Call for Papers

The Lighter Side of the Middle Ages

One Day Interdisciplinary Symposium – ANU College of Arts and Sciences

Friday 26 November 2010, School of Cultural Inquiry Conference Room, 1st Floor, A. D. Hope Building

Pieter Brueghel, 'Topsy Turvy World'

This interdisciplinary symposium will celebrate the launch of Chaucer’s Landscapes, a collection of essays by renowned medievalist Professor Ralph W.V. Elliott.

It was not all plague and penury in the Middle Ages. Some of them were having a very good time. Proposals are invited for suitable 20 minute papers or performances in the areas of literature, drama, music, language, art, history or philosophy.

Suggested topics:

  • carnivale
  • minstrels and pilgrims
  • parody and satire
  • fools and feasting

Send abstracts of approximately 200 words to Dr Jan Lloyd Jones at by 30 September 2010.

CFP as a pdf – CFP_The_Lighter_Side_of_the_Middle_Ages

All are welcome to attend this event.