Friday, September 5, 2008

Pearl Poet SOciety CFP

The Pearl-Poet Society is sponsoring the following five sessions at the 44th International Congress on Medieval Studies, 7-10 May 2009 Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan:

I. Pedagogy: Teaching the Pearl-Poet (Roundtable)

II. Time and Space in the Works of the Pearl-Poet

III. Beginnings and Endings in the Works of the Pearl-Poet

IV. Margins and Marginalization: The "Lesser" and Disputed Works of the Pearl-Poet

V. Debate in and about the Pearl-Poems

We invite abstracts from scholars of all levels, from graduate student to senior academic.

Please submit a one-page abstract and the appropriate covering sheet (Participant Information Form, available here: to the desired session.

Papers are to be no more than 20 minutes, and the deadline for submissions is September 15, 2008. Submissions and inquiries may be sent to:

ajodasso [at]

Adrienne J. Odasso

University of York

Centre for Medieval Studies

King's Manor, Exhibition Square

York YO1 7EP


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