Kalamazoo 2017

This year ICLS-NAB is sponsoring the following sessions at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo:

Thursday, 3:30 p.m., Fetzer 1060
Place, Space, and/or Travel in Courtly Context
Sponsor: International Courtly Literature Society (ICLS), North American Branch
Organizer: Patricia Price, California State Univ.–San Marcos
Presider: Kenneth Salzberg, Hamline Univ.

  • Spatiality and the Rendering of Order in Troilus and Criseyde and The Knight’s Tale
    Matthew Smith, Univ. of Alabama
  • Welsh Bardic Travel and Cultural Interchange in the Late Middle Ages
    Patricia Price
  • Regional Identity between Courts in the Romance Mediterranean
    Valerie M. Wilhite, Univ. of the Virgin Islands

Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Fetzer 1060
Performance in and of Courtly Literature
Sponsor: International Courtly Literature Society (ICLS), North American Branch
Organizer and Presider: Tamara Bentley Caudill, Tulane Univ.

  • A chantar in Performance
    Laura Zoll, Independent Scholar
  • The Performance of Awe in Courtly Romance
    Evelyn Birge Vitz, New York Univ.
  • Shifting Our Horizons of Expectation: Love Service in the Devotional Contrafacta of Jacques de Cambrai
    Christopher Callahan, Illinois Wesleyan Univ.
  • “Þe forme to be fynisment foldez ful selden”: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the Dynamics of Performance
    Gerard Lavin, Univ. of New Mexico
    Univ. of New Mexico Graduate Student Prize Winner

Our business meeting with reception and open bar is on Thursday at 9:00 p.m. in Fetzer 1030.

Kalamazoo 2015

ICLS-NAB is sponsoring two sessions at the 50th International Medieval Congress this May. Dates are May 14-17, 2015.
The first session, Thursday 1:30 p.m., Celebrations at Court, will feature three papers:
1) Celebrations at Arthur’s Plenary Court
2) Disrupted Festivities at Court in Medieval German Literature
3) Secular and Sacred: Who’s Celebrating What at Court
The second session, Saturday 1:30 p.m., Music and Courtly Literature, will offer two papers:
1) Melodic Structure and the Art of Memory in the Songs of Thibaut de Champagne
2) Contrafacture and Courtly Connotations in the Conductus of Philip the Chancellor

Be sure to attend our business meeting on Thursday at 9 pm in Fetzer 2040.

Consult the following link to view the conference program:

Kalamazoo 2014

The ICLS is sponsoring two sessions at the 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Our sessions are 1) The Legacy of Courtly Literature, Thursday 10 am in Schneider 1235, and 2) Courtly Conspiracies and Deceit, Thursday 1:30 pm in Valley I Shilling Lounge. Here is a link to the conference program: Medieval Congress Program 2014.

Do plan to attend our business meeting Thursday at 9 p.m. in Fetzer 1045.