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Kalamazoo 2016 – Call for Papers

The International Marie de France Society is pleased to announce three (3) panels for the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 12-15, 2016.

  1. Performances of Marie de France: Equitan (A Performance)
  2. Graduate Student Perspectives on Marie de France (A Roundtable)
  3. Fables and Other Works of Marie de France (Papers)

Abstracts and inquiries can be sent to the session organizer:

Ann McCullough
Middle Tennessee State University
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Box 79
1301 E. Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

amccullo AT

The entire “Sneak Peak” is available online.

Kalamazoo 2015 – Panel and papers of note

In advance of the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 13-17, 2015, here is a list of papers and panels of interest to IMFS members. Speakers with asterisks are also members of the Society.

For additions or corrections, please comment below.

IMFS Events

Session 351, Saturday 10:00 a.m., Fetzer 1060
Performances of Marie de France: Guigemar
Simonetta Cochis (Transylvania U), Yvonne LeBlanc (Independent Scholar), Tamara Bentley Caudill (Tulane U)

International Marie de France Business Meeting, Saturday 12:00 p.m., Fetzer 1060

Other papers of interest

  • Fallen Language and Animal Communication in Marie de France’s Bisclavret
    Alison Langdon (Western Kentucky U)
    Thursday, 3:30 – S132
  • Clueless in the Twelfth Century: Playing Marie de France’s Questionable Heroine in Chaitivel
    Simonetta Cochis, Transylvania Univ*
    Friday, 1:30 – S253
  • Defamation and De-Nosing in Marie de France’s Bisclavret
    Christine E. Kozikowski, College of the Bahamas
    Sunday, 8:30 – S515
  • Challenges in Translating Medieval French: The Case of Druerie in Marie de France’s Lais
    Philipp Jeserich, Freie Univ. Berlin
    Thursday, 3:30 – S101
  • Counterfeiting Monstrosity: Knowledge and Ignorance in the Lai of Graelent and the Fabliau La Sorisete des estopes
    Stefanie Goyette, Massachusetts Institute of Technology*
    Thursday, 10:00 – S12
  • Public Feeling in the Manteau mal Taillé and the Lai du Cor
    Michael A. Johnson, Central Washington Univ.
    Thursday, 7:30 – S151

Kalamazoo 2015 – Session Announced

We are pleased to announce the following session for Kalamazoo 2015:

Performances of Marie de France: Guigemar

  • Walter Blue, Hamline University—Emeritus
  • Tamara Bentley Caudill, Tulane University
  • Simonetta Cochis, Transylvania University
  • Yvonne LeBlanc, Independent Scholar

Date and time of session to be announced.

Kalamazoo – Call for Papers

The ICMS Call for Papers has been issued.

As you may notice, the International Marie de France Society has a single panel for 2015: “Performances of Guigemar.” We regret that an administrative error on our part effectively eliminated two of our regular panels. We hope to return in full force for 2016.

If you are interested in presenting as part of “Performances of Guigemar,” contact the session organizer:

Tamara Bentley Caudill
Department of French & Italian
Tulane University
311 Newcomb | 1229 Broadway
New Orleans, LA 70118

Announcing new officers, 2014

The following were elected via e-mail following nomination at the annual meeting at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 10, 2014 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

  • President—Ann McCullough, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Vice-President—Tamara Bentley Caudill, Tulane University
  • Secretary-Treasurer—Ed Ouellette, Air Force Officer and Staff College

Appointees and other leadership changes:

  • Matthieu Boyd (Fairleigh Dickinson University) rotated into the office of Immediate Past President.
  • Glyn S. Burgess (University of Liverpool) agreed to become Editor-In-Chief of Le Cygne.
  • Rupert T. Pickens (University of Kentucky) agreed to serve on the Advisory Board.
  • Monica Wright (University of Louisiana-Lafayette) became statutory agent serving as a legal representative for the Society in Louisiana, where we are incorporated.