Call for Papers – Perspectives on Chivalry Medieval to Modern

An Interdisciplinary Symposium at Rowan University 12-13 June 2014

The concept of chivalry has permeated Western society since the Middle Ages. From medieval treatises to mod-ern films; from romanticized Victorian portrayals to cynical postmodern commentaries, chivalry has been idol-ized and debated for centuries.

In this interdisciplinary symposium, hosted by Rowan University, presenters will explore these various viewpoints throughout the ages. The symposium will be held on Thursday and Friday, 12-13 June 2014, at Rowan’s main campus in Glassboro, New Jersey.

Keynote presentations will be given by Dr. Jeffrey Hamilton (Baylor University) and Dr. Sarah James (University of Kent, Canterbury).

Abstracts of 200 words are invited from both professional scholars and postgraduate researchers. Papers are to be 30 to 40 minutes in length, and there is no restriction on subject matter, save that papers address the topic of chivalry. In addition, there will be one undergraduate session of shorter 15 to 20-minute papers; interested un-dergraduate students of any discipline are encouraged to submit their 200-word abstracts, as well. A collected volume of proceedings is anticipated for this symposium. To submit a proposal or ask for further information, please email Jon-Mark Grussenmeyer (

The deadline for abstract submissions is 1 March 2014.

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