Author: Tamara Caudill

  • Call for Papers – SEMA 2023

    2023 Conference of the Southeastern Medieval Association12-14 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 […]

  • Talks of Interest at Kalamazoo

    S159 | Friday, 10:00 AM“Interpreting the Feminine in Marie’s Vie Seinte Audrée,” Christina Marie Virok, Independent Scholar S183 | Friday, 10:00 AM“The Ace Knight: Asexuality, Deviance, and Knighthood in Marie de France’sGuigemar,” Paige Daniela Banks, Trinity College Dublin, Univ. of Dublin IMFS Business Meeting | Friday noon | Fetzer 1045Join us for our annual business […]

  • Marie in the Margins – Talk with Gail Borrow

    The Portrayal of a Female Cultural Workforce: A Talk by Gail BorrowThursday, September 22, 2023 | 9:00-10:30 am EDT | Online, Bexhill MuseumFree and Open to the Public | Registration Required! About this event Marie in the Margins video installation director Gail Borrow discusses how she has approached this portrayal of a female cultural workforce. Exploring Marie de […]

  • Call for Papers – Kalamazoo 2023

    The International Marie de France Society is pleased to announce that we will sponsor three sessions at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, to be held in hybrid format, May 11-13, 2023 at Western Michigan University. For more information on the Congress, visit the Congress website. All proposals must be submitted through the Congress Portal […]

  • CFP – SEMA 2022

    2022 Conference of the Southeastern Medieval Association 10-12 November in Birmingham, Alabama Marie de France’s Lais frequently feature one or more characters whose bodies are entrapped in some way. The ladies of Guigemar, Yonec, Laustic, and Milun, for example, are shut away from society – and their lovers – by jealous old men, but Marie […]

  • Kalamazoo 2022 – Papers of Interest

    The following papers are of interest to members of the Society. Did we accidentally miss you in the program? Please let us know. S48 – Monday, May 9, 3:00 pm EDT“‘By my faith’: Eliduc as Metaphysical Magical Realism”Aaron Richard Kestle, Yale Univ S123 – Tuesday, May 10, 5:00 pm EDT“The Vie Seinte Audrée: A Cross-Cultural […]

  • Kalamazoo 2021 – Papers of Interest

    The following papers and panels at Kalamazoo 2021 are of interest to scholars of Marie de France. All of these papers/panels are available as recordings, except for those marked with an asterisk (*). If we missed your paper, email Tamara Caudill. Monday, May 10, 2021 | 9am EDTSession 7: Queer, Trans, Ace, and Beyond ISponsor: […]

  • Dorothy Gilbert wins Ina Coolbrith award for original poetry

    IMFS member and author/translator of Marie de France: Poetry, Dorothy Gilbert has received two first place awards for her original poetry in the Ina Coolbrith 94th Annual Poets’ Contest. From the Ina Coolbrith Circle’s webpage: In 1919, poet/librarian/teacher Ina Coolbrith began meeting with kindred literary spirits at her home in San Francisco. “I want,” she […]

  • Call for Papers – Kalamazoo 2021

    The International Marie de France Society is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring three sessions for the International Congress on Medieval Studies to be held at Western Michigan University from May 13-15. Abstracts and queries should be sent to Dr. Simonetta Cochis,, no later than September 15, 2020. Food and Furnishings: The Domestic in Marie […]

  • New Member Publication – An Old French Trilogy: Texts from the William of Orange Cycle

    Congratulations to Logan E. Whalen, past president of the International Marie de France Society, and his co-translators, Catherine M. Jones and William W. Kibler, on the publication of An Old French Trilogy: Texts from the William of Orange Cycle (University of Florida Press, 2020). From the publisher: While most English-language readers are familiar with Old […]