Monday, January 7, 2019

40th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum:

Listening and Learning in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Keene State College

Keene, NH, USA

Friday and Saturday April 12-13, 2019

Call for Papers and Sessions

We are delighted to announce that the 40th Medieval and Renaissance
Forum: Listening and Learning in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
will take place on Friday, April 12 and Saturday April 13, 2019 at
Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire.

We welcome abstracts (one page or less) or panel proposals that
discuss music and other aural experiences in the Middle Ages and the

Papers and sessions, however, need not be confined to this theme but
may cover other aspects of medieval and Renaissance life, literature,
languages, art, philosophy, theology, history, and music.

This year’s keynote speaker is Margot Fassler, Keough-Hesburgh
Professor of Music History and Liturgy at the University of Notre

Dr. Fassler is a music historian who gives the liturgy and its
performance primary emphasis in her scholarly publications and her
teaching. Her scholarship profoundly elucidates the connections
between texts and music. Her 2014 book, Music in the Medieval West and
its accompanying anthology (Norton) are now standard introductions to
medieval music. Fassler's many books, edited volumes, and articles
focus on the Latin Middle Ages from around 800-1300, but she also has
strong interests in contemporary sacred music and ritual, and in
American song, singers, and song collections. She is currently writing
a book on Hildegard of Bingen. Fassler is also a documentary filmmaker
focusing on communities of song. She recently finished (with Christian
Jara) the short documentary Where the Hudson Meets the Nile: Coptic
Chant in Jersey City.

Students, faculty, and independent scholars are welcome. Please
indicate your status (undergraduate, graduate, or faculty),
affiliation (if relevant), and full contact information, including
email address on your proposal.

We welcome undergraduate sessions, but ask that students obtain a
faculty member's approval and sponsorship.

Please submit abstracts, audio/visual needs, and full contact
information to Dr. Robert G. Sullivan, Assistant Forum Director at

Abstract deadline: January 15, 2019

Presenters and early registration: March 15, 2019

As always, we look forward to greeting returning and first-time
participants to Keene in April!

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