CFP: From glass case to cyber-space: Chaucerian manuscripts across time / Syrffio’r silff: hynt a helynt llawysgrifau Chaucer

Deadline: 1 December 2013

To celebrate the digitization of the Hengwrt manuscript of The Canterbury Tales (available from April 2014 on the National Library’s Digital Mirror), The School of English, Bangor University and IMEMS (the Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Bangor and Aberystwyth Universities) is delighted to host an interdisciplinary conference devoted to Chaucerian manuscripts and editions of Chaucer’s works.

Abstracts are welcomed from postgraduates and colleagues on all aspects of Chaucerian studies, and from a broad range of disciplines, including history, book history, literature, art history, and the digital humanities.

  • Papers are particularly welcome on, but not limited to:
  • The palaeography and codicology of Chaucerian manuscripts
  • From manuscript to printed text; Chaucer and his contemporaries
  • Owners and users of Chaucer’s works
  • Chaucer and medieval Wales
  • Medieval story telling
  • Post-medieval production and reception of Chaucer’s works
  • Digitizing medieval manuscripts
  • Digital Chaucer in the classroom
  • Chaucer in the Twenty-first century

In addition to the panels, confirmed speakers include Lorna Hughes (University of Wales), Ceridwen Lloyd Morgan (Bangor and Cardiff Universities), Andrew Prescott (King’s College, London), Liv Robinson (Oxford University) and Estelle Stubbs (Sheffield University). We are pleased also to announce that the conference will include a tour of the multi-faceted exhibition at the National Library of Wales showcasing the Hengwrt Chaucer – one of the treasures at the National Library of Wales. Papers submitted may also be considered for a special edition of English: The Journal of the English Association (OUP).

Please send abstracts of 200-300 words, for papers lasting 20 minutes, or proposals of panels comprising three papers, no later than 1 December 2013 to Dr Sue Niebrzydowski, for consideration by the conference committee.

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