Monday, April 11, 2011

CFP International Conference on Medievalism (4/18/11; Albuquerque 10/20-22/11)

Another I just came across:

The 26th International Conference on Medievalism
Institute for Medieval Studies
University of New Mexico
(Albuquerque, NM)
October 20-22, 2011

The conference committee for Studies in Medievalism is pleased to invite paper and session proposals for its 26th Annual International Conference on Medievalism, to be held at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, on October 20–22, 2011.

The theme of this year's conference is “Medievalism, Arthuriana, and Landscapes of Enchantment.” We therefore especially invite proposals addressing any or all of these concepts. We will also welcome proposals on any topic related to the invocation or representation of the Middle Ages in post- medieval periods. As an interdisciplinary organization, we also encourage proposals from all areas of the humanities, social sciences, and beyond, particularly proposals that address interdisciplinary themes or employ interdisciplinary theories and methods. Post-medieval interest in Arthuriana has flourished unabatedly since the 19th-century medieval revival and is, for instance, reflected in the 2010 publication of Joerg O. Fichte’s From Camelot to Obamalot: Essays on Medieval and Modern Arthurian Literature.

Subthemes for the conference might include, but are not limited to:
Re-imaginings of important Arthurian figures (King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, Gawain, Morgan le Fay, Perceval, Lady of the Lake, etc.)
Representations of Arthuriana in art
Women and questions of gender in Arthuriana
Arthurian themes in music
Roles of landscapes in modern Arthurian works
Arthuriana and enchantment in modern historical novels (including mysteries)
Connections between magical enchantments and landscapes
Arthuriana and enchantment on the contemporary stage
Arthuriana in Shakespeare
Tolkien, Arthuriana, and enchantment
Enchantment in contemporary Arthurian works
Arthuriana portrayed on film, television, and/or the radio
Arthuriana and enchantment on the Internet
Arthuriana and enchantment in electronic and/or non-electronic games

Publication Opportunities: Selected papers related to the conference theme will be published in The Year’s Work in Medievalism.

Submission Deadline: April 18, 2011
Please send 250-word abstracts for individual papers and session proposals as an email attachment in Word or pdf formats to:
Anita Obermeier, Conference Chair International Conference on Medievalism Institute for Medieval Studies University of New Mexico
The University of New Mexico is located in Albuquerque, in the Land of Enchantment.

The annual International Conference on Medievalism (ICOM; known as the General Conference on Medievalism until 1993) began with two meetings at the University of Notre Dame in 1986 and 1987. Subsequent conferences were organized through the Newberry Library and Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago, Illinois: 1988), the United States Military Academy (1989), Burg Kaprun (jointly with the 5th Symposium on Mittelalter-Rezeption, Austria: 1990), the University of Delaware (1991), the University of South Florida (1992), the University of Leeds (UK: 1993), Montana State University (1994), the Higgins Armory Museum (Worcester, Massachusetts: 1995), Kalamazoo College (1996), Christ Church College (Canterbury, UK: 1997), University of Rochester (1998), Montana State University (1999), Hope College (Michigan: 2000), Buffalo State College (2001), the University of Northern Iowa (2002), St. Louis University (2003), University of New Brunswick (Canada: 2004), Towson University (Baltimore, Maryland: 2005), Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio: 2006), University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario, Canada: 2007), Wesleyan College (Macon, Georgia, 2008), Siena College (Loudonville, New York, 2009), and University of Groningen (The Netherlands, 2010).

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