32nd Annual Illinois Medieval Association Conference
February 20-21, 2015 at Saint Louis University

Medieval Narratives

We are pleased to announce the 2015 annual conference of the Illinois Medieval Association, co-sponsored by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University. The conference will take place on Saint Louis University's campus February 20-21, 2015.

This year’s theme is “Medieval Narratives.” The practice of telling stories is not universal or transparent, and is highly dependent on the medium of transmission and on changing understandings of temporality. What strategies did medieval historians, artists, and storytellers employ to tell narratives? Does storytelling in the Middle Ages always unfold in a linear fashion? How do medievalists today theorize medieval narratives both historically and in the light of new approaches to narrative that are derived from postmedieval technologies (print, film, digital culture)? What different purposes accomplished the (re)telling of narratives?  We invite papers from medievalists in all disciplines that consider these and/or other questions related to the representation of narratives in texts and art, including chronicles, historical, legal, scientific, and theological documents, imaginative fiction, and manuscript illuminations.  

We encourage proposals that engage with the theme in all aspects of medieval discourse: literature, art, history, and culture. Papers from all disciplines are welcome.  Preference is given to submissions closely related to the conference theme, but abstracts on any aspect of medieval studies are welcome. We are also pleased to announce that the 2015 conference proceedings will be published.

The keynote speakers will be Cynthia Robinson of Cornell University and John Van Engen of the University of Notre Dame.

TO REGISTER: http://www.regonline.com/IMA2015

The Illinois Medieval Association invites all speakers at the annual conference to submit revised versions of their papers for publication in Essays in Medieval Studies(EMS) the Association's annual journal. More info at: http://illinoismedieval.org/EMS/.

Important Dates

November 21, 2014 — Deadline to Submit Abstracts

January 23, 2015 — Registration Deadline

February 20, 2015 — Late Registration Deadline

February 20-21, 2015 — Conference on the Saint Louis University Campus

Questions ?  Contact us at:  IMA2015@slu.edu

The Illinois Medieval Association is co-sponsor of the Illinois Medieval Association Conference.

Since 1983, IMA has promoted medieval studies in Illinois and the Midwest, hosting an annual meeting and publishing proceedings from those meetings in Essays in Medieval Studies (EMS).

Please see the Illinois Medieval Association webpage for more information about the IMA, including officers, past meetings, and Essays in Medieval Studies.

Photo credits: Philosophy Consoling Boethius and Fortune Turning the Wheel, circa 1460-1470, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. 42, leaf 1v. Digital image courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.