Kalamazoo 2019

Our three proposed panels have been accepted for Kalamazoo 2019!

International Courtly Literature Society (ICLS), North American Branch (3):

  • Othering in Courtly Literature
  • Weather at Court
  • Belief Systems and the Court

Contact: Susann Samples
Phone: 410-807-0895
Email: samples@msmary.edu

Kalamazoo 2018

This year’s ICLS-NAB events:

Thursday, May 10, 9:00 p.m., Fetzer 1030
International Courtly Literature Society (ICLS), North American Branch Business Meeting and Reception with hosted bar. Please bring your proposals for next year’s sessions.
Saturday, May 12, 10:00 a.m., Fetzer 1045
What Is Courtly Love? (A Roundtable) 
Sponsor: International Courtly Literature Society (ICLS), North American Branch 
Organizer: Susanne Hafner, Fordham Univ. 
Presider: Susanne Hafner 
A roundtable discussion with Suzanne Hagedorn, College of William & Mary; Sandra B. Straubhaar, Univ. of Texas–Austin; Barbara Newman, Northwestern Univ.; Holly A. Crocker, Univ. of South Carolina; and C. Stephen Jaeger, Univ. of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign.
Saturday, May 12, 1:30 p.m., Valley 3 Stinson Lounge
Performing Courtly Love 
Sponsor: International Courtly Literature Society (ICLS), North American Branch 
Organizer: Christopher Callahan, Illinois Wesleyan Univ. 
Presider: Christopher Callahan 
“Performing Courtly Love in Pas d’armes: The St. Petersburg Manuscript of the Pas de Saumur,” Catherine Blunk, Drury Univ. 
“’I’ve been through the forest on a horse with bad reins’: Performing the Lay of Trot,” Tamara Bentley Caudill, Jacksonville Univ 

NEH Summer Seminar deadline approaching

Dear Courtiers,

A gentle reminder that deadline for our NEH Summer Seminar on the trouvères is quickly approaching, and that there are still places open. When I first announced this in December, we didn’t have the very-attractive flyer you’ll find here, nor was our website fully developed; two reasons to further consider and pursue this opportunity. The last lyric seminar combining language, poetics, paleography and music was offered – to the best of my knowledge – in 1987. That the NEH is eager to fund a medieval topic like this is both exceptional and a mark of the quality of what we are offering.

All best wishes,

Chris Callahan
Bill Hudson

Flyer PDF