CFP: Medieval Romance Conference (22 Apr)

Medieval Romance Conference, 14-15 September, 2016
University of Cambridge

With a plenary lecture by Professor Helen Cooper.


This two-day conference, conceived as an alternative for those who cannot attend the biennial romance conference in Vancouver this August, is open to any medievalist working on romance in Britain. As with the regular romance conference, we encourage proposals on any aspect of romance and its contexts in medieval Britain, excluding Chaucer and Arthurian romance (which have their own specialist conferences this year).

Proposals for 20-minute papers or for 90-minute roundtable sessions can be sent to James Wade ( Proposals should include: name, affiliation, email address, title of paper or roundtable, and an abstract of no more than 250 words. If you are proposing a roundtable, please include names, affiliations, and email addresses for all participants. The deadline for proposals is 22 April 2016.

We anticipate the conference will begin around 11am on Wednesday 14 September and run until approximately 4pm on Thursday 15 September. It will be held in the English Faculty at Cambridge. There will be accommodation (with optional breakfast) available at nearby Newnham College, and we plan to hold a conference dinner at Newnham on the evening of Wednesday 14th.

The conference fee will be £25 (£15 student/unwaged). We will also have a buffet lunch available in the Faculty on both days. The cost for lunch will be £12 per day.

Please circulate this message to any colleagues who may be interested.
If you have any questions at this point, please feel free to email James Wade (

The organisers are James Wade (Cambridge) and Elizabeth Archibald (Durham).