The Society for Emblem Studies

Call for Papers

CfP: Emblem Sessions at Kalamazoo

Emblem Sessions at Kalamazoo
54th International Congress on Medieval Studies
May 9-12, 2019

The Society for Emblem Studies invites proposals for emblem sessions at 
the International Congress on Medieval Studies at the Medieval Institute 
at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

The Congress is an annual gathering of over 3,000 scholars interested in 
Medieval Studies. It features over 600 sessions of papers, panel 
discussions, roundtables, workshops, and performances. There are also 
some 90 business meetings and receptions sponsored by learned societies, 
associations, and institutions and a book exhibit by nearly 70 
publishers and used book dealers. A full conference program is available 
on the congress web site:

Suggested Topics:
Emblem books and manuscripts.  Medieval sources for emblems and imprese. 
Emblems and heraldry, court culture, and royal entries. Emblem and the 
arts and in architecture. Symbol theories and emblematic ideas in art 
and writing. Emblems and national traditions. Emblems in religious 
practice and theology. Emblems in political discourses and iconography. 
Emblems in the material and visual culture. Emblems and the history of 
the book. We welcome new approaches to emblem studies, including gender 
perspectives, global reception and production of emblems, contribution 
on the practice and theory of emblem digitization.

Applications are open to all with an academic interest in emblem 
studies. We encourage advanced graduate students, dissertators, 
post-docs, and independent scholars to apply and participate.

Abstracts are due by email to the session organizer by September 1, 2018.
(Please indicate if you would be willing to chair one of the sessions.)

Session Organizer: Sabine Mödersheim
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Department of German
818 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706


Kalamazoo Call for Papers 2019

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