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Race in Early Performance

updated: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:13am
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: After ‘Emancipation’: The legacies, afterlives and continuation of slavery.

updated: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 9:45am
Institute for the Study of Slavery
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

After ‘Emancipation’: The legacies, afterlives and continuation of slavery.

University of Nottingham, 21-23 June 2020.

The University of Nottingham’s Institute for the Study of Slavery (ISOS) is a multidisciplinary centre which pursues research on both historical and contemporary slavery and forced labour in all parts of the globe and through all periods.

Eco-Entanglements, c. 920-2020: Ruins, Graftings, Stratification

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Monday, July 29, 2019 - 5:31pm
Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst, February 22, 2020

What are the ecological affordances of thinking with the medieval and early modern past? How can the environmental humanities inspire eco-mimetic modes of thinking and writing? This think-tank conference invites research-in-progress that parses the entanglements of nature and culture, the human and the nonhuman, the material and the metaphysical, to explore how medieval and early modern ecocritical scholarship might speak directly to contemporary political and social concerns.

The conference will include three panels, grouped thematically according to distinct modes of ecological entanglement:

CFP: “Reassessing the Matter of the Greenwood,” Sponsored Session of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies, ICMS, Kalamazoo, May 7-10, 2020

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:03pm
Alexander L. Kaufman / International Association for Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

“Reassessing the Matter of the Greenwood”

Sponsored Session of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies (IARHS)

International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 7-10, 2020

CFP: "Bad" Food in the Middle Ages (A Roundtable) ICMS, Kalamazoo, May 7-10 2020

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:03pm
Alexander L. Kaufman / Medieval Association of the Midwest
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

“Bad” Food in the Middle Ages (A Roundtable)

Sponsored Session of the Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM)

International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 7-10, 2020

Gender in Global Medieval Mysticism

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:00pm
Ashoka University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Gender in Global Medieval Mysticism

March 20-21, 2020

Ashoka University, Sonipat, Haryana, India

Keynote speakers:

Professor Liz Herbert McAvoy, Swansea University

Professor Sa'diyya Shaikh, University of Cape Town

Hiberno-Latin Studies at ICMS Kalamazoo 2020

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:52pm
Brian Cook
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

The panal orgnaizers invite proposals for twenty-minute papers on any topic related to Hiberno-Latin literature and studies.

The Status of Medievalist Film Studies (A Roundtable) at ICMS Kalamazoo 2020

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Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:48pm
International Society for the Study of Medievalism
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 7, 2019

As medievalism has made its way into mainstream medieval studies, and the teaching of medievalist film alongside medieval texts has become commonplace, what new opportunities and challenges do scholars of medievalist film studies face? These shifts have prompted heated debates in recent years on the values and dangers of teaching Game of Thrones in medieval studies classes, the inadequate framing of medievalist films as adaptations in literature classes and as fiction in history classes, and the formal differences between cinematic and written texts. This roundtable seeks short presentations that address some aspect of this development in scholarship and teaching.

Nineteenth-/Twentieth-/Twenty-First-Century Medievalisms

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:42pm
Daniel C. Najork; Robert Sirabian
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

For this session, we seek proposals exploring the factors shaping nineteenth- and twentieth-/twenty-first-century literature (in its broad sense) about the Middle Ages as well as the differences in approaches to the Middle Ages in each century. What historical, social, and intellectual views shaped nineteenth-century approaches to the Middle Ages? In what ways were these views limited or biased based on what the Victorians knew and believed and did not know, particularly when compared to advances in historical, psychological, and political knowledge in the next centuries? Conversely, what shaped twentieth-/twenty-first-century views of the Middle Ages?

Studies in Old Norse-Icelandic Literature

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:42pm
Daniel C. Najork
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Despite the fact that, as Jonas Wellendorf has recently pointed out, “students of Old Norse literature and literary culture have long been aware that hagiographical and ecclesiastical literature has a longer written history in the North than the native saga genres,” (The Routledge Research Companion to the Medieval Icelandic Sagas, 48)there is still, generally, an imbalance in the critical studies of Old Norse-Icelandic hagiography in comparison to studies of the konungasögur and Íslendigasögur.

Jerusalem the Holy city

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:39pm
Stanford Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

CFP: Jerusalem the Holy City

 

The Stanford University Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (CMEMS) is pleased to announce that we will sponsor three sessions at the 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan (May 7-10, 2020). Among these are two linked panel sessions entitled “Jerusalem: The Holy City.” The first considers medieval imaginings of a distant Jerusalem across textual, visual, and material culture, while the second considers Jerusalem as an interreligious experience among Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

 

Environmental Violence

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:30pm
Elizabeth S. Leet, Franklin & Marshall College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Environmental Violence

IMC Kalamazoo (May 7-10, 2020)

Organizer: Elizabeth S. Leet (eleet@fandm.edu)

Much early ecocriticism focused on natural spaces as complements to human agency. For example, studies of the hortus conclusus in medieval romance emblematize this view of nature as a fecund space mastered by humans. In our time of climate crisis, however, ecocritics seek to complicate anthropocentric views of medieval environments. By studying climates and environments that reject human dominion and endanger human lives, we may examine the violence these environments enact and evaluate the models they offer for human survival and care amidst climate disaster.

Fictionality and Belief in Middle English Writing at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:29pm
Kathryn Mogk (Harvard University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Coleridge's famous phrase "the willing suspension of disbelief" implies that disbelief (i.e., secularity) is a pre-condition of fictionality. That argument is made explicitly in Catherine Gallagher's well-known article "The Rise of Fictionality"—but it is also often assumed in medieval studies, as fictionality is localized in secular romance and rarely considered in devotional contexts. Where do fictional writing and sincere belief meet, and how do they interact? This panel welcomes papers that investigate the relationship between fictionality and belief from any angle, but which might respond to one or several of the following questions.

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020 (Roundtable): Unforthcoming Texts, Unsatisfying Encounters

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Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:00pm
Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium & Scriptorium working group are pleased to present two panels and a roundtable that have grown out of our conversations with speakers and faculty over the previous year (See our other listings for additional panels). For panels, we invite papers of 15 to 20 minutes and for the roundtable we invite 5-7 minute remarks on the topic. If you are uncertain as to your proposed paper’s fit for the panels, please contact us. While our colloquium represents the Department of English at Yale, we are interdisciplinary in outlook and composition and welcome papers from all medieval-interested disciplines and that cover topics beyond texts in Anglo-Saxon and Middle English.

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020: Anglo-Saxon Speculative Fictions

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:00pm
Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium & Scriptorium working group are pleased to present two panels and a roundtable that have grown out of our conversations with speakers and faculty over the previous year (please see our other CFPs for the additional panels). For panels, we invite papers of 15 to 20 minutes and for the roundtable we invite 5-7 minute remarks on the topic. If you are uncertain as to your proposed paper’s fit for the panels, please contact us. While our colloquium represents the Department of English at Yale, we are interdisciplinary in outlook and composition and welcome papers from all medieval-interested disciplines and that cover topics beyond texts in Anglo-Saxon and Middle English.

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020: Text as Image in Medieval Literature

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:59pm
Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Yale Department of English Medieval Colloquium & Scriptorium working group are pleased to present two panels and a roundtable that have grown out of our conversations with speakers and faculty over the previous year (See our other listings for additional panels). For panels, we invite papers of 15 to 20 minutes and for the roundtable we invite 5-7 minute remarks on the topic. If you are uncertain as to your proposed paper’s fit for the panels, please contact us. While our colloquium represents the Department of English at Yale, we are interdisciplinary in outlook and composition and welcome papers from all medieval-interested disciplines and that cover topics beyond texts in Anglo-Saxon and Middle English.

The Politically-Varied Medievalisms of Separatist/Statehood/Independence Movements at ICMS Kalamazoo 2020

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:29pm
International Society for the Study of Medievalism
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

The right-wing medievalisms of Brexit and other Eurosceptic movements have been well-studied in the past few years. But not all separatist/independence/autonomy/statehood movements use medievalism in the same ways. This session seeks papers that examine the medievalisms of other such movements, including those (Scottish independence, Basque nationalism) that identify with more leftist politics, as well as those that engage with a range of political ideologies. How are appeals to the historical or fictional Middle Ages used by such movements or those who oppose them? Preference will be given to papers that address the complexity of the relationship between medievalism and modern or contemporary politics, and to those proposals received by Sept 1.

ICMS 2020: Medievalist as Auctor

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 1:28pm
Erin K. Wagner
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Whether we consider the high fantasy of Lewis and Tolkien or the contemporary rise in historical fiction set during the Middle Ages, it must be acknowledged that medievalists (and scholars more generally) have long been linked with creative writing. In an era of academia where the traditional university job is far from assured and where representations of the Middle Ages are co-opted by white nationalists, we must acknowledge the wider benefits and contributions of the humanities, while promoting a diverse picture of the Middle Ages. It is more important than ever that the scholastic community embrace its creative side.

Performing Medieval Drama in the 21st Century (A Panel Discussion)

updated: 
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 1:50pm
Kyle A. Thomas, Missouri State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 6, 2019

 

Session Title: Performing Medieval Drama in the 21st Century (A Panel Discussion) at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University (2020)

Organizer: Kyle A. Thomas (Missouri State University)

Sponsered by the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS) 

Proposals sections “Essays” and “Theory and practice of Translation” Ticontre, XIII, 2020

updated: 
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:19pm
Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

«Ticontre» focuses on Literary Criticism and Textual Analysis, History of Literature, Literary Theory, Comparative Literature, and Translation Studies. All manuscripts will undergo a double-blind peer-review process. Since its foundation in 2014, «Ticontre» is regularly published twice a year, with a total of eleven issues and 185 papers. In the last four years, pdf articles were downloaded more than 65,000 times. Up to thirty per cent of them are written in a language other than Italian and authors belong to over seventy different universities, half of which abroad.

Art Historical Approaches to Medieval Environments

updated: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 12:55pm
International Center for Medieval Art, Student Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Art Historical Approaches to Medieval Environments

 

International Congress on Medieval Studies

May 7–10, 2020

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Michigan

 

International Center for Medieval Art, Student Committee

 

The Pearl-poet: Modern Connections, Adaptations, and Evolutions @ ICMS 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 12:03pm
Ashley E. Bartelt / International Pearl-poet Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

International Pearl-Poet Society

Call for Papers — ICMS 2020

The International Pearl-Poet Society is sponsoring five sessions and one co-sponsored session with the Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM) at the 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 7-10, 2020) at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. One session is:

 

The Pearl-poet: Modern Connections, Adaptations, and Evolutions

The Final Frontier: Embodied Space in the Works of the Pearl-poet @ ICMS 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 12:03pm
Ashley E. Bartelt / International Pearl-poet Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

International Pearl-Poet Society

Call for Papers — ICMS 2019

 

The International Pearl-poet Society is sponsoring five sessions and one co-sponsored session with the Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM) at the 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 9–12, 2020) at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. One session is:

 

The Final Frontier: Embodied Space in the Works of the Pearl-poet

Acceptance and Resistance: Emotional Tension in the Pearl-poet @ ICMS 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 12:03pm
Ashley E. Bartelt / International Pearl-poet Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

International Pearl-Poet Society

Call for Papers — ICMS 2020

 

The International Pearl-Poet Society is sponsoring five sessions and one co-sponsored session with the Medieval Association of the Midwest (MAM) at the 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 7–10, 2020) at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. One session is:

 

Acceptance and Resistance: Emotional Tension in the Pearl-poet

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