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Seeing the (Im)Material: Visual Detail, Abstraction, and Artifice in Medieval Texts

updated: 
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:34am
50th Anniversary Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, to be held in Washington, D.C., from March 21st through the 24th, 2019.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The literature produced by the communities of early Northern Europe, where the elements of craft and material culture informed the descriptive matter of both poetry and prose, has left a legacy which demands critical analysis of the ways in which the trappings of the real and the imaginary were represented.  What were the relationships between figurative language, mimetic representation, the production of craft, and perceptions shaped by the visual arts?  Did the allegories, symbols, emblems, fancies, and verisimilitude of literature in Old and Middle English, Old Norse/Icelandic, Early Welsh, or Early Irish provide opportunities to discuss the interface of descriptive writing with other modes of representation?  Potential papers are asked to cons

Messy Bodies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Body in Pre-Modern Culture (ICMS 2019)

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 10:11am
Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Interdisciplinary Network (MARGIN), NYU
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Following our end-of-the-year symposium, the Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Interdisciplinary Network welcomes papers for our two sessions on Messy Bodies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Body in Pre-Modern Culture.

Tolkien's Legendarium and Medieval Cosmology

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Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:33am
Judy Ann Ford, Texas A&M Univ–Commerce
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 14, 2018

The assumption that science largely ceased to be an area of human endeavor between the Hellenistic period and the age of Galileo has given way to an increasing awareness of the continuity of scientific thinking throughout the medieval period, especially as regards cosmology and astronomy. The notion of a more scientifically aware Middle Ages may seem at odds with the boundaries of medieval thought presented in the paradigms of western medievalism created by authors C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. But the popular image of the Middle Ages they created may be less incompatible with recent work on medieval science than might initially be supposed.

Animals and Materiality in the Arthurian Tradition (Sponsored by the Centre for Arthurian Studies at Bangor University)

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 1:24pm
Renée Ward, University of Lincoln
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

We seek papers to compose a session sponsored by the Centre for Arthurian Studies at Bangor University. The session will include 3 or 4 papers on the subject of “Animals and Materiality in the Arthurian Tradition” for the 2019 International Medieval Congress at Leeds. The Congress theme is “Materialities.”

 

54th ICMS Kalamazoo: Nineteenth- Century Medievalism(s)

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 3:17pm
Robert Sirabian (UW Stevens Point) and Daniel Najork (ASU)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

54th International Congress on Medieval Studies. May 9-12, 2019. Kalamazoo, Michigan

Special Session: Nineteenth- Century Medievalism(s)

Organizers: Robert Sirabian, UW-Stevens Point; Daniel C. Najork, Arizona State University

Presider: Robert Sirabian

 

54th ICMS Kalamazoo. Manuscript Culture and the Reception of Medieval Literature in Post-Reformation Iceland

updated: 
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 9:00am
Daniel Najork, Arizona State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

54th International Congress on Medieval Studies. May 9-12, 2019. Kalamazoo, Michigan

 

Special Session: Manuscript Culture and the Reception of Medieval Literature in Post-Reformation Iceland

 

Organizer: Daniel C. Najork, Arizona State University

Presider: Daniel C. Najork, Arizona State University

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Old English Literature, Including Beowulf'

updated: 
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 2:15pm
Derek Updegraff, Azusa Pacific University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: EXTENDED DEADLINE EDITION

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Old English Literature, Including Beowulf
Presiding Officer: Derek Updegraff, Azusa Pacific University
Proposal Due Date: August 1st, see our CFP page for open sessions (https://www.pamla.org/2018/topic-areas)

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Free Will and the Subjective Agency of Women in Dante's Commedia

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Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:42am
NeMLA 2019, Washington DC
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Free Will, defined by Dante's Virgilio as the noble power to guide and constrain the soul's natural inclination and desires (Purg 18.73),  holds a place of central concern in the Commedia. Elaborating on Marco Lombardo's discourse, the roman poet asserts that it is Free Will that accounts for the justice in feeling joy for doing good and misery for doing ill. While offering a general outline of the fundamental importance of Free Will in the ethical and moral rationale for the fate of departed souls, the pilgrim's first guide promises that Beatrice will provide clarity on this and other topics of particular complexity beyond the purview of his Classical pagan understanding.

(Kalamazoo 2019) Making Time in Medieval Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 9:25am
Kaylin O'Dell (Suffolk University); Hannah Byland (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Making Time in Medieval Literature 

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