Sessions Seeking Proposals

If you have sessions for which you are seeking individual papers, email your session title, abstract, and contact information to smrs@slu.edu, and we will be happy to list them on this page.

Lordship, Landscape, and Lineage in the Medieval and Early Modern Isles Mini-Conference
Sponsored by the American Society for Medieval Irish Studies

This mini-conference will consider the sources of authority and identity in the medieval and early modern Isles, exploring the means by which the ruling classes claimed legitimacy and constructed their communal and dynastic identities in response to hybrid societies. For more details, please follow the link above.

45th Annual Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies

The Saint Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies is the longest running annual conference in North America devoted exclusively to medieval and Renaissance manuscript studies. It offers a variety of sessions addressing the production, distribution, reception, and transmission of pre-modern manuscripts, including such topics as paleography, codicology, illumination, textual transmission, library history, provenance, cataloguing, and others. For more details, please follow the link above.

Crusades: Medieval Worlds in Conflict
Sponsored by the Crusades Studies Forum of Saint Louis University

The Symposium on Crusade Studies welcomes scholarly papers on all topics related to crusading topics. This year represents the fourth quadrennial meeting of the Symposium, and welcomes M. Cecilia Gaposchkin and Jonathan Phillips as plenary speakers. For more detials, please follow the link above.

Creativity in Pedagogy: Explaining the Middle Ages, Engaging Students Roundtable
Sponsored by the Ibero-Medieval Association of North America

In this session, presenters are invited to explore practical ways to introduce students to the Middle Ages, to engage them in the analysis of medieval cultures, and/or to reflect critically and from a pedagogical perspective on a variety of topics. For more details, please follow the link above.

Celestina and Beyond: Exploring the Abject in Medieval and Early Modern Literature Session
Sponsored by the Ibero-Medieval Association of North America

In this session, we welcome papers on all facets related to Celestina and its literary and historical contexts. In addition, we welcome presentations that deal with repulsive, disgusting, or execrable aspects (and their opposites) in medieval and early modern literature. For more details, please follow the link above.

Open Call for Sessions
Sponsored by the International Center of Medieval Art

The International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA) seeks proposals for sessions to be held under the organization's sponsorship in 2018 at the Sixth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies. For more details, please follow the link above.

A Sainted Stoic: Finding Seneca in his Medieval and Renaissance Afterlife
Sponsored by the Society for the Study and Appreciation of Seneca the Younger

This session seeks studies on the place of Seneca in Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. Especially welcome are papers that examine Seneca's impact as a moral essayist and letter writer, his influence on the 'consolation' genre, and his role as a dramatist (including how this affected Renaissance drama). For more details, please follow the link above.

Roundtable: Teaching Boethius
Sponsored by the International Boethius Society

As scholars, it is our responsibility not only to generate insight into figures such as Boethius in our research, but also to incorporate the valuable discoveries the field has made into the classroom. This call for papers seeks contributions to a roundtable on the teaching of Boethius's work in any relevant discipline. For more details, please follow the link above.

Boethius in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Sponsored by the International Boethius Society

This call for papers seeks abstracts which examine the reception of Boethius into the Middle Ages or Renaissance, although papers which look at the Consolation itself or later periods are also welcome. Scholars working in history, theology, literature, philosophy, music or art history are all encouraged to submit. For more details, please follow the link above.

Renaissance Inklings

The influence of the European Middle Ages on Tolkien, Lewis, and Williams has been widely discussed; the influence of writers of the Early Modern period is less frequently noted. This session invites papers that explore the impact of writers from this era on the Inklings. For more details, please follow the link above.

Travel and Space during the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Travel was a perilous and complex endeavor during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, yet people from all walks of life undertook long-distance journeys for a variety of reasons. The purpose of this session is to investigate representations of travel and travelers in the arts. For more details, please follow the link above.