Call for Papers

Dear Germanists,

I've just taken over as the organiser of the strand on medievalism (= post-medieval reception and invention of the Middle Ages) at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds in July 2012, and would like to invite submissions for papers for a session on "Medievalism and Mittelalterrezeption in German lands". This session will address references to the Middle Ages in German-speaking literature, culture and history from the 16th to the 21th century. From Wagner to "Die Paepstin", from Nibelungentreue to the Nibelungenmuseum, what images of the Middle Ages are created? Romantic fantasies of King Arthur and the grail, or dystopian visions of Black Death and tyranny, or something entirely different? Papers from non-medievalists are especially welcome.

In case you are interested, I am also soliciting proposals for sessions on "Gender and Medievalism" and "The Future is Medieval (Kaiser Chiefs): Medievalism in Music".
Please submit proposals for papers directly to the IMC website (in German or English,*context=IMC&*id=0&*formId=80&conference=2012&*servletURI=, or by email to me ([log in to unmask]). Deadline for submissions is 30 September 2011.

Best wishes,
Bettina Bildhauer

The International Medieval Congress (IMC) is organised and administered by the Institute for Medieval Studies (IMS). Since its start in 1994, the Congress has established itself as an annual event with an attendance of over 1,500 medievalists from all over the world. It is the largest conference of its kind in Europe.

Drawing medievalists from over 40 countries, with over 1,100 individual papers and 400 academic sessions and a wide range of concerts, performances, readings, round tables, excursions, bookfair and associated events, the Leeds International Medieval Congress is Europe's largest annual gathering in the humanities. Next year's Congress will take place 9-12 July 2012. The call for papers can be found here:

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