Medieval Studies Conference Seeks Papers

Dr Karen E Overbey of the Department of Fine Arts, Seattle University is calling for papers for the 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies which will be held in Kalamazoo, Michigan in May, 2005. The session title is: "Afterlives and Receptions in Anglo-Norman Ireland"

Dr. Overbey writes:

Call for Participants 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 4-7 2006 Kalamazoo, MI

Session Title: "Afterlives and Receptions in Anglo-Norman Ireland"

How did figures and images from the Irish 'past' receive new or renewed attention in the 12th to 15th centuries? How were legacies rewritten and reputations manipulated by native artists and writers, by colonizers, or by emerging 'hybrid' identities such as sean-gaeilge, nua-gaeilge, anglo-norman, anglo-irish? This session will address the appropriation, re-use, revival and re-direction of artistic, literary and historical figures and tropes in the contexts of colonization, occupation, opposition and uprising.

We seek papers from diverse disciplines (literary studies, history, art history, archaeology); interdisciplinary and/or collaborative studies are particularly encouraged.

Abstracts (for 20-minute presentations) by email to Karen Overbey or Lahney Preston-Matto

Please direct any questions to Karen Overbey at