Call for Papers – Memory and Lineage in Medieval Romance

Memory and Lineage in Medieval Romance

The 25th Leeds International Medieval Congress has a special thematic strand of ‘memory’. Medieval romance lends itself to thinking about memory, in many ways, and not least because of its preoccupation with lineage. We invite proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of memory and/or lineage in medieval romance.

The brief is deliberately broad, so please feel free to interpret according to your interest. Some thematic and theoretical approaches to consider may be:

  • inheritance / heritage / legacy
  • remembering and recognition
  • family histories and family politics
  • textual lineage.

Please email proposals (250 words max.) to Kirsty Bolton (University of Southampton) and Grace Timperley (University of Manchester) at by 25 August 2017.

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