Lydgate's Geographies: Lydgate and East Anglia at ICMS 2018

deadline for submissions: 
September 15, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Lydgate Society
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Lydgate Society Sponsored Session for ICMS 2018

Lydgate’s Geographies: Lydgate and East Anglia: Following up on the successful Lydgate and London session, the Lydgate Society proposes a session examining the relationship between Lydgate and East Anglia.  As a court poet, Lydgate is often associated with London – several of his pieces have a specific London context or audience – but he was a son of East Anglia, born in Suffolk and dying at Bury St. Edmunds. Examples of Lydgate’s East Anglian associations include, but are not limited to, his affiliation with the monastery at Bury, the verses of his found (and still visible) on a church wall in Long Melford, and relationships with other East Anglians, such as Osbern Bokenham. This traditional panel session seeks papers which examine that East Anglian connection, including considerations of poetry written for East Anglian patrons (such as his Life of St. Margaret), direct or figurative evocations of particular East Anglian towns, cities, and landscapes, and the ways in which East Anglian culture educated and informed Lydgate’s poetic oeuvre.

Paper proposals of 300 words and a participant information form (found here: ) should be sent to the Lydgate Society at no later than September 15th.