Friday, May 24, 2013

Call for Papers: The French of Outremer (Fordham University)

Call for Papers

The French of Outremer: Communities and Communications in the Crusading Mediterranean

34th Annual Conference • Center for Medieval Studies • Fordham University • Lincoln Center Campus • Saturday, March 28, 2014

Fordham’s French of Outremer Project aims to expand awareness of French-language writings and communities of Outremer.

Our website is

Plenary Speakers: Peter Edbury, Cardiff University; Laura Minervini, University of Naples

We welcome papers that address any of the following questions, and encourage papers on related topics:
  • Differences between the real and the imagined Outremer
  • The cultural identities of communities in the Latin East, and the mechanisms that perpetuated or contravened these identities
  • Ties developed with the West through crusading, pilgrimage, and merchant activities, and their contribution to the “French” quality of these communities
  • Single texts or textual traditions that originated or were preserved in the lands of Outremer
  • French-language translations in the Latin East
  • The role of Outremer in the diversification of French-language genres or French-inspired cultural products (art, architecture, legal and intellectual concepts, sacred or urban spaces)
  • The place of Outremer within a Francophone medieval world
Please submit an abstract and cover letter with contact information by September 15, 2013 to Center for Medieval Studies, FMH 405b, Bronx, NY 10458, by e-mail to, or by fax to 718.817.3987.

For website submission guidelines, see

This conference is co-sponsored by the Center for Medieval Studies and the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University

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