Arms and Armour of Romance ICMS 2022 Online (Kalamazoo)
Arms and Armour of Romance
Call for papers: ICMS Online (Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo)
Arms and Armour of Romance I: Race and Romance
This session will investigate the depiction of race and ethnicity through arms and armour in romance. Topics could include, but are not limited to, depictions of Middle-Eastern people and their arms in crusading romance, or arms and armour in romance traditions beyond Western Europe.
Arms and Armour of Romance II: Religion and Romance
This session will investigate religious arms and armour in romance. Topics could discuss romance arms bearing by clerics or gifts of weapons and armour from God. Papers that consider the ways in which romance arms and armour draw significance from religions other than Christianity (Norse mythology, Islam, etc.) are also particularly welcome.
Arms and Armour of Romance III: Anyone but Knights
This session will investigate arms bearing by "anyone but knights" in romance. Topics could discuss romance arms bearing by women or diverse socio-economic groups, such as craftspeople or merchants.
All proposals should be up to 300 words for a 20-minute paper
We strongly encourage researchers from different academic disciplines to apply, and researchers at all stages of their career, including unaffiliated researchers.
We welcome papers from all forms of the romance tradition, and which engage with critical frameworks including feminism and postcolonialism, or use interdisciplinary methodologies.
Deadline: by 15th September 2021
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