, or determine who or what a hero/heroine truly exemplifies. 

Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAPACA 2021 (7/15/21; virtual 11/10-13/21)

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:04pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAPACA 2021

Panels to run under the Medieval & Renaissance Area

2021 Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

Virtual Event, 10-13 November 2021

 

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks paper proposals related to the following three topics for inclusion in the Medieval & Renaissance Area sessions at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association.

Monsters of Beowulf (8/1/21; NEPCA virtual 10/21-23/21)

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 1:40pm
Michael Torregrossa / Monsters & the Monstrous Area of the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Monsters of Beowulf: Past, Present, Future

Session Proposed for the 2021 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association

Sponsored by the Monsters & the Monstrous Area

Virtual event, Thursday, 21 October, through Saturday, 23 October 2021.

Proposals due by 1 August 2021.

 

Decentering the White Male Gaze: Inclusivity and Diverse Voices in Beowulf Studies (NeMLA 2022)

updated: 
Sunday, June 27, 2021 - 12:40pm
Richard Fahey - NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Beowulf studies has traditionally been the domain of white male scholars who have historically dominated both the scholarship and translations of the poem. This session seeks to decenter the white male gaze and invites novel perspectives from often marginalized voices in the field to contribute to the many ongoing academic conversations focused on Beowulf.

'Dance of the Northern Renaissance' - a Journal of the Northern Renaissance special issue

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:25am
Journal of the Northern Renaissance
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 19, 2021

JNR invites proposals for a special issue, edited by Lynsey McCulloch and Emily Winerock, on ‘Dance of the Northern Renaissance’. Dance was a key cultural practice of the early modern period: it was integral to theatrical representation; it was a significant element of court ritual; and it fulfilled an important social function. But how might we characterise the particular dance practices of Northern Europe? French, Spanish and Italian traditions have dominated histories of Renaissance dance. However, more recent accounts have challenged the conflation of North and South in discussions of early European dance, drawing attention to the myriad regional and national variations at work.

Romance, Epic and Hagiography in Medieval Multi-Text Manuscripts, 2-4 December 2021

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:20am
Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021

Full CFP here: https://bevismanuscripts.wordpress.com/call-for-papers We warmly invite submissions for a workshop taking place in Düsseldorf 2-4 December 2021, hosted by Heinrich-Heine University. The multi-text manuscript was a key medium for disseminating popular narratives including romances and epic or hagiographical texts across the cultural and linguistic borders of late medieval Europe. The manuscripts that have survived from this period can therefore be read not only as windows into the literary, social and linguistic environment in which they were created, but also as cultural objects whose evolving contents shaped the adaptation and reception of the texts they contain.

AESTHETICS IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN POETRY

updated: 
Friday, June 11, 2021 - 2:51pm
ANZAMEMS 2022 CONFERENCE ON RECEPTION AND EMOTION
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

ANZAMEMS 2022 CONFERENCE ON RECEPTION AND EMOTION

CFP - PANEL ON AESTHETICS IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN POETRY

We invite scholarly proposals for papers on aesthetics in medieval and early modern poetry (c. 400 to 1800), as part of a panel or panels being established at ANZAMEMS 2022. The link to the main website and call for papers is here: https://www.anzamems2021.com/

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