Interpreting the medieval arts entails setting in motion forms of anachronism; within the arts we see complex negotiations of temporality, which themselves pose significant challenges to our understanding of historical objects. Scholars have been both resistant to and complicit in these forms, a challenge of historicism having been, to a greater or lesser extent, to unlearn certain histories in order to “restore” the contingency of a specific historical moment. For, indeed, medieval people theorized futures of their own. They refined procedures of prognostication and speculation, and, significantly, crafted aesthetic objects that imagined divergent futurities.
CFP Kalamazoo 2017: Material Monsters
Organizers: Melissa Ridley Elmes (Lindenwood University), Ana Grinberg (East Tennessee State University), and Asa Simon Mittman (California State University, Chico)
Call for Papers: International Medieval Congress, Leeds (July 3-6, 2017)
“Opening the Syllabus to the Other: Inclusiveness, Interdisciplinarity, and Collaboration in the Premodern Classroom: A Roundtable”
Organizers: Heide Estes (Monmouth University) and Ana Grinberg (East Tennessee State University)
Textual dialogues – dialogical textuality
Department of English Literature and Literary Linguistics, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań
2-3 December 2016
In cooperation with:
Institute of German Studies
Institute of Romance Languages and Literatures
Institute of Russian Studies
2016 PAMLA Conference Extended Paper Proposal List: Friday, July 1 Deadline
The following sessions are still in search of paper proposals. Sessions may be added to this list over the next few weeks, so do check back regularly. You have until July 1 to propose to any of these sessions.
Go here to submit a paper proposal: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas
For a list of extended sessions go here: http://www.pamla.org/news/2016/06/18/2016-pamla-conference-extended-pape...
Call for Papers
4th INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM “DAYS OF JUSTINIAN I”
Special Thematic Strand for 2016
“The Byzantine Missionary Activity and Its Legacy in Europe",
Skopje, 11-12 November, 2016
Organised by “EURO-BALKAN” UNIVERSITY, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia and UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA, Ravenna Campus-School of Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Italy
With the financial support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia
This panel focuses on the instability of meaning in Old English elegies. Because queerness bears nuanced connotations that require individual definition, this session is open to a broad understanding of the term “queer” and how queer theory enhances our understanding of the elegies in Anglo-Saxon culture. Approaches may include, but are not limited to, manuscript history and paleography, generic conventions and their reception, as well as literary innovations within specific texts.
Modernity is often defined as a series of political, social, and economic shifts related to the emergence of an autonomous subject. Nevertheless, there is a lack of consensus of how to measure the underlying forces driving this supposed change of paradigm. In light of recent approaches to subjectivity, we invite participants to circulate 5-8 pages papers (with theoretical or empirical foci on the topic) and discuss them after a brief presentation. The goal of the seminar is therefore to interrogate the condition of the “early modern subject” through the analysis of established binaries such as (but not limited to) unity/plurality, transcendence/immanence, individual/communal, East/West, local/global, medieval/modern, etc.
Atlantic City, NJ
November 3-5, 2016
Beowulf to Shakespeare
Ihesu Dulcis: Devotion to the Holy Name in Medieval Europe
ICMS Kalamazoo 2017
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its fourteenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 1st, 2016. We are delighted to welcome Diana Henderson of MIT as our keynote speaker.
Pre-Modernisms: Friday, October 28th, The Graduate Center, CUNY
12th Annual Pearl Kibre Medieval Study Graduate Student Conference
A Call for Contributions to an Anthology: Crossing Borders: Delineations of Space in Medieval and Early Modern Literature
Call for Papers: New Research in the Early Drama of the Low Countries
International Medieval Congress at Leeds
July 3-6, 2017
The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society seeks three 20-minute presentations on
any aspect of medieval and early modern Dutch and Flemish drama for a session at the 2017
International Medieval Congress at Leeds.
We particularly encourage papers that focus on the 2017 IMC conference theme of
otherness. The Low Countries seems a particularly fruitful area of focus for this theme, as they
spent much of the Middle Ages as perpetual “others” with fluid boundaries and constant
This conference, organized at the Jean-François Champollion National University Institute (“Champollion University”) in the historic episcopal city of Albi, France – site of the thirteenth-century Albigensian Crusades – will take place on 25-26 November 2016. Please send proposals of 100-250 words for 20-minute papers (in English or French) to email@example.com along with a brief CV before 31 July 2016 for full consideration.