In the summer of 2016, the 15th Biennial Romance in Medieval Britain Conference will be hosted for the first time outside of the British Isles and Ireland. The Romance in Medieval Britain Conferences address the genre of Romance – understood broadly – in the multilingual literary landscape of the British Isles (and Ireland) during the Middle Ages.
The conference will feature plenary lectures by Suzanne Akbari (Toronto) and Corinne Saunders (Durham).
Proposals for papers, complete sessions, or roundtables can be sent to Robert Rouse. Proposals may address any aspect of romance in medieval Britain, its engagement with continental texts and traditions, or its post-medieval afterlives. Proposals engaging with the multilingual nature of the genre are especially welcome.Some enticing thematic strands have already begun to form: geographies/cartographies; translation (linguistic, temporal, spatial); ecocritical (CAS/CPS, and others); otherness and temporality. Papers on any aspects of Romance in Medieval Britain (widely imagined) are encouraged.
There will be two rounds of deadlines for this CFP. The first will be November 1st 2015, and the second February 1st 2016. Proposals received in the first round of the CFP will be given priority.
The conference will be held on the beautiful Vancouver campus of The University of British Columbia, with campus accommodation (ranging from dorm-style rooms to hotel-style suites) available for attendees. Information about accomodation and registration will appear nearer to the time of the conference.