Author: Tamara Caudill

  • Call for Papers: New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies

    From the New College Conference organizers: The twenty-second biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place 12-14 March 2020 in Sarasota, Florida. The program committee invites 250-word abstracts of proposed twenty-minute papers on topics in European and Mediterranean history, literature, art, music and religion from the fourth to the seventeenth centuries. […]

  • ICLS Panels, Exeter, July 22-27, 2019

    The International Marie de France Society has organized two panels for the 16th Triennial Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society to be held July 22-27 at the University of Exeter. For more information on the Congress, click here. MARIE DE FRANCE I: Kids, Cloth, Clothing, and Connections: Complex Communities in Marie de France “It Takes a Village: Lactation and Childcare Communities in Marie de France’s Lais,” Miriam Rheingold Fuller “Talking Textiles: Marie de France’s Le Fresne as Feminist Philomela,” Susan […]

  • Medieval Clothing and Textiles 15

    Congratulations to IMFS member Monica L. Wright, co-editor of the recently-released Medieval Clothing and Textiles 15 (Boydell and Brewer, 2019).From the publisher: The essays in this volume continue the Journal’s tradition of groundbreaking interdisciplinary work. The volume opens with a survey of the discipline of medieval clothing and textiles, written by founding editor Gale R. Owen-Crocker. […]

  • Kalamazoo 2019

    Papers of Interest: S43, Thursday at 10Far and Foul Winds in the Lais of Marie de France Karen Casebier, Univ. of Tennessee–Chattanooga Session 242, Friday at 1:30A Concerning Complex: Courtly Love and Chivalry in Marie de FranceRachel Walkover, Univ. of Rochester S320, Friday at 3:30Obscure Names: Reimagining Origins in the Lais of Marie de France Emily Dalton, Princeton Univ. S348, Sponsored by the International Marie […]

  • Le Cygne to JSTOR

    We are very pleased to announce that Le Cygne has been added to the new collection Lives of Literature, offered by JSTOR. According to JSTOR, Lives of Literature is a collection of academic journals devoted to the deep study of writers and texts associated with core literary movements. When complete, Lives of Literature will include approximately 120 journals […]

  • Le Cygne, Volume 5

    We are pleased to announce the publication of Le Cygne, Volume 5. It contains two articles, one by Katherine Pierpont, which examines the issue of disability and deformity in the works of Chrétien de Troyes and Marie de France (with special reference to Bisclavret and Yonec), and the other by Matthieu Boyd, who examines three Breton […]

  • CFP for ICMS 2018, Kalamazoo, Michigan

    The International Marie de France Society will sponsor three panels for the International Congress on Medieval Studies, to be held on the campus of Western Michigan University, May 10-13, 2018. Abstracts must be received by the session organizer, Tamara Bentley Caudill (, by September 15, 2017. New for 2018: Graduate Students who participate as panelists […]

  • New Site:

    Due to an administrative oversight, we have lost rights to our former site. We are in the process of moving as much content as possible to the new one as well as setting up electronic membership payments. Thank you for your patience.

  • Announcing New Officers, 2016

    The following were elected via e-mail following nomination at the annual meeting at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 10, 2014 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. President—Tamara Bentley Caudill, Tulane University Vice-President—Simonetta Cochis, Transylvania University Secretary-Treasurer—Ed Ouellette, Air Force Officer and Staff College Appointees and other leadership changes: Ann McCullough (Middle Tennessee State) rotated into the […]

  • ICLS Panels 2016 – Tentative

    The following Marie de France papers will be presented at the 15th Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society, July 24-29 at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.  Dates and times subject to change. We will update again once the official program has been printed. For more information on the conference, visit Tuesday, July 26 is “Marie […]