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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

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 (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

"How to Win Students and Influence Colleagues; Innovative Teaching in the Medieval and Early Modern Classroom" (TEMA 2019, Roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 11:11am
Lauren "Lola" Watson / Texas Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

We are seeking proposals for a roundtable on innovative ways to engage students in medieval and/or early modern studies.  This roundtable is intended to be a time for sharing ideas and discussing effective approaches to teaching medieval and early modern content.  We are particularly interested in presentations which showcase specific lessons, activities, and methods that participants have found fruitful, have resulted in especially productive class meetings, or compelling student work.  We invite proposals for short (8-10-minute) presentations.  Presentations related to teaching courses in all disciplines are welcome.  Relevant topics might include (but are not limited to):

Border Crossings in Medieval Drama

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:39am
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 23, 2019

The theater has always been a place to push boundaries and explore the borders of what is accepted in society.  The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society invites abstracts for the 2020 Leeds International Medieval Congress on “Borders” to be delivered in a session about crossing different types of borders—be they geographic or social—within the context of drama and performance in the medieval and Renaissance periods.

 

Topics can include but are not limited to:

Irony, Humor, and Laughter in Italian Literature

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:36am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

What is the relationship between irony and other literary techniques, including but not limited to humor? How do authors utilize irony and humor in their texts? Are humor and irony to be considered a literary tool to disguise a personal or political agenda? Or are they simply a resource to entertain their readers?

This panel seeks presentations that analyze or investigate the role of irony, humor, and laughter in texts from early modern to contemporary examples by Italian writers. This panel will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss various new and important perspectives on the use of humor and irony in Italian literature. 

Romance and the Animal Turn, at ICMS Kalamazoo 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 10:45am
Medieval Romance Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

The animal turn has become hugely influential in medieval scholarship over the last decade. However, the contributions of ecofeminism and queer ecology have often been side-lined. Nevertheless, scholars are increasingly finding these modes of analysis to offer useful ways of exploring the role of the animal in medieval romance texts.

Middle English Literature, including Chaucer: "Send in the Clowns"

updated: 
Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 1:07am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

CFP for the standing session on Middle English Literature, including Chaucer for The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference to be held in San Diego, November 14-17. The conference theme is “Send in the Clowns,” but we will consider papers on all facets of Middle English prose, poetry, and/or Chaucer studies. The call for papers and submission information for this session can be found here: https://pamla.ballastacademic.com/Home/S/17052. You will need to create an account. Deadline extended. Papers accepted on a first come, first served basis through July 15.

UPDATE: 2019 MAPACA Medeival and Renaissance

updated: 
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 6:47pm
Diana Vecchio/ Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 7, 2019

UPDATE: New submission deadline July 7, 2019

MAPACA 2019

Pittsburgh, PA

November 7-9, 2019

 

Medieval & Renaissance

 

The wealth of material found in the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new creative works in areas such as fiction, film, and computer games, which make use of medieval and/or early modern themes, characters, or plots. This is a call for papers or panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or Renaissance representation in popular culture. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to the following:

-Modern portrayals of any aspect of Arthurian legends, Norse Mythology, Shakespeare

Afterlives of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:34pm
Michael Torregrossa / Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 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

Paper abstracts are due by 30 September 2019

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

Does the Matter of Britain (Still) Matter?: Reflections on the State of Arthurian Studies Today (A Roundtable) (NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:33pm
Michael Torregrossa / Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 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

Paper abstracts are due by 30 September 2019

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

 

NeMLA Session: Decentering the Anthropocene: Spanish Ecocritical Texts and the Non-Human

updated: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:11pm
Maryanne Leone/ Assumption College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

 


 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS - SEMINAR

 

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) – Annual Convention

Boston, Massachusetts, 5-8 March, 2020

 

Session 18152.

Decentering the Anthropocene: Spanish Ecocritical Texts and the Non-Human

    

 


 

 

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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, Middle English, Including Chaucer

updated: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:12am
Debra Best, California State University - Dominguez Hills
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS (Extended Deadline!)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California

Conference Theme "Send in the Clowns"

Nevertheless, She Resisted: Will and Consent in Medieval Rape Narratives (essay collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:36am
Alison Langdon
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Call for Papers: Nevertheless, She Resisted: Will and Consent in Medieval Rape Narratives (essay collection) 

As Amy Vines notes, rape in medieval literature often functions as a “chivalric necessity,” a means of articulating masculine identity that elides or ignores questions of female bodily sovereignty and autonomy of will in favor of the male protagonist’s development. Yet we also find instances where texts implicitly or explicitly call attention to the act of rape as a violation of female will—whether in dread of the act, in the face of its perpetration, or in its aftermath—or explore the nature of consent and its often problematic conditions or interpretation.

Different Voices, Voicing Difference (NEMLA 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:33am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The question of the relation of language to voice traces back to Aristotle’s De interpretatione, with its definition of speech as the sign of thought, and writing the sign of speech. In Jacques Derrida’s account of this phonologocentric model, voice is the ligature of “phōnē and logos,” securing their essential proximity. But if voice is only a mediation, then, as Barbara Johnson writes, voice is no longer “self-identity but self-difference.” Paradoxically, the voice marks the singular but is itself plural, sweeping the self up into an ever-ramifying play of differentiation. As David Lawton proposes, “voice is both a signature, ‘I,’ singularity, and a clear marker of difference, ‘not I,’ multiplicity”.

Historical Linguistics at Leeds IMC 2020: Linguistic Borderlands, Speaking of Boundaries

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:22am
Roderick McDonald
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

First Call For Papers: Historical Linguistics Panel(s)

International Medieval Congress (IMC) Leeds, 6-9 July, 2020.

Topic

‘Linguistic Borderlands, Speaking of Boundaries’

We are proposing a panel (or panels) on historical linguistics picking up the 2020 IMC special theme of ‘Borders’.

The session/s will provide a forum for discussion of topics dealing with historical linguistic theory and/or specific historical linguistic analyses.

Background

Afterlives: Reinvention, Reception, and Reproduction

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:53am
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at CSU Long Beach and Forest Lawn Museum
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

REMINDER: Deadline Approaching July 15, 2019

Afterlives: Reinvention, Reception, and Reproduction

November 9, 2019

Forest Lawn Museum, 1712 S. Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205

Call for Papers

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XV, No. 1-2 /2019

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:15am
Eurasian Studies Center/"Ovidius" University of Constanta, Faculty of History and Political Sciences, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XV, No. 1-2 /2019 invites professors, researchers and Ph.D. students to submit their research articles and reviews for publication until 1 October 2019.

 Our journal is indexed in ERIH PLUS, ProQuest, EBSCO, CEEOL and Index Copernicus databases (ICValue 2017: 87.32)

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