2020 Call for Papers for Bangor University’s 16th Annual Medievalism Transformed Conference to be held online at Bangor University, North Wales on 18 September 2020. This conference is re-scheduled from the original date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that only virtual proposals are being accepted for this conference.
Medievalism Transformed is an annual event hosted by Bangor University, School of English Literature that aims to explore the medieval world and its sustained impact on subsequent culture and thought. It brings together postgraduates and early career researchers from across the United Kingdom and worldwide. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Movement through Arthurian Legend’. We invite papers relating to movement through Arthurian legend crossing all periods, borders, and historical and literary disciplines including but not limited to:
· Travel, migration, and pilgrimage
· Familial bonding
· Life and death
· Dreams versus reality
· History of Emotions
· Translation between languages and mediums (ekphrasis, illustration, music)
· Movement of ideas through time, place, and space
· Re-readings of the Arthurian legend through time
We welcome individual proposals for twenty-minute papers (max. 200 words). We also encourage three-person panel proposals (max. 300 words). Submissions should include a title as well as five keywords. Please send all submissions (as PDF attachments) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome applications from graduate students at any university. We also welcome graduate students and others interested in the medieval period who wish to listen but not take part in the conference.
We are extremely excited to announce that our 2020 keynote speaker will be Dr Aisling Byrne from the University of Reading.
Proposals due 30 June 2020
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