Wednesday, May 09, 2007

NCS Swansea

The New Chaucer Society meets in Swansea next summer. Call for participants is here. Many excellent sessions being organized, including:

  • THE VALUE OF MEDIEVALISM
  • MEDIEVAL PATHOLOGIES
  • PERIODIZATION AND THE ARCHIVE
  • THE POLITICS OF MEMORY
  • WALES AND ENGLAND
  • BORDERS, REGIONS, LANDSCAPES, NATIONS
  • QUEER TIMES AND PLACES
  • GENDERED SPACES AND SEXUALIZED SPACES
  • GENDER VERSUS SEXUALITY
  • THE NATURAL WORLD: ANIMAL AND PLANT LIFE IN LATE MEDIEVAL ENGLAND
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • ASSIMILATION AND DISSIMULATION
  • HERMENEUTICS AND DIFFERENCE
  • RE-CONCEPTUALIZING MULTILINGUAL LONDON
  • WELSH LITERATURE IN MANY LANGUAGES
  • HAUNTED CHAUCER
  • READING THE POETRY OF WAR IN A TIME OF WAR

See you in Wales, perhaps ... but see you in Kalamazoo first.

3 comments:

Michael O'Rourke said...

Looks fantastic JJC; so much to choose from. Which one are you going for?

J J Cohen said...

Not sure Michael -- it's a case of spoiled for choice (I say that as if I could actually get a paper placed in any panel -- when of course it's not that easy!). The organizers of the panels read like a Who's Who in Medieval Studies as well.

I am going to mull ... but I am leaning towards one of the panels that slant towards a hybrid England, since that's my current project, rather than, say, one of the sexuality or queer studies panels.

Not that those are necessarily separate topics.

Dr. Virago said...

Thanks for posting this, JJC. I tend to think I'll never present at NCS since I don't work on Chaucer (and also tend to work on the 15th century), but because of your post, I thought I'd check it out, since some of the sessions sounded broader than Chaucer alone. And sure enough, there's more than one that I'm interested in, and one especially that suits my current work. So thanks! If you hadn't blogged it, I might never have known.