Spenser at Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 2019

deadline for submissions: 
September 15, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Spenser at Kalamazoo: International Congress of Medieval Studies
contact email: 

54th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

This year we have two open sessions on any topic dealing with Edmund Spenser, and one roundtable session on teaching Spenser. 


Reading time for papers in the open sessions should not exceed twenty minutes. 


Panelists in the roundtable on teaching will speak for five minutes each and distribute copies of a handout.  


As always, we encourage submissions by newcomers, including graduate students, and by established scholars of all ranks. 


If you are a graduate student, please indicate that with your submission. This year we have funds for two travel grants of $200 each for graduate students presenting papers at Spenser at Kalamazoo.


According to rules established by the Congress, those submitting abstracts for one session may not submit abstracts for other sessions in the same year. Because Kalamazoo has traditionally encouraged experiment, preliminary exploration, and discussion, papers submitted should not have been read elsewhere nor be scheduled for publication in the near future.

Please submit abstracts as email attachments. On the abstract, please include your name and email address. 


Together with the abstract, please attach a Participant Information Form (PIF), which you can download from the conference website: http://www.wmich.edu/medievalcongress/submissions. This form is also the place to indicate whether you need equipment and what kind.

Minimum length of abstract: 300 words. Maximum length: 750 words.
Abstracts that outline an argument are usually more successful than ones that just announce a topic.

September 15, 2018 for abstracts
April 15, 2019 for completed papers

Please direct abstracts and questions to:

David Wilson-Okamura


Spenser at Kalamazoo Organizing Committee:
Sean Henry, University of Victoria
Susannah Monta, University of Notre Dame
Bradley Tuggle, University of Alabama

Jennifer Vaught, University of Louisiana - Lafayette

David Wilson-Okamura, East Carolina University 

For complete conference Call for Papers, see: