In studying the work of the medieval Scottish makars, the consideration of the relationship between Scotland and England is a crucial part of establishing a distinctly Scottish expression of nationhood. Though there is much to discuss regarding the tensions that arise between these two countries in particular, this panel aims to explore the notion of difference within the British Isles on a broader scale, encouraging the study of resistance to the English literary hegemony, as articulated by voices of other bordering nations.
This panel at the Medieval Colloquium at Sewanee (10-11 March 2017), sponsored by the International Piers Plowman Society, invites papers exploring the theme of borders and margins in William Langland’s Piers Plowman. Papers might address this question from any number of perspectives, including but not limited to questions of literary interpretation: e.g., how does the poem construe those at the margins of society (the poor, the disabled, the non-Christian others)? Or how does the poem establish boundaries between its different genres or modes (e.g., romance, allegory, didacticism, preaching)?
CEA 48th Annual Conference
March 30-April 1, 2017 | Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
Call for papers: ‘Peace, Piety and Vendetta in Medieval Italy’
52 International Congress for Medieval Studies
Sponsored by Italians and Italianists at Kalamazoo
Animating the Medieval: Research on Animated Representations of the Middle Ages in Memory of Michael N. Salda
Sponsored by The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
11-14 May 2017
Proposals due by 15 September 2016
Call for Participation
Immersive Video Games for Learning Medieval Language and Culture: Theory and Practice
December 9-‐10, 2016 Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN
Deadline for Submission: September 30, 2016
Scholarship on the global Middle Ages has flourished in recent years, examining the role that a
global community played in the medieval period. Such work demonstrates the remarkable links
between various civilizations in the medieval period and the extent to which the Middle Ages truly
were a hotbed of trade. Recent scholarship has considered the cultural interactions of trade, literary
transmission, pilgrimage, religious conversion, explorers, colonization, and military expeditions. For
instance, literary scholars have shown that the story of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, traveled from
India through texts in Armenian, Arabic, Ethiopic, Georgian, Greek, Latin, Russian, and other versions,
Call for papers for a one day conference
24th September 2016
Queen Mary University of London
Redefining Allegory: The Meaning of Allegory Now
Michael Silk (King’s College London)
and Jeremy Tambling
Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.
We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the June issue of Philologist. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.
Papers should be a maximum of 7.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).