Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Early Modern + Digital Projects and Computational Methods (SCSC)

Call For Papers, Panels and Posters: Early Modern + Digital Projects and Computational Methods

Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, New Orleans, October 16-19, 2014


Following on the success of last year's "Early Modern Digital Humanities" panels in San Juan, the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference has inaugurated a "Digital Humanities track." Beginning this October in New Orleans, we plan to hold both regular panels as well as a poster session. There will also be "birds of a feather" opportunities, where scholars with similar stated interests can meet to share information or discuss potential collaborations. All sorts of digital projects are welcome, be they electronic editions of sources, discussions of digital pedagogy or digital analytic methods, argumentative papers or things entirely other.

To propose a paper, panel, or poster, please email Colin Wilder (wildercf@mailbox.sc.edu) by March 15, 2014. Panels may consist of any type of presentation, but are probably best suited to papers with traditional narrative arcs. The poster session is a more informal, interactive setting, best suited to projects currently in progress and non-thesis-driven presentations.

A panel report on last year's Early Modern Digital Humanities sequence in San Juan can be found here.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Call for Nominations for President of MAM and Co-Editor of Enarratio

MAM President, Harriet Hudson, addressing the gathering
in Terre Haute, Indiana (Sept. 2013)
Call for Nominations

President of MAM
New Council Members
Co-Editor for Enarratio

President of MAM and New Executive Council Members

The Council is seeking nominations for the office of President of MAM and for three positions on the Council. All terms are for three years beginning summer 2014. If you'd like to serve or nominate someone, notify Secretary Kristin Bovaird-Abbo ( Kristin.BovairdAbbo@unco.edu ) by May 1, 2014 so the name can be considered for the slate of nominees to be voted at the Kalamazoo business meeting (May 8, at 5:30 in Bernhard Center 107).

Co-Editor for Enarratio

MAM is seeking a Co-Editor for Enarratio . The person is appointed by the Council for an indefinite term; current practice is for editors to alternate years/volumes. If you're interested or want to nominate someone, notify Secretary Kristin Boviard-Abbo ( Kristin.BovairdAbbo@unco.edu ) by May 1, 2014.

MAM session at Kalamazoo (May 2013)

MAM in SPAIN! Call for papers!

Sevilla in February (1977!) -- Does your world look
this colorful right now?
Call for Papers

Medieval Association of the Midwest

30th Annual Conference

Dates: January 23-25, 2015
Location: Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Madrid, Spain
Conference theme: Medieval Identities
Papers in all areas of Medieval Studies are also invited.

Deadline for abstracts: Otober 1

Francisco GarcĂ­a-Serrano (fgarcias@slu.edu)
Department of Humanities
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus

The Medieval Association of the Midwest welcomes paper and panel proposals that address the above theme or any aspect of the Middle Ages. In keeping with MAM’s philosophy of inclusiveness, we encourage the submission of proposals from all branches of medieval studies, including but not limited to archaeology, art, bibliography, history, language, literature, music, philosophy, religion, and science. Presentations on medievalism are also welcome.

Proposals/abstracts for individual papers of no more than 20 minutes should be approximately 250 words long and should include the presenter’s contact information and any requests for necessary A/V equipment. Offers to serve as a panel moderator are also appreciated. Proposals for full panels should contain no more three papers and one session moderator, as well as the titles of all the individual papers, contact information for each presenter, and the organizer’s contact information.

Presenters may feel welcome to submit papers for consideration for Enarratio, the organization’s journal.

MAM - Kalamazoo 2014 Planner

"Could we do this later? I'm trying to get ready for Kalamazoo ..."
(from the Circus World Museum, Baraboo, Wisconsin)

Time to start planning your Kalamazoo schedule!  Here are MAM-sponsored sessions and meetings. Let us know at mheintzelma@csbsju.edu if you have other sessions involving MAM members.

See you all in May!

12:00 noon
Bernhard 107

Executive Council Meeting
5:30 p.m.
Bernhard 107

Business Meeting and Reception with open bar

Friday 1:30
Session 242
Schneider 1130

Cultural Approaches to Teaching History of the English Language
Organizer: Kristen M. Figg, Kent State Univ.
Presider: Kristen M. Figg
The Sociolinguistics of HEL for Education Students
Edward Risden, St. Norbert College
An Integrative Approach to Teaching History of the English Language
Elizabeth Howard, Kent State Univ.
Culture in the Classroom: Enrichment Assignments for HEL Courses
Toni J. Morris, Univ. of Indianapolis

Friday 3:30
Session 301
Schneider 1225

Lydgate without Chaucer?
Organizer: Timothy R. Jordan, Zane State College, and Alaina Bupp, Univ. of Colorado–Boulder
Presider: Alaina Bupp
Monastic and Burghal Tensions in the Prologue to the Siege of Thebes
Timothy R. Jordan
Literal Lydgate: An Ovidian Sensus Historialus in The Fall of Princes
Amanda J. Gerber, Eastern New Mexico Univ.
Lydgate’s Early Poetics of Translatio: Reading and Reson and Sensuallyte
William F. Hodapp, College of St. Scholastica

Saturday 10:00
Session 333
Valley I
Hadley 101

The Formation of Identity in Middle English Arthurian Romance
Organizer: Kristin Bovaird-Abbo, Univ. of Northern Colorado
Presider: Alison Langdon, Western Kentucky Univ.
Boethian Kingship: Arthur’s Fragmenting Identity in the Alliterative Morte
Anthony G. Cirilla, St. Louis Univ.
Be Careful What You Wish For: “Gifts” in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Mickey Sweeney, Dominican Univ.
Linguistic Lancelot, or, How to Talk to the Ladies in Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur
Kristin Bovaird-Abbo
Masculinity, Identity, and Chivalric Rape Culture in The Avowyng of Arthur
Matthew D. O’Donnell, Indiana Univ.–Bloomington

Saturday 3:30
Session 459
Schneider 1140

Innovative Approaches to Teaching Dante (A Roundtable)
Organizer: Alison Langdon, Western Kentucky Univ.
Presider: David Sprunger, Concordia College
Teaching Vita nuova: Values in Public and Private Prophecy
Edward Risden, St. Norbert College
Explicating Hell: A Whole-Class Lectura Dantis
Alison Langdon
Dante as a Journey into the Renaissance
Tovah Bender, Florida International Univ.
Learning by Doing: Teaching Dante Kinesthetically
Susanne Hafner, Fordham Univ.