INTERNATIONAL MACHAUT SOCIETY, 52nd INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES, KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN, 11-14 MAY 2017 The International Machaut Society will sponsor three sessions at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in May:
Emerging Approaches: New Research in Machaut Studies
Beyond Machaut: Other Fourteenth-Century French Literary and Musical Voices
Perspectives on Machaut's First Book (A Roundtable)
The session titles listed above are meant to be taken in the broadest sense possible. We strongly encourage submissions on any topic relating to the life, works, and times of Guillaume de Machaut, and also welcome those that touch on interdisciplinary issues. Contributions should be 20 minutes in length. Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 300 words and a completed Participant Information Form (required by the Medieval Institute); the form is available on this page. Please email your abstract and completed Participant Information Form to Jared Hartt: Jared.Hartt at oberlin.edu SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 23 SEPTEMBER 2016. Please forward this call for papers to any interested colleagues. To find out more about the International Congress on Medieval Studies, visit:
Making Medieval Poetry In a collaborative online project, "Making Medieval Poetry", the principal investigators, Helen Solterer, Duke University, and Deborah McGrady, University of Virginia are studying in tandem two manuscripts containing excerpts of Guillaume de Machaut’s poetic works, Stockholm, Royal Library, Vu 22 and Turin, State Archives, J.b.IX.10. These manuscripts raise questions about the transmission of poetry in medieval Europe, the function of anthologies in creating meaning, and the memory these manuscripts represent and construct. Among the questions the project explores are: What relationship does the codex envision between its celebrated writers and the anonymous contributors? Under what circumstances was this poetry first collected and what inspired its preservation? What role do manuscript makers, owners, and readers over time have in creating meaning? Of particular interest to Machaut specialists will be inquiry into the representation of the poet in these collections and what these collections can tell us about the construction of a coterie poet in the early fifteenth century. For more information about this project, funded by French Cultural Services and Duke University, visit the Francophone Digital Humanities website and click on “research” or in the timeline, "Making Medieval Poetry". If you continue on to the Turin website, please select slide 2, where you will find discussion of the manuscript in the context of this project. Or follow this direct link to the Turin website.