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Medieval Futures

updated: 
Monday, September 16, 2019 - 11:08am
36th Annual Conference of the Illinois Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Deadline Extended for Submission!

The Illinois Medieval Association welcomes individual proposals and complete sessions that engage with this year’s conference theme, “Medieval Futures,” from a range of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and temporal perspectives.  Paper proposals might consider, for example:

  • Medieval perspectives of futurity within religious and literary contexts, including interrogations of prophecy and eschatology;

  • The ways in which medieval individuals or regions planned for the future (i.e. urban design, military strategy, crusade proposals, logistics, economic sustainability, etc.);

DEADLINE EXTENDED: ICMS 2020: Orientations: Gender and Sexuality in Space-time

updated: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 3:07pm
Zachary Engledow
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 15th 

Sponsored by the BABEL Working Group and Co-Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Homosexuality in the Middle Ages. 

International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 7-10 2020

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020: Medieval Habits

updated: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 5:52pm
Ryan Lawrence, Cornell University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

ICMS KALAMAZOO 2020: MEDIEVAL HABITS 

This panel invites 15-20 minute papers concerned with medieval notions of habit. 

Tides (for CEA on Hilton Head Isle 3/26-28/2020)

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:36pm
Lynne M. Simpson / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

The College English Association’s 51st national conference, from March 26-28, 2020, will be held on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, where the tides shape the land and the culture, from food and drink to music and literature. CEA invites proposals from academics specializing in Medieval and Early Modern literature or cultural studies. We are especially interested in presentations that feature topics relating to tides in texts, disciplines, people, culture, media, and pedagogy. But in addition to our conference theme, we also welcome proposals on other topics within these two fields of study.

[NeMLA 2020 Panel] "Imagining the Past: Neo-Medievalism in Fantasy Genre"

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 11:04am
Jiwon Ohm/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

In “Dreaming of the Middle Ages,” Umberto Eco asks the question: “What would Ruskin, Morris, and the pre-Raphaelites have said if they had been told that the rediscovery of the Middle Ages would be the work of the twentieth-century mass media?”

Indeed, the twentieth-century mass media has disseminated what Eco calls, “escapism à la Tolkien” which has influenced many modern writers and cultural producers in other mass media such as films and video games. Although such “escapism à la Tolkien,” or “Tolkienesque” fantasy, seems harmless as pure entertainment, its consumption is massive, and many picture the Middle Ages not as it actually was, but how it is depicted through medievalist fantasy.

Contra Imperium Forms of Dissent in England 1300-1700

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:51pm
Insubria University, Como, Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Dates: 6-7 April 2020

Venue: University of Insubria, Como, Italy

Call for papers deadline: 24th November 2019

Committee: Paola Baseotto (Insubria University), Omar Khalaf (Insubria University), Marie-Christine Munoz-Levy (Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier 3)

Confirmed keynote speakers: Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex) – Alessandra Petrina (University of Padova)

 

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020: Medieval Virtualities (A Roundtable)

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:10pm
Danielle Allor / Program in Medieval Studies, Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Medieval Virtualities (A Roundtable)

A Sponsored Session from the Program in Medieval Studies, Rutgers Univ.

55th International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS Kalamazoo), May 7-10, 2020

Renaissance Conference of Southern California, 64th Annual Conference

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 12:47pm
Marlin E. Blaine / California State University, Fullerton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Renaissance Conference of Southern California

64th Annual Conference

Saturday, 21 March 2020

The Huntington Library and Gardens

Pasadena, CA

PLENARY ROUNDTABLE

Interdisciplinary Research and the Renaissance: How to Do It 

Amy Buono (Art History, Chapman University)

Katherine Powers (Music, California State University, Fullerton)

Martine van Elk (English, California State University, Long Beach)

 

Form and Structure in MS Cotton Nero A.x. (A Roundtable) @ ICMS 2020

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 10:59am
Ashley E. Bartelt / International Pearl-poet Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

International Pearl-Poet Society

Call for Papers — ICMS 2020

Form and Structure in the Cotton Nero A.x. Manuscript (Roundtable)

L’amore, le armi, le stelle : Basinio da Parma and the Humanists at Sigismondo Malatesta’s Court

updated: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:45pm
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 4, 2019

By the middle of the fifteenth century Rimini had become a major center of Italian humanism. The cultural patronage of the famouscondottiereSigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta (1417–1468), attracted numerous artists, writers, and scholars, who came to the city and created works for which Rimini is still widely known today. In spite of recently intensified research on this topic, various questions about the philosophical, literary and artistic output of this circle remain open. In particular, the historiography of Rimini itself leaves considerable room for new exploration, and this despite recent work on the architecture and pictural arts of the quattrocento city.

Out of Place / Out of Time (Kalamazoo 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:22pm
Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Network (MARGIN) - NYU
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

55th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University - May 7-10, 2020

Panel: “Out of Place / Out of Time”

Sponsored by MARGIN - New York University

 

The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Interdisciplinary Student Network is proud to announce a sponsored panel at the 55th annual International Congress on Medieval Studies. The theme of this year’s panel will be “Out of Place / Out of Time.” We invite papers that participate in a larger discussion of temporalities and places.

 

Leeds IMC 2020: Lines in the Sand: Ecotones and Polity in Medieval Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 9:45am
Andrew M. Richmond
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

From kingdoms staking claims on opposing riverbanks to landowners arguing over a thorny hedge, transitional environments have long formed the foundations for political and social boundaries. Such material anchors in turn may be claimed to demonstrate the natural legitimacy of these borders and the institutions they define. Yet medieval literature, art, and popular culture overflows with depictions of such ecotones – water to land, mountain to plain, forest to field – that test both the permanence and permeability of the categories and divisions humans impose on their surroundings (and themselves).

Quests: Magical Journeys and Wayside Attractions

updated: 
Friday, August 30, 2019 - 8:32am
Coreopsis Journal Of Myth & Theatre
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 24, 2019

 

 

Call for papers Spring 2020

 

Publication date: February 29, 2020

 

Query/Abstract Deadline: December 20th, 2019

Full paper due upon acceptance of abstract.

 

Announcements Deadline: February 1, 2020

Coreopsis Journal of Myth & Theatre

Theme:

Quests: Magical Journeys and Wayside Attractions 

 

“The road goes ever, ever on…” JRR Tolkien.

 

ICMS 2020 - "Scottish Voices, Scottish Borders"

updated: 
Friday, August 30, 2019 - 8:32am
Medieval Makars Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

Kalamazoo 2020 - "Scottish Voices, Scottish Borders"

 

Borderland studies have escalated recently within academia, though the relationships between certain borders still remain relatively underexplored. One example is the medieval Anglo-Scottish border, particularly in terms of cross-cultural relationships. When the topic is explored, it is often from the perspective of how English cultural transmissions impacted Scottish arts. This panel’s goal is to explore the prevalence of distinct Scottish voices in cultural artifacts from both sides of the border, emphasizing the rich tradition and culture already established in Scotland during the Middle Ages. 

 

ICMS 2020 - "Celtic Fringe"

updated: 
Friday, August 30, 2019 - 8:32am
Medieval Makars Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

Kalamazoo 2020 - "Celtic Fringe"

 

Since the initial Brexit vote in 2016, conversations about devolution and national identity in the British Isles have become popular in modern discourse. These dialogues are not new; since the Middle Ages, the relationship between regional and national identities has permeated politics, culture, literature, and history. However, much of the focus has been on English perspectives. This roundtable wishes to explore the interactions between Celtic regions—such as Wales, Ireland, Isle of Man, and Scotland—and how these relationships between Celtic groups in the Middle Ages informs the identity crises evident in Great Britain today. 

 

Affect and Exemplary Texts

updated: 
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:56am
Samantha Pellegrino / University of Chicago Medieval Studies Workshop
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

The University of Chicago Medieval Studies Workshop at ICMS 2020 presents:

Affect and Exemplary Texts

Saving the Day for Medievalists: Accessing Medieval-Themed Comics in the Twenty-first Century (Roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 9:16am
Michael A Torregrossa / Medieval Comics Project
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Saving the Day for Medievalists: Accessing Medieval-Themed Comics in the Twenty-first Century (Roundtable)

Sponsored by the Medieval Comics Project, an outreach effort of the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

55th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

7-10 May 2020

Proposals due by 15 September 2019

 

Past Forward: New Ways of Looking at Old Things

updated: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:08am
The Medieval Studies Institute, Indiana University Bloomington
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

CFP: Past Forward: New Ways of Looking at Old Things

MEST Symposium, Indiana University Bloomington

March 6-7, 2020

 

Keynote: Dr. Michelle Warren (Dartmouth College)

 

 

Proposals for 20-minute papers should be submitted to iumestsymposium@gmail.com by October 4, 2019.

 

 

The Problem of Epic (roundtable) @ ICMS 2020

updated: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 6:34pm
Société Rencesvals American-Canadian Branch
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Société Rencesvals was founded in 1955 to “promote the study of romance epics.” But what does it mean, today, to promote the study of a literary genre in which Europe, Christendom, victory, heroism and other valorized terms are too often defined in violent opposition to racial, religious, and cultural others? How do we handle the key concepts and narrative structures of the medieval epic—heroism, lineage, holy war, invasion, defense of the homeland—in the current cultural climate, and especially in the classroom? What kind of scholarly community exists, and how can we account for and move beyond that community's omissions, exclusions, blind spots?

IMC at Kalamazoo 2020: “Medieval Counter-Cultures: Then and Now” (A paper panel and a roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 6:34pm
Medieval Studies Institute, Indiana University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Call for Papers

“Medieval Counter-Cultures: Then and Now”

A paper panel and a roundtable

International Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo, May 7-10, 2020

Sponsored by the Medieval Studies Institute of Indiana University, Bloomington

The Medieval Studies Institute of Indiana University invites proposals for its two sponsored sessions at the 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 7-10, 2020) at Kalamazoo: A paper panel on “Medieval Counter-Cultures I: Then” and a Roundtable on “Medieval Counter-Cultures II: Now.”

Leeds IMC 2020: The Marches of Britain and Ireland, 1100-1400

updated: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 12:46pm
Victoria Shirley, Cardiff University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

The Marches of Britain and Ireland, 1100-1400, International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, 6-9 July 2020

Sponsors: Medieval and Early Modern Research Initiative, Cardiff University and the Welsh Chronicles Research Group, Bangor University

The Global 15th Century @ ICMS 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 2:02pm
Lydgate Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Recent scholarship on Chaucer has focused on his global influences and receptions. But how global was England in the century after Chaucer? This panel will explore this question, seeking answers in discussion of previously overlooked texts (such as Lydgate’s Fabula Duorum Mercatorum), consideration of source study, and pedagogical practice. This panel hopes to illuminate global roads into and outward from English literature of the fifteenth century, examining how its authors perceived and represented cultures and peoples far afield from their own, but also considering how those authors’ works were received, and how we view them today both in our scholarship and in the classroom. 

Women and Lydgate (a roundtable) @ ICMS 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 2:02pm
Lydgate Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Lydgate’s relationship with women was complicated. Within 200 lines of one poem, he denigrates their instability and denounces another author’s misogyny. Beyond the treatment of women in his works, he counted several influential women among his patrons. Political and religious extremists of our own time have attempted to appropriate medieval studies for patriarchal purposes, and we must challenge these views by fully explicating the complexities of texts about and connected to women. This roundtable solicits brief papers exploring Lydgate’s relationship with women as characters and patrons. We will attempt to untangle the various threads of Lydgate’s treatment of and relationship to women.

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