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ACLA: The Medium Aevum is the Message: Appropriation, Reinvention, and Reception of the Middle Ages in Popular Culture

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 3:27pm
ACLA Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Organizers: Ilan Mitchell-Smith and Katherine McLoone.

A panel at the annual ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Conference at UCLA: March 29 - April 1, 2018.
Sponsored by the Cal State University Long Beach Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

From the Renaissance invention of the term medium aevum to modern colloquial usage of “medieval” as a pejorative, the era between the fourth and the fifteenth centuries has been a site of contention through which western culture defines both its fears and its ideals.

Romance Literature (CEA 4/5-4/7/18)

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 8:44am
Dr. Luke A. Iantorno / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers, Romance Literature at CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Romance Literature for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at 

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Beyond Bannatyne: Celebrating 450 years of the Bannatyne Manuscript

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:21am
Medieval Makars Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 24, 2017

In 1568, George Bannatyne fled Edinburgh to the countryside during a plague outbreak. To pass the time during his isolation, he complied an anthology of Scots literature that inevitably created an important collection indicative of a rich medieval and Early Modern Scottish poetic heritage. The Bannatyne Manuscript is one of the most prolific and thorough collections of medieval Scottish literature, providing a window into Scottish literary culture and medieval society. Divided into five sections based on content, the manuscript features poetry that explores theology, moral and philosophical themes, satire, gender and love, and allegories.

Trans-gressive Bodies: A Queer Perspective on Ovid in the Middle Ages

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:48pm
Christopher T. Richards / NYU's Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Interdisciplinary Student Network (MARGIN)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

This past spring, NYU's Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Interdisciplinary Network (or MARGIN) held its first annual Symposium on the afterlife of Ovid in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. We were delighted to present seven engaging student papers, as well as a keynote from Dr. Ana Pairet of Rutger’s University. The papers included topics as wide ranging as objectumsexuality in Pearl and the Roman de la Rose, so-called “hermaphrodite sin” in Inferno, and transgressive artists in the work of Spencer.

ICMS 2018 -- Medieval Liturgy: Text and Performance

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 10:05pm
Interdisciplinary Graduate Medieval Colloquium -- University of Virginia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

The Interdisciplinary Graduate Medieval Colloquium at the University of Virginia invites graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars to submit papers for a session entitled "Medieval Liturgy: Text and Performance" at the 53nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 10-13, 2018) in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Abstracts of up to 250 words for a 15-20-minute paper should be submitted on or before September 15, 2017 via Google Forms ( All entries will undergo blinded peer review by a committee of medievalists at the University of Virginia. Applicants will be notified of the committee's decisions via email by Friday, September 22.

ICMS Kalamazoo 2018: Nonhuman Forms of Thought

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:45pm
Program in Medieval Studies, Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017


Nonhuman Forms of Thought (Sponsored Paper Session)


53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan


May 10-13, 2018