CFP: Medieval Insular Romance Conference, 9-11 April 2018, Cardiff University
The 16th Biennial Medieval Insular Romance conference will be hosted at Cardiff University (Cardiff, Wales) on 9-11 April 2018. Please circulate the following Call For Papers widely. Any questions regarding the conference can be addressed to me at LeitchM@cardiff.ac.uk.
Proposals for the 2018 Medieval Insular Romance conference are now warmly invited. To mark the conference’s thirtieth anniversary and its return to Wales, where the inaugural romance conference was held in 1988, the 2018 conference will feature a plenary lecture by Professor Helen Fulton (University of Bristol), on ‘Romantic Wales: Imagining Wales in Medieval Insular Romance’. Papers may address any aspect of romance composed in any of the languages of medieval Britain and Ireland; insular romance’s engagement with continental texts and traditions; or its post-medieval afterlives. (Please note, however, that the focus of this conference series has traditionally been on non-Arthurian, non-Chaucerian romances that have tended to receive less exposure elsewhere.) Papers addressing the geographies of romance or the genre’s multilingual nature are especially welcome.
Proposals for 20-minute papers, complete sessions, or roundtables can be sent to Megan Leitch (LeitchM@cardiff.ac.uk). Proposals should include: name, affiliation, email address, title of paper or roundtable, and an abstract of no more than 250 words. The deadline for submitting proposals is 30 November 2017.