CFP: Leeds International Medieval Congress, 3 – 6 July, 2023, "Outlaw Networks"

deadline for submissions: 
September 23, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
International Association for Robin Hood Studies

CFP: Leeds International Medieval Congress, 3 – 6 July, 2023, “Networks and Entanglements”  

 

International Association for Robin Hood Studies Sponsored Session(s): “Outlaw Networks” 

 

Although they sometimes work alone, outlaws in history and literature always belong to a series of networks. They exist alongside, within or outside communities, and have groups of supporters, opponents and comrades.  Outlaw stories depend for their dissemination on networks and groups, and the stories themselves exist within groups of related narratives.  This session examines some of these networks, and the individuals and groups who inhabit them. Possible topics for this session may include the following: 

  • familial networks, bonds, relations
  • gendered networks
  • guild and mercantile networks
  • ecclesiastical and royal administrative networks
  • networks of texts, authors, editors, and printers
  • environmental networks
  • social "networking" of characters and authors

If you have anything you would like to present on any of these themes, either medieval or neo-medieval, please contact Dr. Lesley Coote by Friday 23rd September, 2022, with a working title and a short (but interesting!) abstract of around 100-200 words.  

Contact information: l.a.coote@associate.hull.ac.uk