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

Call for Papers: 6th Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies

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