The object of the ICLS-NAB is to promote the study and criticism of the literature of courts and court-oriented cultures, particularly the medieval literature of Western Europe. The North American Branch actively encourages the involvement of those from all academic disciplines concerned with the study and teaching of courtly literature.

If you share our interests and your principal place of residence or professional activity is in North America or a country that has no ICLS branch, we invite you to become an active member of the ICLS-NAB.

The Society encourages paper-free payment of membership dues.  However, you may instead print the 2020 Membership form and follow the instructions if you prefer not to use PayPal. Please note that all checks must come from U.S. banks, but PayPal automatically converts other currencies.

The dropdown menu below will display the following membership options. Make your selection and PayPal will guide you the rest of the way. Please be sure the shipping address you select on PayPal is the address at which you wish to receive correspondence from ICLS-NAB.

If you wish to receive a paper copy of Encomia, the easiest way to handle this is to print the membership renewal form linked above and send it along with your check to the address listed. The membership voted in May 2019 to begin charging $20.00 extra for paper copies, due to the costs of printing and mailing them. ICLS-NAB and your dues will still cover roughly half of the costs incurred. If you prefer to pay via PayPal, please email me prior to making payment. In your email, please let me know which membership level and single-year vs. triennial renewal you prefer so that I can send an individual invoice.

Questions about membership should be directed to the ICLS-NAB Secretary/Treasurer, Julie Human,

Single-year renewal

Regular $30.00
Graduate student / independent / retiree $10.00
Joint $48.00
Contributing $42.00
Associate $60.00
Charter $100.00
Lifetime $500.00

Three-year renewal

Regular $88.00
Graduate student / independent / retiree $29.00
Contributing $124.00
Associate $178.00
Charter $295.00

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Triennial Membership Dues
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Lifetime Membership
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