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Working Through and Beyond the “Global Turn” in Medieval Studies

updated: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 3:22pm
Pearl Kibre Medieval Study / The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 14, 2020

** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 14, 2020 **

Working Through and Beyond the “Global Turn” in Medieval Studies

The 15th Annual Pearl Kibre Medieval Study Graduate Student Conference

Date: May 1, 2020

Location: The Graduate Center, CUNY

Keynote Speaker: Kathleen Davis, University of Rhode Island

250 Years of Sir Walter Scott

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Friday, January 31, 2020 - 12:58pm
Dr. Jeff S. Dailey/Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

2020 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Sir Walter Scott, a writer whose creativity affected the worlds of poetry and prose for generations.  He also played an important role in the study of government, justice, and historiography.  His writings was a primary source of operatic librettin in the 19th century, and his impact on the worlds of music, art, theatre, and jurisprudence lasted well into the 20th century.  In recent years, there has been a revival of interest in his work, and his birthday willl draw further attention to the creations of this polymath.

"Objects" and "Medieval Empires" - CLCS Medieval MLA 2021 (Toronto)

updated: 
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 12:55pm
Shirin A. Khanmohamadi
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Please check out these CFPs for MLA 2021 in Toronto, sponsored by the CLCS Medieval Forum ObjectsHow do objects circulating within and around premodern literary texts reframe or intervene in traditional (national or imperial) literary histories or unearth new “global” literary histories? 250-word abstracts to Shirin Khanmohamadi (shirin1@sfsu.ed) by March 15. Medieval EmpiresWhat is a medieval empire? Extending the debate beyond the controversies of statehood in Europe, the panel considers non-European empires of the medieval world, imaginary or real, isolated or in contact with Europe. 250-word abstracts to Amy Vines (anvines@uncg.edu) by March 15.

 

 

Postgraduate English Journal Issue 40 (Spring 2020): Call for Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:12pm
English Department, Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Postgraduate English Journal, Durham University’s online peer-reviewed literary journal, is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the UK.

Early-career researchers/academics and postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5,000–7,000 words (or book reviews of no more than 2,000 words) by 31st March 2020 for the journal’s 40th edition.

Call for Papers, Mythmoot VII: Defining and Defying Darkness

updated: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:11pm
Signum University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

What is Mythmoot VII?

Mythmoot VII, with the theme of “Defying and Defining Darkness,” combines an academic conference, creative writing meet-up, and fan convention for a unique experience. Here at Mythmoot, we have room for serious scholarship in fields such as science fiction, high fantasy, horror, gothic, mythology, children’s literature, folklore.. .the list goes on. We also appreciate less academic, but no less enthusiastic, pursuits of all the above—such as demonstrations of how to knit the best fake candle ever, presentations theorizing the exact recipe for Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder, or papers dissecting the cultural background of Baron Harkonnen!

Call for Proposals:

Medieval Leavings

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:36am
Medieval Leavings
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Medieval Leavings (https://medievaleavings.hcommons.org/) is a new, Open Access, online journal that publishes editorial orphans on topics in Medieval Studies (broadly construed) and makes them available for our community to use. We hope to ameliorate some of the inequities (and maybe also indignities) of journal publishing.

Medieval Leavings will also feature a special section, Archival Darlings (https://medievaleavings.hcommons.org/our-archival-darlings/), highlighting exciting archival finds that may be useful for other scholars to know about, but that simply don’t fit our own formal publication plans.

MEDIEVAL TEXTS CHALLENGING BOUNDARIES

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:19am
Nathan Fleeson / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

This traditional session welcomes submissions on any topic associated with Medieval England and its texts (400-1500 CE). This includes texts written in Old English, Middle English, Latin, Gaelic, etc. Abstracts addressing the conference theme of "Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts" are especially welcome. By June 1, 2020, please submit an abstract of 200-300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Nathan Fleeson at nfleeson@uga.edu.

The Song of Songs in European Poetry (13th-17th Centuries): Translations, Appropriations, Rewritings

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:23pm
Alessandra Petrina / University of Padova (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Traditionally attributed to King Solomon and defined by Rabbi Akiva as the “Holy of Holies” among the sacred scriptures (Mishnah Yadayim 3:5), the Song of Songs is one of the most fascinating and controversial Biblical books. Fervently read and carefully explained, celebrated as a key to the supreme mystery of the union between God and men, the Song of Songs, the primary source for the Christian pervasive metaphor of the sacred marriage and eros, was a text crucial not only to the Middle Ages, but also to the Renaissance period. This ambivalent book, which combined a sensual celebration of love with a well-established tradition of allegorical interpretation, held a particular appeal for poets.

Food: Sacrificial, Spiritual, and Secular

updated: 
Saturday, January 4, 2020 - 10:43pm
Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 10, 2020

The Fourteenth International Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies (TACMRS)

 23-24 October 2020

National Taiwan University

 Call for Papers

 (Deadline Extended: 10 Febuary 2020)

Food: Sacrificial, Spiritual, and Secular

(DEADLINE EXTENDED) CFP: The Medieval at Home: Domesticity in the Middle Ages

updated: 
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 3:16pm
Cornell University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 16, 2019

The Medieval at Home: Domesticity in the Middle Ages

The Medieval Studies Program at Cornell University is pleased to announce its thirtieth annual graduate student colloquium, which will take place on the 15th of February 2020 at the A.D. White House on Cornell’s Ithaca, NY campus.

Delaware Valley Medieval Association Graduate Workshop

updated: 
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 3:42pm
Delaware valley Medieval Association (DVMA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

February 29, 2020

University of Pennsylvania 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Location TBD

1-5 pm

 

The DVMA invites 250-word abstracts for 20-minute talks or 5-minute flash presentations by graduate students in any discipline and on any topic that pertains to medieval studies.  Global medieval submissions are welcome and encouraged!

Special Journal Issue: The Witch in the Medieval and Early Modern Literature

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:18pm
Andreea Marculescu (University of Oklahoma)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Witch in Medieval and Early-Modern Literature

 

In our supposedly disenchanted world, depictions of witches follow fairly standard aesthetic and ideological criteria the role of which is to maintain or, on the contrary, to challenge societal considerations regarding gender roles or normative female bodily depictions. But such standardization does not do justice to the heterogeneity of representations that pre-modern witches actually possessed.

 

HISTORICAL CORPOREALITIES

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:40pm
Center for Early Cultures at University of California, Irvine
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: “Historical Corporealities”

2020 Graduate Student Conference

Center for Early Cultures

University of California, Irvine

Conference date: Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, December 20th, 2019

Keynote speaker: Valerie Traub, Adrienne Rich Distinguished University Professor and Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women’s Studies at The University of Michigan.

Panel on Medieval Neurodiversity: Canadian Society of Medievalists

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:10pm
Jes Battis / University of Regina
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020

I'll be submitting a proposal for a panel on *Medieval Neurodiversity* to the Annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Medievalists conference, to be held at the 2020 Congress in London, Ontario, at the University of Western Ontario, June 3-5.  Discussions could tie in to medieval disability studies in a number of ways, including:

 

- medieval mental states/mental health, queer minds, nonbinary minds, anxious minds

- depictions of radical introversion (e.g., Diogenes)

- mental complexity in Middle English (e.g., Hoccleve)

- medieval social anxiety (e.g., Merlin and social exile in Monmouth, de Boron, et al.)

Poetics among the Disciplines @ Scientiae, Amsterdam, 3-6 June 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:07pm
Poetics before Modernity / Scientiae
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Poetics before Modernity 

invites papers on 

'Poetics among the Disciplines' 

to be proposed for 

Scientiae, Amsterdam, 3-6 June 2020

TexMoot 2020--Apocalypse: Unveiling the Future

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:06pm
Signum University’s Third Annual Texas Literature & Language Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

From Ragnarok to Revelation, from the utopian proposals of Plato’s Republic to the dystopian vision of Huxley’s Brave New World, a prominent concern of human language and literature has always been to describe possible futures. Some of these visions of the future are cataclysmic, looking forward to a time when Heaven—or Mother Earth—will wipe the slate clean; others propose a more optimistic vision of progress. Recent films such as Interstellar or Tomorrowland have taken a middle way, suggesting that although humanity has recently fallen short of its promise, there still remains hope that we will be able to pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps.

Commemorating Thomas Becket

updated: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 2:33pm
Canadian Society of Medievalists
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

Paul Brown aptly described Thomas Becket as a tripartite figure: historical, legendary, and
literary. 2020 marks the triple jubilee of Thomas Becket: 900-year anniversary of his birth, 850-
years since his murder, and 800-years since his translation. We invite proposals for papers on all
things Becket related for the panel “Commemorating Thomas Becket.” I will be submitting a
proposal for a session at the beginning of January for the General Meeting of the Canadian
Society of Medievalists conference held at the 2020 Congress in London, Ontario, at the
University of Western Ontario, June 3-5. Proposals which address the political, religious,

PCA: Medievalism in Popular Culture, Philadelphia, April 2020 - Submissions due: Nov 24, 2019

updated: 
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 9:51am
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (including Anglo-Saxon, Robin Hood, Arthurian, Chaucer, Norse, and other materials connected to medieval studies) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods.  These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc.   For this year’s conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

Special Issue on Bathurst's "Robin Hood" (2018)

updated: 
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:42am
Bulletin of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Bulletin of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies is seeking essays for an issue devoted to examining the recent film Robin Hood (2018), directed by Otto Bathurst and starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson, and Jamie Dornan. The journal’s editors are interested in brief, focused, critical essays that explore how the film addresses current issues in medieval studies, including, but not limited to

Consumption, Performance, and Early Theatre

updated: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 1:44pm
Medieval English Theatre Conference, University of Wolverhampton
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

 

Medieval English Theatre Conference

 

University of Wolverhampton Saturday, 4 April 2020

 

 Consumption, Performance, and Early Theatre

 

 

The Medieval Translator

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:24pm
Università di Bologna - Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

The conference will focus on linguistic fragmentation as a means of cultural inclusion. In the passage from late antiquity to the high Middle Ages, a number of written translations in various vernaculars and dialects already appear – suffice it to think of the first attempts at translating the Bible, of the effect of Carolingian culture, or of King Alfred’s cultural policy, aimed at making vernaculars the vehicle of faith and knowledge. As we move towards the late Middle Ages, translation becomes an essential instrument for the transmission of literature, religion and science. The proliferation of translations, through the linguistic fragmentation represented by target languages, allowed the transferral of texts to an ever-wider audience.

Durham Early Modern Studies Conference (Durham, UK)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:11pm
Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 11, 2019

Durham Early Modern Conference 20208th July 2020, 09:00 to 10th July 2020, 17:00, Durham University

Call for Papers for the Durham Early Modern Conference 2020 is now open. The deadline for submissions of Monday 11 November 2019.

We are also pleased to confirm the following keynote speakers:

·Professor Florence Hsia, Professor of History of Science, University of Wisconsin–Madison

·Professor Laurie Shannon, Franklyn Bliss Snyder Professor of Literature, Northwestern University

·Professor Marc Vanscheeuwijck, Professor of Musicology, University of Oregon

Call for papers

Reminder: Renaissance Conference of Southern California, 64th Annual Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 4:20pm
Marlin E. Blaine, California State University, Fullerton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Renaissance Conference of Southern California

64th Annual Conference

Saturday, 21 March 2020

The Huntington Library and Gardens

Pasadena, CA

PLENARY ROUNDTABLE

Interdisciplinary Research and the Renaissance: How to Do It 

Amy Buono (Art History, Chapman University)

Katherine Powers (Music, California State University, Fullerton)

Martine van Elk (English, California State University, Long Beach)

 

The Senses in Medieval and Renaissance Europe:Hearing and Auditory Perception

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:28pm
FMRSI/Trinity College Dublin,
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Trinity College Dublin, 24-25 April 2020

Proposals for papers are invited for a conference on The Senses in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: Hearing and Auditory Perception, which aims to provide an international and interdisciplinary forum for researchers with an interest in the history of the senses in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Keynote Speaker:

Professor David Hendy, University of Sussex

Echoes on the Air: How Modern Media Evoke and Dramatize
the Sounds of the Distant Past

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Afterlives of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (10/7/19; NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:23pm
Michael Torregrossa / Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

Call for Papers for Afterlives of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

51st Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

Boston Marriott Copley Place, in Boston, Massachusetts, from 5-8 March 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Paper abstracts are due by 7 October 2019

Session organizer: Michael A. Torregrossa, The Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain

EXTENDED DEADLINE - Does the Matter of Britain (Still) Matter?: Reflections on the State of Arthurian Studies Today (A Roundtable) (10/7/19; NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:23pm
Michael Torregrossa / Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

Call for Papers for Does the Matter of Britain (Still) Matter?: Reflections on the State of Arthurian Studies Today (A Roundtable)

51st Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

Boston Marriott Copley Place, in Boston, Massachusetts, from 5-8 March 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Paper abstracts are due by 7 October 2019

Session organizer: Michael A. Torregrossa, The Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain

 

Call for Proposals: Literary Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:34pm
James McGovern / Oxford University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 2, 2020

We invite proposals for monographs or edited volumes for our Series in Literary Studies.

Literary studies is one of the richest and most interdisciplinary fields of study, encompassing a wide array of valid approaches, from the historical, to the theoretical, to the experimental. Broadly speaking, works of literary scholarship aim to change or enhance the way we read texts by investigating their complexity.

We are particularly interested in books on English Literature, although we are open to proposals which examine any type of world literature.

The scope of the present call is broad. Possible topics include (non-comprehensive list):

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Whatever Happened to Baby Cain?

updated: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 4:11am
University of Liverpool
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

We're still looking for papers!

Whatever Happened to Baby Cain?

Childhood Unbound, Childhood Tamed, Childhood Eternal

Growing up is a perennial feature of human societies. While anxieties surrounding childhood are universal, the manifestations of these concerns vary between cultures. This series of sessions proposes to shed light upon the nexus of ambiguity surrounding the medieval child, as depicted in contemporaneous literature. We invite abstracts for papers that will explore the representation of childhood in texts of any language, genre, and period within the Middle Ages. Topic may include, but are not limited to:

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