Call for Papers

The Graduate Medieval Colloquium at the University of Virginia, along with organizers from the University of Pennsylvania and UC Berkeley, invites submissions for a graduate student conference and colloquium:

Submissions addressing one of these three thematic strands are sought from graduate students for:

  • Abstracts for twenty-minute papers that combine at least one old and one new methodology, to be organized in sessions.
  • Abstracts for roundtables centered on one or two set primary texts. Instead of using these texts in order to apply some theoretical method, we ask that roundtable presenters treat these texts as theoretical works in themselves. What methods, in other words, do the texts themselves ask us to consider? What can they teach us about medieval or modern theoretical methods?

Presenters will also be invited to participate in seminars, conducted by the plenaries and conference organizers and dedicated to discussion of a selection of critical texts. These seminars are designed to complement the roundtables and panels, addressing the methodological questions, cruxes, and problems from the theme of each strand.

For more information about the goals and organization of the conference, consult the full Call for Papers here.

Please submit abstracts of one page in length to by November 1, 2015. Preliminary inquiries and expressions of interest are most welcome.