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Saving the Day for Medievalists: Accessing Medieval-Themed Comics in the Twenty-first Century (Roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 9:16am
Michael A Torregrossa / Medieval Comics Project
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Saving the Day for Medievalists: Accessing Medieval-Themed Comics in the Twenty-first Century (Roundtable)

Sponsored by the Medieval Comics Project, an outreach effort of the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

55th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

7-10 May 2020

Proposals due by 15 September 2019

 

Past Forward: New Ways of Looking at Old Things

updated: 
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:08am
The Medieval Studies Institute, Indiana University Bloomington
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 4, 2019

CFP: Past Forward: New Ways of Looking at Old Things

MEST Symposium, Indiana University Bloomington

March 6-7, 2020

 

Keynote: Dr. Michelle Warren (Dartmouth College)

 

 

Proposals for 20-minute papers should be submitted to iumestsymposium@gmail.com by October 4, 2019.

 

 

The Problem of Epic (roundtable) @ ICMS 2020

updated: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 6:34pm
Société Rencesvals American-Canadian Branch
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Société Rencesvals was founded in 1955 to “promote the study of romance epics.” But what does it mean, today, to promote the study of a literary genre in which Europe, Christendom, victory, heroism and other valorized terms are too often defined in violent opposition to racial, religious, and cultural others? How do we handle the key concepts and narrative structures of the medieval epic—heroism, lineage, holy war, invasion, defense of the homeland—in the current cultural climate, and especially in the classroom? What kind of scholarly community exists, and how can we account for and move beyond that community's omissions, exclusions, blind spots?

IMC at Kalamazoo 2020: “Medieval Counter-Cultures: Then and Now” (A paper panel and a roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, August 16, 2019 - 6:34pm
Medieval Studies Institute, Indiana University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Call for Papers

“Medieval Counter-Cultures: Then and Now”

A paper panel and a roundtable

International Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo, May 7-10, 2020

Sponsored by the Medieval Studies Institute of Indiana University, Bloomington

The Medieval Studies Institute of Indiana University invites proposals for its two sponsored sessions at the 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 7-10, 2020) at Kalamazoo: A paper panel on “Medieval Counter-Cultures I: Then” and a Roundtable on “Medieval Counter-Cultures II: Now.”

Leeds IMC 2020: The Marches of Britain and Ireland, 1100-1400

updated: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 12:46pm
Victoria Shirley, Cardiff University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

The Marches of Britain and Ireland, 1100-1400, International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, 6-9 July 2020

Sponsors: Medieval and Early Modern Research Initiative, Cardiff University and the Welsh Chronicles Research Group, Bangor University

The Global 15th Century @ ICMS 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 2:02pm
Lydgate Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Recent scholarship on Chaucer has focused on his global influences and receptions. But how global was England in the century after Chaucer? This panel will explore this question, seeking answers in discussion of previously overlooked texts (such as Lydgate’s Fabula Duorum Mercatorum), consideration of source study, and pedagogical practice. This panel hopes to illuminate global roads into and outward from English literature of the fifteenth century, examining how its authors perceived and represented cultures and peoples far afield from their own, but also considering how those authors’ works were received, and how we view them today both in our scholarship and in the classroom. 

Women and Lydgate (a roundtable) @ ICMS 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 2:02pm
Lydgate Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Lydgate’s relationship with women was complicated. Within 200 lines of one poem, he denigrates their instability and denounces another author’s misogyny. Beyond the treatment of women in his works, he counted several influential women among his patrons. Political and religious extremists of our own time have attempted to appropriate medieval studies for patriarchal purposes, and we must challenge these views by fully explicating the complexities of texts about and connected to women. This roundtable solicits brief papers exploring Lydgate’s relationship with women as characters and patrons. We will attempt to untangle the various threads of Lydgate’s treatment of and relationship to women.

Lydgate's Little Library @ ICMS 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 1:54pm
Lydgate Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

A full 43% of Lydgate’s works in the DIMEV have no print or online editions. Rather than situating Lydgate in relation to his “big works” that have (sometimes multiple) editions – “Siege of Thebes,” “Troy Book,” and “Fall of Princes” – we should take our cue from Thomas Warton, who in 1840 wrote that “to enumerate Lydgate’s pieces, would be to write the catalogue of a little library.” We invite proposals addressing “Lydgate’s Little Library” – those pieces that demonstrate his “versatility of talents” (to quote Warton) and do not get the scholarly or pedagogical attention that his larger works do.

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Proverbs and Wisdom

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 11:50am
Early Proverb Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 13, 2019

The Early Proverb Society emphasizes the functions of that mobile, morphic form, the proverb.  EPS showcases our readings at a round table (three to four discussants and one respondent) and a panel of papers (three speakers) at the 55th Congress, May 7-10, 2020.  All methodological approaches are welcomed warmly.

Round table:  Medieval Proverbs:  Exchanges, Clashes, and Transactions

ICMS Kalamazoo 2020: Middle Grounds: The Politics and Aesthetics of Medieval Mediocrity

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Monday, August 12, 2019 - 7:16pm
International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo; May 7-10, 2020. Medievalists @ Penn Sponsored Session.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

What can we learn from unexceptional texts and artifacts in the Middle Ages? How can we critically assess the metrics by which we evaluate quality? How can medieval studies reconcile, or recover from, the history of Orientalism in its estimation of non-European medieval traditions? This panel builds on conversations during the 2019 Medievalists @ Penn Conference on Mediocrity (https://middling-ages.tumblr.com), which we seek to carry in more explicitly transcultural directions.

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Playing with Game Theory

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:57am
Game Cultures Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Games Culture Society showcases the importance of games —and their various manifestations — in medieval culture. Importantly, the theoretical implications of games extends beyond the temporal and spatial borders of the game space itself into larger aesthetic, ethical, cultural, and social arenas. The GCS serves to highlight the importance and multivalent purpose of games in medieval culture as a way to understand better their function in society both then and now. We are pleased to announce the following Calls For Papers for the 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, May 7 – 10, 2020:

Translating Back: Vernacular Sources and Prestige-Language Adaptations

updated: 
Monday, August 12, 2019 - 4:41am
Marian Homans-Turnbull & Alexandra Reider
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Building on a great conversation at Kalamazoo this spring, Marian Homans-Turnbull and Alexandra Reider are organizing a panel on medieval translation and multilingualism for the International Medieval Congress to be held in Leeds, UK, on 6-9 July We welcome submissions on any medieval language(s), and we're especially eager for submissions on non-English languages this year! Translating Back: Vernacular Sources and Prestige-Language Adaptations Multilingual cultures develop complex practices—and theories—of translation.

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Reimagining “The Middle Ages”

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 9:13am
Medieval Association of the Pacific
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

“The Middle Ages” are created and maintained by those who imagine them today, lending urgency to the project of narrating a global medieval that resists the field’s racist and nationalist myths. Given a need for new imaginaries:

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Medieval Representations of Scholarly Labor

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 12:06pm
Program in Medieval Studies at Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

From the Codex Amiatinus’s depiction of Ezra writing in a book to that of Hildegard of Bingen receiving and dictating her supernatural visions in the frontispiece to the Scivias, interest in representing the labors of scholars spanned the length of the Middle Ages. Not only do depictions of scholarly labor such as these, whether visual or textual, shed light onto the material culture and historical practices of medieval scholarship, but they also reveal the ways in which medieval artists and writers sought to convey ideas about the work that they themselves performed and the functions they served in society.

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Migration, Exile, Displacement (roundtable)

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Monday, August 5, 2019 - 12:06pm
Program in Medieval Studies at Yale
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Medieval refugees’ stories can be difficult to access, but our own encounters with contemporary refugee crises may hint at the disruption that accompanied mass displacement in the Middle Ages. As millions across the globe continue to be uprooted, what can we learn about the experience of displacement in the medieval world? Persecution, war, plague, poverty, and other factors all contributed to forced migration and exile, as seen in the expulsions of Jews from England and France; the expulsion of Andalusi Muslims during Spain’s Reconquista; displacements caused by the Mongol invasions; and in the migration of peoples escaping the Black Death.

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Violating Sacred Space

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 12:06pm
Program in Medieval Studies at Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Sacred space is, in part, defined by its possible violation, examples of which abound in the Middle Ages. The martyrdom of Saint Nicaise, killed in his church by Vandals, is preserved in narrative and art. In Bokenham’s “Life of Saint Margaret,” the saint complains that her relics have been abandoned in churches destroyed by conflict and neglect. Legal sources also betray anxiety about the instability of sacred space: several sources note that damaging church property was an excommunicable sin, while Gratian’s decretals dictate the reconsecration of churches desecrated by bodily fluids.

Deadline Extended SHARP @ RSA 2020

updated: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 11:33am
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 12, 2019

Call for Papers: SHARP @ RSA 2020

The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) will sponsor up to four panels at the Renaissance Society of America’s annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA on 2-4 April, 2020. SHARP @ RSA brings together scholars working on any aspect of the creation, dissemination, and reception of manuscript and print and their digital remediation. We plan to sponsor at least two panels under the banner “New Voices in Book History,” so we welcome applications from participants new to RSA or SHARP, especially early career researchers.

Race in Early Performance

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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

updated: 
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.

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