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CALL FOR PAPERS
Sixth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies
June 18-20, 2018
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, Missouri

 

The Sixth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies (June 18-20, 2018) is a convenient summer venue for scholars from around the world to present papers, organize sessions, participate in roundtables, and engage in interdisciplinary discussion. The goal of the Symposium is to promote serious scholarly investigation into all topics and in all disciplines of medieval and early modern studies.

The plenary speakers for this year will be Geoffrey Parker of The Ohio State University, and Carole Hillenbrand of the University of St Andrews.

The Symposium is held annually on the beautiful midtown campus of Saint Louis University. On-campus housing options include affordable, air-conditioned apartments as well as a luxurious boutique hotel. Inexpensive meal plans are available, and there is also a wealth of restaurants, bars, and cultural venues within easy walking distance of campus.

While attending the Symposium participants are free to use the Vatican Film Library, the Rare Book and Manuscripts Collection, and the general collection at Saint Louis University's Pius XII Memorial Library.

The Sixth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites proposals for papers, complete sessions, and roundtables. Any topics regarding the scholarly investigation of the medieval and early modern world are welcome. Papers are normally twenty minutes each and sessions are scheduled for ninety minutes. Scholarly organizations are especially encouraged to sponsor proposals for complete sessions.

The deadline for all submissions is December 31. Decisions will be made in January and the final program will be published in February.

For more information or to submit your proposal online go to: http://smrs.slu.edu

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September 17, 2017

Statement of solidarity

In the wake of the well-documented appropriation of medieval imagery by white supremacists, the horrors of racially-motivated aggression and violence at Charlottesville over the summer, and now the online harassment of valued medievalist and activist Dorothy Kim, the Canadian Society of Medievalists wishes to publicly register its condemnation of racism and white supremacism in its various forms and its desire to see medieval studies move forward as a field to address its problematic relationship with the structures of white nationalism.

If you have not already, we urge you to read the collective statement by the Medievalists of Color who responded to recent controversies in our field over the summer. The Society of Medieval Feminist ScholarshipThe Medieval Academy of America and The New Chaucer Society have also issued responses to the uncivil discourse of recent days. 

 

 

 

 The Canadian Society of Medievalists

 

Dear medievalists,

If you've tried to register for the Society, or to renew your membership, you may've encountered some snags, and for that I apologize. Something seems to have gone wonky with our site due to come compatibility/versioning issues, and in order to let you pay online, I've had to come up with a work around. If you are renewing, you should be able to do so by logging in with your username and password, and choosing to renew from the menu there. Please use the links below if you are registering online for the first time:

1)  NEW members/paying online for the first time can make their payment via the following links:

Regular Membership, $57:

 https://www.canadianmedievalists.ca/index.php?option=com_users&view=registration&usage=1&processor=paypal&recurring=0&lang=en

 

Retired/Unemployed, $42:

https://www.canadianmedievalists.ca/index.php?option=com_users&view=registration&usage=2&processor=paypal&recurring=0&lang=en

 

Student, $37:

https://www.canadianmedievalists.ca/index.php?option=com_users&view=registration&usage=3&processor=paypal&recurring=0&lang=en

 

Sustaining, $125:

https://www.canadianmedievalists.ca/index.php?option=com_users&view=registration&usage=7&processor=paypal&recurring=0&lang=en

 

2) Renewing members can still log into the homepage, as per usual, and renew there from their profile. 

Thanks to all of you for your patience. And apologies, again, for any inconvenience. You can also renew via mail (oh, simpler days...). To get the form and mailing address, visit https://www.canadianmedievalists.ca/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=5&Itemid=228&lang=en

Best,

Andrew

 

 

The New College Conference on

Medieval & Renaissance Studies

The twenty-first biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place 8–10 March 2018 in Sarasota, Florida.

The program committee invites 250-word abstracts of proposed twenty-minute papers on topics in European and Mediterranean history, literature, art, music and religion from the fourth to the seventeenth centuries. Interdisciplinary work is particularly appropriate to the conference’s broad historical and disciplinary scope. Planned sessions are also welcome.

The deadline for all abstracts is 15 September 2017; for submission guidelines or to submit an abstract, please go to http://www.newcollegeconference.org/cfp.

See the attached CFP for more details.

 

Canadian Society of Medievalists Annual Meeting Congress 2017 – CALL FOR PAPERS

 27-29 MAY 2017

RYERSON UNIVERSITY

TORONTO, ON 

 

 

 

The special theme for this year’s Congress is “From Far & Wide: The Next 150 Years/L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir”, but papers for the CSM Annual Meeting can address any topic on medieval studies. Proposals for complete sessions are also invited, and special sessions seeking speakers include: 

1. Medieval art and architecture; 

2. 1417: The deposition of Avignon Pope Benedict XIII and the end of the Great Western Schism. 

 

Papers may be delivered in either English or French, and bilingual sessions are particularly welcome. 

Proposals should include a one-page abstract and a one-page curriculum vitae. Papers should be no more than 20 minutes' reading time. Please submit proposals by Sunday 22 January 2017 by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you prefer to send a paper copy, please post your proposal to the following address: 

Dominic Marner 

President, CSM 

SOFAM 

University of Guelph 

 

50 Stone Road East Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1 Canada 

Canadian Society of Medievalists Annual Meeting Congress 2017 – CALL FOR PAPERS

 27-29 MAY 2017

RYERSON UNIVERSITY

TORONTO, ON 

 

 

 

The special theme for this year’s Congress is “From Far & Wide: The Next 150 Years/L’épopée d’une histoire: 150 ans vers l’avenir”, but papers for the CSM Annual Meeting can address any topic on medieval studies. Proposals for complete sessions are also invited, and special sessions seeking speakers include: 

1. Medieval art and architecture; 

2. 1417: The deposition of Avignon Pope Benedict XIII and the end of the Great Western Schism. 

 

Papers may be delivered in either English or French, and bilingual sessions are particularly welcome. 

Proposals should include a one-page abstract and a one-page curriculum vitae. Papers should be no more than 20 minutes' reading time. Please submit proposals by Sunday 22 January 2017 by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you prefer to send a paper copy, please post your proposal to the following address: 

Dominic Marner 

President, CSM 

SOFAM 

University of Guelph 

 

50 Stone Road East Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1 Canada 

The 2016 Leonard Boyle Dissertation Prize

 

The competition for The 2016 Leonard Boyle Dissertation Prize for Medieval Studies is currently open. This prize will be awarded to an outstanding dissertation in any field of medieval studies. The dissertation must be written by a Canadian or by someone resident in Canada. Entries are adjudicated by the Dissertation Prize Committee, a subcommittee of the Canadian Society of Medievalists (CSM). The prize consists of a cash award as well as a membership in the CSM for three years. Members automatically receive copies of the journal Florilegium and the CSM's newsletter “Scrinium.”

 

For the current competition, new PhD holders who defended their dissertations in 2016[1]  are invited to submit their work. For consideration in the competition, an applicant should submit the following documents by January 15, 2017, to the Chair of the Committee: (a) one paper copy of the dissertation, (b) one electronic copy of the dissertation, (c) a letter or report from the supervisor, and (d) either (i) an external report or (ii) a letter from an additional member of the dissertation committee. Canadians who completed their dissertations at foreign institutions must also provide proof of citizenship, such as a photocopy or digital scan of a passport.

 

Please address inquiries and applications to this year's Chair of the Committee:

Dr. Lynn Arner
Dept. of English
1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way
Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1
Canada

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

[1] The current competition is the transitional year regarding the date parameters for this prize. Henceforth, the year of the award will be announced in the prize title, and the dissertation must have been defended in the stated year. For this competition only, the committee will accept dissertations defended late in 2015 if the PhD was officially conferred in 2016. (However, no dissertation entered in last year’s competition can be re-entered this year.)

Amsterdam University Press is pleased to announce a new scholarly book series, Gendering the Late Medieval and Early Modern World. The General Editors of this series editors are Victoria Burke, University of Ottawa; James Daybell, Plymouth University; Svante Norrhem, Lund University; and Merry Wiesner-Hanks, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

 

This series provides a forum for studies that investigate the themes of women and gender in the late medieval and early modern world.  The editors invite proposals for book-length studies of an interdisciplinary nature, including but not exclusively, from the fields of history, literature, art and architectural history, and visual and material culture.  Consideration will be given to both monographs and collections of essays. Chronologically, we welcome studies that look at the period between 1400 and 1700, with a focus on Britain, Europe and Global transnational histories. We invite proposals including, but not limited to, the following broad themes: methodologies, theories and meanings of gender; gender, power and political culture; monarchs, courts and power; construction of femininity and masculinities; gift-giving, diplomacy and the politics of exchange; gender and the politics of early modern archives and architectural spaces (court, salons, household); consumption and material culture; objects and gendered power; women’s writing; gendered patronage and power; gendered activities, behaviours, rituals and fashions.

 

For more information, or to submit a proposal, visit http://en.aup.nl/series/gendering-the-late-medieval-and-early-modern-world or contact Erika Gaffney, Senior Acquisitions Editor, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

A series flyer can also be found at

 

https://www.academia.edu/24810622/Series_Announcement_Gendering_the_Late_Medieval_and_Early_Modern_World

The reappearance of alliterative verse in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries remains one of the most puzzling issues in the literary history of medieval England. In From Lawmen to Plowmen, Stephen M. Yeager offers a fresh, insightful explanation for the alliterative structure of William Langland’s Piers Plowman and the flourishing of alliterative verse satires in late medieval England by observing the similarities between these satires and the legal-homiletical literature of the Anglo-Saxon era.

Unlike Old English alliterative poetry, Anglo-Saxon legal texts and documents continued to be studied long after the Norman Conquest. By comparing Anglo-Saxon charters, sermons, and law codes with Langland’s Piers Plowman and similar poems, Yeager demonstrates that this legal and homiletical literature had an influential afterlife in the fourteenth-century poetry of William Langland and his imitators. His conclusions establish a new genealogy for medieval England’s vernacular literary tradition and offer a new way of approaching one of Middle English’s literary classics.

Stephen M. Yeager is an assistant professor in the Department of English at Concordia University. 

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