Call for Proposals: Biennial Medieval Insular Romance Conference

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Proposals for the 2020 Medieval Insular Romance conference are now warmly encouraged.
The 2020 conference will feature a plenary lecture by Professor Siân Echard (University of
British Columbia) on ‘Romancing the Margins: Material Transformations of Medieval Histories’.
Papers may address any aspect of romance composed in any of the languages of medieval Britain
and Ireland; insular romance’s engagement with continental texts and traditions; or its postmedieval
afterlives. (Please note, however, that the focus of this conference series has
traditionally been on non-Arthurian, non-Chaucerian romances that have tended to receive less
exposure elsewhere.) Papers addressing interactions between languages, and transformations
into/away from romance works, are especially welcome, in line with Professor Echard’s plenary
Proposals for 20-minute papers, complete sessions, or roundtables can be sent to Venetia
Bridges ( Proposals should include: name, affiliation, email
address, title of paper or roundtable, and an abstract of no more than 250 words.

The deadline for submitting proposals is 29 November 2019.

Any general questions regarding the conference can be addressed to Venetia Bridges at

The web address for the conference is

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