Call for Papers: North Atlantic Connections: Texts and Interpretations of the Medieval North

North Atlantic Connections: Texts and Interpretations of the Medieval North: 10th Annual Comitatus Conference on Medieval Studies

Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

Feb. 24–25, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Marianne E. Kalinke, CAS Professor Emerita of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and author of The Arthur of the North: Arthurian Literature in the Norse and Rus’ Realms

Call for Papers:

We invite submissions of abstracts for papers on any topic that addresses cultural transmission and interaction in the medieval North Atlantic, from Nova Scotia to Scandinavia, from Iceland to Normandy. Presenters are welcome to discuss any period of the Middle Ages. Possible themes include:

·  North Atlantic political interactions.
·  Medieval Irish and Viking activity in North America.
·  Influence of intercultural violence on urban architecture.
·  Impact of cultural cross-pollination on daily life.
·  Literature, music, drama, and the visual arts.
·  Cultural interaction as a catalyst for social change.
·  Insular monastic evangelism.
·  The Viking role in the emergence of nationalism.
·  Spread of the British Arthur across the North.
·  Legal ramifications of North Atlantic cultural interaction.
·  The legacy of such medieval interactions on later eras.

Please submit an abstract of approximately 200 words to Erin Kissick

( by December 15, 2011.

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