Call for Papers – SEMA 2023

2023 Conference of the Southeastern Medieval Association
12-14 October at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC

In her exquisite Lais and delightful Fables, as well as in her other writings, Marie de France shows characters who construct and even reconstruct their identities, who remake their situations or their lives, whether for good or ill. Marie herself continues to be constructed and reconstructed, as scholars attempt to discover her identity and novelists create and recreate the Marie de France they believe or want her to be.

In keeping with the 2023 conference theme of the Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA), “Construction and Reconstruction,” the International Marie de France Society invites paper proposals for a session titled “Marie de France: Making and Re-Making.”  SEMA 2023 will be in-person in Rock Hill, South Carolina, 12-14 October.  Please send a 150- to 250-word abstract or proposal on any aspect of making and/or re-making in the works of Marie de France or the writer herself to Sherron Lux at by Thursday 8 June 2023, with any technology requests.