Tuesday, September 13, 2016

CFP A Feminist Renaissance in Anglo-Saxon Studies I–II
52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University
Kalamzaoo, MI
Allegations of misogyny and sexual harassment against prominent members of our field in January 2016 caused a firestorm on social media and came as a shock to many Anglo-Saxonists. Under the leadership of ISAS and the Old English Division of the MLA, as well as grassroots efforts, such as a new mentoring program for Anglo-Saxonists, by Kalamazoo 2016 what had been a demoralizing time has been transformed into a watershed moment. Our positive, productive contribution to this ongoing conversation has been to propose a new volume of essays that takes feminist approaches to Anglo-Saxon culture, with both of those terms as broadly defined as possible. Alongside the volume, we are building a community that is both network of support for contributors and editors and a network of mentorship for junior scholars. It is in this vein of creating a space for feminist voices to be heard and mentored that we are releasing a call for papers for 2 sessions at the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies. We welcome papers on any subject that provides a feminist contribution to our understanding of Anglo-Saxon England.
Submit abstracts to
Rebecca Stephenson
School of English, Drama, and Film
University College Dublin
Dublin 4

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