June 16, 2017

CFP: The Making of Thomas Hoccleve, July 6-8, 2018, University of Manitoba

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Call For Papers

The Making of Thomas Hoccleve

July 6-8, 2018

University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

While Hoccleve’s engagements with politics and power have been explored in some detail in the last twenty-five years, recent scholars have begun to identify other, less familiar Hoccleves: curial, priestly and clergial Hoccleve, for example, as well as Hoccleve the pacifist or ascetic self, comparable to Julian of Norwich.  What other Hoccleves will hold the attention of criticism in coming decades? 

This question is the focus of the first conference to be hosted by the International Hoccleve Society. The aim of the Society and of the conference is to map and inspire future directions of research into the making of Thomas Hoccleve by bringing together established and emerging scholars. We invite papers that consider Hoccleve as a maker of texts and of manuscript books as well as papers that examine the making of his critical reputation. We seek papers that will help to re-evaluate current positions and break new ground by placing Hoccleve and his works in new cultural and theoretical contexts. Please see our website (https://hocclevesociety.org/) for a more detailed CFP. We are seeking external support to fund as much of this conference as we can—including some travel—so we are asking for both a very short proposal text and an explanation of how this conference might contribute to your on-going scholarship.

Please submit proposals for complete sessions and individual presentations by August 31, 2017, and send questions to Jenni Nuttall and David Watt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..