CFP, Writing Europe before 1450 Colloquium

The 'Writing Europe before 1450' Colloquium will be held in Bergen in June 2012. The website is at http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/english/news/conferences/writing-europe, and the full Call for Papers is reproduced below. It should be an interesting conference!

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to open a CFP for the Writing Europe before 1450: A Colloquium, University of Bergen, 3rd-5th June 2012. After the success of the Writing England Conference in 2010, Writing Europe: A Colloquium aims to draw on a range of approaches and perspectives to exchange ideas about manuscript studies, material culture, multilingualism in texts and books, book history, readers, audience and scribes across the medieval period and beyond

Plenary speakers:  William Johnson (Duke University); Kathryn A. Lowe (University of Glasgow); Marilena Maniaci (Universita` di Cassino)

CALL FOR PAPERS

We welcome proposals from scholars working on writers, book production and use, and responses to texts in any language up to 1450. Abstracts (300 words or less) for papers (20 minutes) should be submitted on-line using the form provided. Please visit the conference web site for additional information. To encourage participation from a range of individuals and institutions, a limited number of bursaries will be available to assist in covering travel expenses for participants with limited institutional support.

Places are limited to allow us to subsidise costs, including registration, accommodation and meals. Please send your abstract by 31 January 2012. For further information please contact one of the organisers at the e-mail below.

Conference web site: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/english/news/conferences/writing-europe

Writing Europe before 1450 is a collaboration between the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Bergen and the School of English at the University of Leicester, and is generously subsidised by the Centre for Medieval Studies and by the School of English.

Attached a PDF form of the call, we'd be very grateful if you could distribute as widely as possible. 

With best wishes,

Aidan, Orietta and Phil

Dr Orietta Da Rold
Lecturer in Chaucer and Medieval Literature
School of English
University of Leicester
University Road
LE1 7RH

Tel. +44 (0)116 252 2778
e-mail: odr1@le.ac.uk

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