CFP: Medieval Passions and Proclivities

Medieval Passions and Proclivities

Southeastern Medieval Association, 2020 Conference
Spartanburg, South Carolina
November 5-7, 2020
Hosted by Wofford and Converse Colleges

Plenary Speakers:
Michelle M. Sauer, University of North Dakota
Wan-Chuan Kao, Washington and Lee University

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Casket with Scenes from Romances, ca. 1310–30, Paris, France, elephant ivory, Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917; The Cloisters Collection, 1988, 17.190.173a, b; 1988.16

The Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA) will hold its 2020 conference on November 5-7, 2020, with the theme of “Medieval Passions and Proclivities.” Proposals are welcome for individual papers, whole sessions, or round tables on the conference theme. Papers might consider any interpretation of medieval passions, interests, habits and obsessions, both religious and secular, and may include the impact or permutations of such passions in later periods.

Proposals for individual papers should be limited to 300 words. Session proposals or round tables should include abstracts for the three papers for a session, or 5-6 abstracts for a round table, as well as the contact information for all presenters.  Please include requests for technology with proposals.

Abstracts on any aspect of medieval studies are welcome, but we will give preference to submissions related to the conference theme. Please submit proposals to Natalie Grinnell at grinnellns@wofford.edu by 5 June, 2020.

Published by ameliahyde

Amelia Roché Hyde holds an MA from The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she studied cross-cultural artistic traditions of medieval Spain, taking an in-depth look at the context and role of Spanish ivories within sacred spaces. Her favorite medieval art objects are ones that are meant to be handled and touched, and she has researched ivories, textiles, and illuminated manuscripts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The British Museum. Amelia is the Research Assistant at The Met Cloisters.

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