Crossing Borders in the Insular Middle Ages Conference, 3-5 April 2017


The second biennial conference in the Crossing Borders in the Insular Middle Ages series will be held at the University of Birmingham, 3-5 April 2017.

The conference series explores the role of cross-border literary translation and transmission in the construction of political, national, international, regional, and cultural identities in Britain, Ireland, and Iceland across the long period c. 900-1500. It is intended to foster discussion about contemporary methodologies in comparative literary studies by international scholars working in English, Scottish, Celtic, and Scandinavian Studies. For the 2017 conference, we are particularly interested not only in the movement of texts and ideas across the Insular regions, but also lines of connection with continental Europe.

Our keynote speakers for this year are Professor Carolyne Larrington ( St John’s College, Oxford) and Professor Máire Ní Mhaonaigh (St John’s College, Cambridge)

Other speakers include: Professor Erich Poppe (Philipps-Universität Marburg); Professor Helen Fulton (University of Bristol); Dr Sif Ríkharðsdóttir (University of Iceland); Professor Wendy Scase (University of Birmingham) and Professor Keith Busby (University of Wisconsin).

Further details and our programme are available here:

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Oxford Medieval Studies