CFP: Outlaw Bodies, SEMA, 10-12 Nov. 2022

deadline for submissions: 
June 1, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
International Association for Robin Hood Studies
contact email: 

International Association for Robin Hood Studies

Call for Papers

2022 Conference of the Southeastern Medieval Association

10-12 November in Birmingham, Alabama

Robin Hood and other medieval outlaws of fact and fiction engage in a variety of physical endeavors:  archery, swordsmanship, wrestling, quarterstaff, hunting, even cross-dressing; they also pursue and escape (or seek to escape).  When they fail to escape, their bodies may be tortured or killed in some manner. Living or dead, their bodies may also be objects, the subject of the gaze. 

In keeping with the 2022 conference theme of the Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA), “The Body and the Human,” the International Association of Robin Hood Studies invites paper proposals for two sessions titled “Outlaw Bodies.”  SEMA 2022 will be in-person in Birmingham, Alabama, 10-12 November.  Please send a 150- to 250-word abstract or proposal on any aspect of medieval outlaw bodies – historical, fictional, dramatized, filmed, etc. – to Sherron Lux at sherron_lux@yahoo.com by Wednesday, June 1, 2022, with any technology requests.