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UPDATE: Anglo-Saxon England (grad) (2/28/06; (dis)junctions), 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:10pm
Amanda Uvalle

(dis)junctions 2006: lost in translation
  University of California Riverside
  April 7-8, 2006
  Keynote Speaker Announced
  Deadlines Extended: February 28, 2006
  We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be James Kincaid, Aerol Arnold Professor of English, University of Southern California. His recent works include _Annoying the Victorians_ (1995), _Erotic Innocence: The Culture of Child Molesting_ (1998), and _A History of the African-American People (proposed) by Strom Thurmond: a Novel_ (as told to Percival Everett & James Kincaid) (2004).

CFP: Beowulf and Related Topics (5/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:10pm
Tony Luu

  Call for papers: Beowulf and Related Topics
  Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference 2006 (PAMLA)
  Standing panel: Beowulf and Related Topics
  November 10-11, 2006
  University of California, Riverside
  Riverside, California
  Submission deadline: May 15, 2006
  Paper proposals are requested for a panel that addresses facets of Beowulf in particular and Anglo-Saxon writing in general (literature, historiography, religious writing, and others).
  Please e-mail abstracts of 250 or fewer words (inline text; please no attachments) or questions to Tony Luu:

CFP: Northern Plains Conference on Earlier British Literature (3/13/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm
Brandt, Bruce

The Northern Plains Conference on Earlier British Literature welcomes
paper submissions on all aspects of British literature from Anglo-Saxon
times through the Eighteenth Century. This year the conference is being
hosted at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota, on
April 7-8. Questions and abstracts for papers (15-minute reading length)
may be directed to Mick Nagy: Deadline for
submissions: March 13, 2006

CFP: Medieval Romance: Historical and Literary Approaches (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:17pm
Ryan Muckerheide

CFP: Medieval Romance: Historical and Literary Approaches (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

Paper proposals are invited for the "Medieval Romance: Historical and
Literary Approaches" session at the 2006 Rocky Mountain Modern Language
Association conference in Tucson, Arizona. Papers may focus on any
aspect of medieval romance, but preference will be given to papers that
explore historical elements of the romance. Please send a 1-page
abstract before March 1, 2006 to:

Ryan Muckerheide

Arizona State University

Department of English

PO Box 870302

Tempe, AZ 85287-0302

Or by email attachment to: Ryan.Muckerheide _ at _

CFP: Old and Middle English Language and Literature (3/15/06; SCMLA, 10/30/06-11/1/06)

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:30pm
Khoddam, Salwa

The2006 South Central Modern Language Association

Annual Convention

Fort Worth, Texas

October 30 - November 1



Call for Papers


The Old and Middle English Language and Literature Session is calling
for papers or abstracts for the SCMLA conference October 30 - November
1, 2006, in Forth Worth, Texas. The theme is open, and any topic
relating to Old English and Medieval British Literature will be welcomed


Submit papers or 500-word abstracts to Dr. Salwa (Sally) Khoddam,
session chair, at the address below. Email submissions are welcomed.
Please include your name and institutional affiliation.



CFP: International Courtly Literature Society (3/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 11:17pm
Monty Laycox

The International Courtly Literature Society at SAMLA seeks papers on =
any topic related to Courtly Literature.

A full range of approaches to and perspectives on Courtly Literature is =

Please send 200-250-word proposals for 20-minute papers to:
Dr. Monty Laycox
1108 Longmeadow Lane
Monroe, NC 28110

OR E-mail to by 1 March 2006

In order for the proposal to be considered, include the following =

CFP: Non-Chaucerian Humor in Middle English (6/1/06; collection)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:46pm
Michael George

Call for Papers
Essay Collection on Non-Chaucerian Humor in Middle English
Deadline for Papers: 6/1/06
Edited by Michael W. George

I am seeking essays on any aspect of non-Chaucerian humor in Middle English texts. Essays on humor theory and humor in individual texts/writers are welcome. Publication of the volume should occur approximately one year from deadline.

Length: 5000 words
Style: Chicago, 15th ed.
Submission: MS Word or RTF (rich text) document emailed to

Dr. Michael W. George
Assistant Professor of English
Millikin University

CFP: The Ritual and Rhetoric of Queenship, 1250-1650 (UK) (2/28/06; 8/24/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:15pm

The Ritual and Rhetoric of Queenship, 1250-1650

Canterbury Christ Church University

Thursday 24 August 2006

This interdisciplinary conference aims to explore the ritual and rhetoric of
queenship in late medieval and early modern England.

We hope to encourage debate on the image and representation of queens, and on
the cultural and political narratives of queenship. Possible themes might

the ritual construction of queenship;

queenship, identity and power;

holy and sainted queens;

royal motherhood;

queens as intercessors and patrons;

queens in translation.

CFP: Medieval Lament and Elegy (3/30/06; collection)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:15pm
Jane Tolmie

Paper proposals are invited for a volume of essays on medieval lament and elegy, specifically laments for dead sons. The deadline for proposals is March 30, 2006. Proposals may be from any area of medieval studies and should be one page in length. Please send your work to: Dr. Jane Tolmie, Department of English, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, N6A 3K7, Canada. Email is acceptable also at Please send any attachments as .rtf documents.

CFP: Anglo-Saxon England (grad) (2/1/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Amanda Uvalle

CFP: (dis)junctions: Anglo-Saxon England: Power and Leadership
  This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be held at (dis)junctions, the University of California Riverside's 13th Annual Humanities Graduate Conference on April 7-8, 2006.
  We invite papers on medieval literature from the Anglo-Saxon period dealing with the changing nature of power. How do the shifting monarchies and the church view power and leadership? Who is in charge as society faces constant change? Proposals from all disciplines are welcome. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
  -The power of kings
  -Invading pagans
  -Invading missionaries
  -Church and state
  -Roman power/influence

CFP: Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (grad & jr faculty) (2/1/06; journal issue)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
Sullivan, Blair

annually under the auspices of the UCLA Center for Medieval and
Renaissance Studies, invites the submission of articles by graduate
students and recent PhDs in any field of medieval and renaissance
studies. Double-spaced manuscripts should not exceed thirty-five pages
in length, and all references should be in footnotes. We prefer
submissions in the form of e-mail attachments in Windows format; paper
submissions are also accepted. Please include an e-mail address.


CFP: Death & Resurrection: Aspects & Approaches (grad) (UK) (3/1/06; 4/12/06-4/13/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:32pm
Kenneth Clarke

The Second Oxford Graduate Medieval Conference will be held at Lincoln College, Oxford (UK) on April 12th and 13th, 2006.
Graduate papers are invited on topics related to all aspects of death and resurrection in the middle ages and the early modern period.
Contributions are welcome from diverse fields such as history of art, history, theology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and history of ideas.

Papers will be 20 minutes or less.
Please send 250 word abstracts in the body of your email (no attachments please) to by March 1 2006.

Suggested themes might include:-

UPDATE: Adolescent Medievalism (2/15/06; collection)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:32pm
Lorretta Holloway

Working Title--Adolescent Medievalism: The Middle Ages Packaged for Children and Young Adults

As stated in our initial CFP, we are interested in abstracts on how the Middle Ages has been and is presented to young people. This focus includes not only literature written specifically for older children and adolescents but also historical fiction, textbooks, and other texts that address the Middle Ages or use medieval motifs. We have many fine abstracts but have noticed specific gaps that need filling.

CFP: Florilegium: Medieval Studies (2/28/06; journal issue)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 5:20pm
Canitz, C.

Call for Papers

_Florilegium_, the journal of the Canadian Society of Medievalists/Société
canadienne des médiévistes, invites submissions for its next volume, scheduled for
publication in the winter of 2006/07. Papers on any aspect of Late Antiquity and
the Middle Ages (including the post-medieval representation of the medieval period)
are welcome.

For information about the journal, please visit

CFP: Medieval and Renaissance Performance and Periodization (3/7/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:47pm
jill stevenson

"Bridging the Divide: Medieval and Renaissance Performance and
2006 MLA Convention
Philadelphia, December 27-30, 2006

"Periodization" has often limited the ways in which we define, examine, and
theorize performance. This panel invites papers that consider how medieval
and/or renaissance performance challenges
traditional notions of periodization. Periodization is defined broadly in
this context. Papers might suggest how performance bridges such moments as
ancient to early medieval, the High to Late Middle Ages, Medieval to
Renaissance, or pre- to post-Reformation, but papers that examine fresh
definitions, ideas, and theories of periodization are especially encouraged.

CFP: Teaching Medieval Literature (1/20/06; 3/4/06-3/5/06)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
F Holt-Underwood


March 3-4, 2006

There are many different journeys that take place in
Medieval literatures. Some are deliberate and
intentional, such as the pilgrimage. Others are less
planned or unintentional.

CFP: Masculinities in the Long Middle Ages (grad) (2/1/06; 3/17/06)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:03pm
Foster, Allyson

Call for Papers


An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference at the CUNY Graduate =


March 17, 2006


KEYNOTE SPEAKER: We are very pleased to announce that our keynote =
speaker will be Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (George Washington University).



>From peasants to kings and from knights to merchants, ideas about =
masculinity were varied and complex during the medieval era. For this =
one-day conference, we invite papers from all academic disciplines that =
probe questions surrounding male-ness and masculinities from late =
antiquity through the early modern period.


UPDATE: Ancient &amp; Modern Narrative (1/13/06; 3/9/06-3/11/06)

Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:18pm
Kathryn Chew

Update: 41st Annual Comparative Literature conference at California=20
State University, Long Beach: "Ancient and Modern Narrative:=20
Intersections, Interactions, and Interstices"

Please note the new deadline for abstract submissions: Friday, 13=20
January 2006.

CFP: Illumination (3/17/06; online journal)

Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:18pm
M.C. Flannery

Dear all,

It is with great pleasure that I forward to you the following Call for
Papers for the 2006 Summer issue of Marginalia.

Very best wishes,

Mary Flannery
The Medieval Reading Group at the University of Cambridge



UPDATE: Between the Sacred and the Profane (12/15/05; journal issue)

Monday, November 21, 2005 - 9:34pm
Murray, Sarah Jane

Update: "Between the Sacred and the Profane: Medieval Renaissance and Performance" (Peer-reviewed)

Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance seeks essays for a special issue, to be guest-edited by Dr. K. Sarah-Jane Murray and Dr. Sinda K. Vanderpool. We welcome essays that explore performance in, and performative aspects of, medieval and Renaissance drama, poetry, and literature. We particularly encourage submissions exploring the relationship 'between the sacred and the profane.' Given that many medieval/Renaissance non-drama works were composed to be performed aloud, the editors will consider submissions focusing on a variety of genres. Popular performances, including non-manuscript based traditions, are also appropriate subjects.

CFP: Old English (2/1/06; SAMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Monday, November 21, 2005 - 9:33pm
Bruce, Alex

Call for papers


Old English session I and II

The meeting of The South Atlantic Modern Language Association

November 9-12, 2006

Charlotte, North Carolina


Session I: "Lit. & Lang."

One cannot fully appreciate Old English (Anglo-Saxon) literature without
an appreciation of Old English itself. This session invites papers that
explore how interpretations of the language shape our interpretation of
the literature, and vice-versa. Papers discussing issues related to the
teaching of Old English are also encouraged.


Session II: Vision and Text

CFP: Courtly Mythologies (Switzerland) (no deadline noted; ICLS, 7/29/06-8/4/06)

Monday, November 21, 2005 - 9:32pm
ICLS 2007

The Faculties of Letters of the University of Geneva and the University of
Lausanne have the pleasure to invite you to the XIIth Congress of the
International Courtly Literature Society (ICLS), which will take place
>From 29 July to 4 August 2007
in the two Lemanic cities
 (Lausanne 29.07-31.07, Geneva 01.08-04.08)
We wish to hold this meeting on a common theme, which would provide
direction for our work, yet still allow sufficient scope for the
illustration of individual research projects. We hereby invite you to send
us paper proposals on the theme:

UPDATE: Medieval Children 1200-1500 (UK) (12/31/05; 6/17/06-6/18/06)

Friday, November 11, 2005 - 2:18pm
Li Ju Tsai

(Please help circulate this email.)

Dear Colleagues,

The Canterbury Centre for Medieval and Tudor Studies, University of Kent =
at Canterbury, UK, is hosting an interdisciplinary conference: Medieval =
Children 1200-1500, on 17-18 June 2006. Keynote and featured speakers =
include Prof. Nicholas Orme (History, Exeter, UK), and Prof. Peter =
Beidler (English, Lehigh, US).

CFP: North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (grad) (12/1/05; 2/3/06-2/4/06)

Thursday, November 3, 2005 - 6:12pm

* * * * Apologies for Cross-Posting!! * * * *

Announcing the North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Seventh Annual Graduate Student Conference


FEBRUARY 3-4, 2006

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

* fact and fiction
* forgery
* perception and reality
* theater and verisimilitude
* portraiture, hagiography, (auto)biography
* memory and nostalgia
* mystical experiences
* witchcraft and magic
* judicial procedures
* scientific explanation
* the True Faith, heresy, and false religions
* writing history