Wednesday, November 21, 2018

CFP: The Life Course in Early Medieval England (Cambridge, 23 March
2019 – deadline CFP: 31 December 2018)

We are pleased to announce a one-day conference devoted to the theme
of the life course in early medieval England with a keynote lecture by
Prof. Gale Owen-Crocker (University of Manchester)

We hope to bring together papers that deal with how the complex
concept of the life course (with all of its biological, social and
cultural aspects) influenced the lives, writings and art of the
inhabitants of early medieval England. Paper proposals are welcome
from all disciplines, including literary studies, art history,
history, archaeology and lexicography.

Possible topics/themes include but are not limited to:

- Definitions, concepts, and constructions of the life cycle
- The life course in art and literature
- The life course of things, humans and texts
- Intergenerational relations and/or conflicts, including care for the
young and the elderly
- Kings, queens, saints and warriors in various stages of life
- Semantic field studies

Subsequent to the sessions we hope to publish selected contributions
as a volume of essays, with the goal of furthering interest in the

Please send your abstracts to the organisers before 31 December, 2018:

Thijs Porck (Leiden University)>

Harriet Soper (University of Cambridge)>

Dr. M.H. (Thijs) Porck
Assistant Professor Medieval English
Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS)
Department of English
P.N. van Eyckhof 4, room 101a
PO Box 9515, 2300 RA  Leiden, The Netherlands
Personal website:
Institutional website

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