ICMS 2020 - "Scottish Voices, Scottish Borders"

deadline for submissions: 
September 20, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Medieval Makars Society

Kalamazoo 2020 - "Scottish Voices, Scottish Borders"


Borderland studies have escalated recently within academia, though the relationships between certain borders still remain relatively underexplored. One example is the medieval Anglo-Scottish border, particularly in terms of cross-cultural relationships. When the topic is explored, it is often from the perspective of how English cultural transmissions impacted Scottish arts. This panel’s goal is to explore the prevalence of distinct Scottish voices in cultural artifacts from both sides of the border, emphasizing the rich tradition and culture already established in Scotland during the Middle Ages. 


While there will be primarily a focus on literary transmissions, the panel will also be open to any interpretation of Scottish “voices,” including but not limited to art, music, religious doctrine, and historical documents. 


Please submit abstracts of 250-300 words by 20 September to the Medieval Makars Society or Dr. Meg Oldman (oldman@tarleton.edu).