CFP: ‘Arms and Armour of Romance’, Sponsored by the Medieval Romance Society, International Congress on Medieval Studies 2022, deadline 15 September 2021

Arms and Armour of Romance I: Race and Romance

This session will investigate the depiction of race and ethnicity through arms and armour in romance. Topics could include, but are not limited to, depictions of Middle-Eastern people and their arms in crusading romance, or arms and armour in romance traditions beyond Western Europe.

Arms and Armour of Romance II: Religion and Romance

This session will investigate religious arms and armour in romance. Topics could discuss romance arms bearing by clerics or gifts of weapons and armour from God. Papers that consider the ways in which romance arms and armour draw significance from religions other than Christianity (Norse mythology, Islam, etc.) are also particularly welcome.

Arms and Armour of Romance III: Anyone but Knights

This session will investigate arms bearing by “anyone but knights” in romance. Topics could discuss romance arms bearing by women or diverse socio-economic groups, such as craftspeople or merchants.

Instructions:

  • All proposals should be up to 300 words for a 20-minute paper
  • We strongly encourage researchers from different academic disciplines to apply, and researchers at all stages of their career, including unaffiliated researchers.
  • We welcome papers from all forms of the romance tradition, and which engage with critical frameworks including feminism and postcolonialism, or use interdisciplinary methodologies.
  • Deadline: 15th September 2021.
  • All submissions should be through the ICMS Confex.

Any questions please email Katie Vernon: kv522@york.ac.uk

Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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