Memory & Lineage in Medieval Romance (LEEDS IMC 2-5 JULY 2018)

deadline for submissions: 
August 25, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Grace Timperley (University of Manchester) & Kirsty Bolton (University of Southampton)

Memory and Lineage in Medieval Romance

The 25th Leeds International Medieval Congress has a special thematic strand of ‘memory’. Medieval romance lends itself to thinking about memory, in many ways, and not least because of its preoccupation with lineage. We invite proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of memory and/or lineage in medieval romance. 


The brief is deliberately broad, so please feel free to interpret according to your interest. Some thematic and theoretical approaches to consider may be: 

•inheritance / heritage / legacy

•remembering and recognition

•family histories and family politics

•textual lineage.

Please email proposals (250 words max.) to Kirsty Bolton (University of Southampton) and Grace Timperley (University of Manchester) at by 25 August 2017. 


If you are unsure of anything, please don’t hesitate to be in touch.