Chaucer: Sound and Vision, a Conference

deadline for submissions: 
June 1, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
University of South Alabama English Department

Call for Conference Papers


Chaucer: Sound and Vision, October 19th and 20th, 2018


Deadline for Submissions: June 1st, 2018


Name of Organization: University of South Alabama


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The English Department at the University of South Alabama invites paper proposals for a conference on Chaucer and the senses (vision, hearing, touch, smell, taste), to be held in Mobile, Alabama, October 19th and 20th, 2018. Papers on any aspect of the topic are welcome, along with papers on writers contemporary with Chaucer (Langland, Gower, the Pearl-poet, Julian of Norwich, etc.). The plenary speaker will be Michael P. Kuczynski of Tulane University. The conference will also include a roundtable discussion on the state of Sound Studies. Outstanding papers will also be invited to submit expanded versions for an edited volume on the topic. Please send proposals of 350 words to John Halbrooks and Becky McLaughlin at by June 1st, 2018.