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.
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.
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 (http://bit.ly/liturgyform). 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.
Imagining the Afterlife
Nonhuman Forms of Thought (Sponsored Paper Session)
53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan
May 10-13, 2018
Call for Papers
The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association of the Ohio State University Annual Conference
Special Colloquium Topic: "Something Sexy: Gender, Sexuality, and Reproduction"
Date: Saturday, 28 October 2017
Abstracts due: 1 October 2017
PCA/ACA 2018 National Conference
March 28th – 31st, 2018 – Indianapolis, Indiana
The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (including Anglo-Saxon, Robin Hood, Arthurian, 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:
The distance between human and non-human across medieval culture could be populated by a plethora of hybrid beings whose identity lingered between the two categories, creating a space of indeterminacy, of life in-between species. Humanoid monsters with animal features, or animals with disturbing resemblances to humans, traced a constellation of possibilities of life in the continuum. Wherever these monsters appeared in art, literature and science, the possibility for the human body to merge with the animal brought along reflections concerning ethnic identity, cultural norms, relation with the environment, social and political order.
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Call for session proposals for the International Congress on Medieval Studies, 10-13 May 2018 in Kalamazoo, MI.
Title: “Creative Pedagogies: Approaches to the Commonplace Book”
Format: Roundtable Discussion (10 minute presentations with time for discussion)
Contact Person and Organizer: Sarah E. Parker (Jacksonville University; email@example.com)