A paper session at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University (www.wmich.edu/medievalcongress) examining depictions of what comes in the wake of war and death in works in the Tolkienian tradition. ***This is a re-proposal of a session from the cancelled 2020 Congress.***
A roundtable session at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University (www.wmich.edu/medievalcongress) examining the continuing effects of Tolkien's depictions of race in medievalist works. ***This is a re-proposed session from the cancelled 2020 Congress.***
Reconceptualizing Renaissance Performance: Beyond the Public Stage
Impossible Pastimes: Playing With, In, and Through the Middle Ages
35th International Conference on Medievalism
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA, November 12-14, 2020
Caused Selves: Embodying the Material World in the Middle Ages
Julie Orlemanski (University of Chicago), Seminar Leader
The 2021 Sewanee Medieval Colloquium:
Privilege and Position
At the University of the South, Sewanee, TN
April 9-10, 2021
Edward King Plenary Lecturer:
William Chester Jordan, History, Princeton University
Brinley Rhys Plenary Lecturer:
Seeta Chaganti, University of California, Davis
Call for Papers:
Call for Participants
Veteran Politics and Memory: A Global Perspective
Department of History, University of Warwick
16th and 17th April 2021
We have been closely monitoring the situation in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact upon the ‘Adaptation in the Humanities’ conference in early October 2020.
Based on current Australian Government advice, we have decided to postpone the conference until 2021.
We are mindful of uncertainty prompted by the outbreak and cannot predict what impact it will have in the coming weeks and months.
Our primary concern is the health and safety of all involved in the conference, and we are aware of the need to ensure the conference is as safe an environment as possible for all.
We are pleased to announce that the ESRA Shakespeare Conference 2021 under the title "The art itself is nature": Shakespeare's Nature | Art | Politics will be held in Athens, Greece from 3 to 6 June, 2021.
The Convenors and the Advisory Committee welcome the submission of your proposals for Panels & Seminars.
You can consult the conference’s potential topics https://esra2021.gr/topics/
Panel proposals should be submitted by a panel convenor with the names of the participants (no more than four speakers)
This MLA panel still needs a couple of submissions! Sponsored by the LLC Occitan Forum and CLCS Medieval Forum
Examines circulation of literary forms in the Latin east (lyric, romance, epic) and whether they provide culture continuity and support the construction of national identities.
Please send a brief abstract to Amy Vines at email@example.com by April 30, 2020!
Updated submission deadline.
“Book Groups: Scholarship, Study, and Reading in and about medieval England”
MMLA 2020 Permanent Session Old and Middle English Language and Literature
The general conference theme “cultures of collectivity” presents some very current and relevant possibilities for the study of late antique and medieval English languages and literatures. Any proposal that considers this theme in general will be welcome, but two foci will be of particular interest.
From the early Atari single-player arcade game Outlaw to more recent videogames such as Activision Blizzard’s multiplayer Overwatch, modern digital outlaws have long been popular characters in gaming culture. These characters often work to resist authoritarianism within their respective gaming worlds, and they frequently evoke much older outlaw representations, such as the Robin Hood of medieval ballads, by embodying popular definitions of justice and communal welfare.
This special issue of The Bulletin of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies
We are seeking one or two chapters to fill out our edited collection Religion and the Medieval and Early Modern Global Marketplace (already under contract with Routledge). Ideally the chapter(s) would provide a case study that addresses some intersection of economy (market, exchange) and religion (faith, sprituality) in medieval and/or early modern Africa. How did matters of faith enter the marketplace in a specific region of Africa? How did religion facilitate or provide resistance to the growing slave trade? How did religions adapt to changing markets?
Please send inquiries and/or abstracts to Scott Oldenburg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The next issue of 'Archives of emotions' aims to explore the interactions between language and emotions. By 'language', we generally mean a system of signs. Since ancient times, rhetorical strategies of emotions have been known and practiced. We will, therefore, ask ourselves how literature, in each age, manages to represent, simulate, reproduce and arouse, through written and oral language, the experience of emotion and its cognitive, physiological and psychological bases. Possible subjects for the essays collected in this issue could also concern the performing and visual arts, dance, cinema, and theater and their respective languages.
“Old English” at the 74rd Annual RMMLA Convention
October 8-10, 2020
Deadline for Abstracts: March 31, 2020
UVA Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
September 17-19, 2020
“A Saint for One Season, or Who Was Mary Magdalen?”—Elizabeth Rhodes, Boston College
"Movement through Arthurian Legend"
Medievalism Transformed 2020 explores all historical and literary ideas relating to the theme of movement in the medieval world. How are texts re-invented across time? What role do texts play as cultural objects in their historical moment and beyond? How does a text engage with moving times, cultures, and space?
We invite papers relating to movement through Arthurian legend crossing all periods, borders, and historical and literary disciplines including but not limited to:
Getting Medieval on Popular Culture at MAPACA 2020
Submissions by 15 June 2020
The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks submissions for the following sponsored roundtable and papers sessions to be included in the Medieval & Renaissance Area for the 2020 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association to be held at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, Princeton, New Jersey, from 5-7 November 2020.
New Chaucer Studies: Pedagogy and Profession CFP
The mission of the New Chaucer Society is to “provide a forum for teachers and
scholars of Geoffrey Chaucer and his age.” As the working conditions of those
teachers and scholars change, this forum needs to expand to reflect those changes.
For this reason, NCS is happy to announce the launch of a new on-line venue,
New Chaucer Studies: Pedagogy and Profession, hosted on the New Chaucer Society
website. This peer-reviewed, open access site will offer brief essays on teaching,
The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, in keeping with the MMLA conference’s theme of “Cultures of Collectivity,” is sponsoring panels on collecting and manuscripts, broadly conceived. Possible foci include, strictly by way of example: specific archives, collections, or even gatherings of texts in particular manuscripts; reading communities or scribal centers; book markets; and the collections of material resources involved in manuscript production. We invite all approaches—including hermeneutical, textual, art historical, codicological, and paleographical—across all time periods.
The Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Society (RMMRA) invites papers on any topic relating to the period 400 -1700 and welcomes scholars in a broad range of disciplines including history, literature, art history, music, and gender studies with special consideration given to papers and proposals on this year’s theme, “Antique Modes of Thought, Romantic Traditions, and Legendary Storytelling in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.”
(with apologizes for cross posting)
The Research Training Group 1808: Ambiguity - Production and Perception of the Eberhard Karls Univeristät Tübingen is delighted to announce the CfP for the interdisciplinary and diachronic Workshop
Ambiguity and Narratology
Tübingen, November 5-7 2020
GCRR is currently seeking written or visual submissions to be anthologized in a bound publication dedicated to the theme of violence in art (or perhaps the absence of violence in art). We welcome both industry leaders and scholars from the disciplines of art, humanities, design, technology, and education to submit abstracts of their essay that will make a unique contribution to the academic study of violence and art. Abstracts or Proposals are due March 1, 2020.
Final scholarly submissions should be approximately 3000 words, or 500 words and mixed media, that address one of the following:
Painful Pleasures: Sado-masochism in Medieval Cultures
Editor, Christopher T. Vaccaro
Call for Papers
The Spanish I (Peninsular Literature before 1700) permanent section of the Midwest Modern Language Association seeks proposals for the upcoming MMLA Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (November 5-8, 2020). Though proposals on any topic related to Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature are welcome, we also seek proposals that specifically engage with the 2020 MMLA theme of “Cultures of Collectivity.” The conference theme includes, but is not limited to: cultural movements, subcultures, authorial collaborations, literary circles, and interdisciplinary networks. Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief bio (or brief CV) to John McCaw at email@example.com by April 5, 2020. Papers may be in Spanish or English.
Let’s not wait for George R.R. Martin to wrap up ASOIAF with the 3,000 page The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring. Let’s talk of thrones and let the games resume this fertile Beltrane (May Day, Friday, May 1, 2020), opening with a panel on Season 8 of A Game of Thrones, airing what went right and wrong with the HBO series, viewed by 31 million. Perhaps you want to craft a formal paper (20 minutes) or propose joining a panel (or bring your own team from campus); offer a lightning presentation (5 minutes) or experiment with a PechaKucha (20 slides, 20 second commentary each, in 6’40” total).
The Medieval and Renaissance Student Association (MaRSA) of California State University, Long Beach is seeking individual papers as well as panel submissions for their graduate student conference. The conference will be held at the Karl Anatol Center on the campus of CSULB on March 12th, 2020.
“Sense and Consensus”
Berkeley-Stanford English Graduate Conference 2020
April 25th, 2020
300 Wheeler Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Keynote: Colleen Lye, University of California, Berkeley