To me, methought, who waited with a crowd,
There came a bark that, blowing forward, bore
King Arthur, like a modern gentleman
Of stateliest port; and all the people cried,
"Arthur is come again: he cannot die."

"Morte d'Arthur" (1842)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Arthur of the North CFP (3/8/13)

Here's a recent CFP for the International Arthurian Society-Nordic Branch's first conference; note the limitation on topic to only medieval Arthuriana. Deadline for proposals was 3/8.

Arthur of the North 

'Arthur of the North' is the first international conference organised by the Nordic Branch of the International Arthurian Society. It will take place at the University of Oslo, 23. - 25. May, 2013.

The conference ‘Arthur of the North’ is dedicated to the Arthurian narratives in any of the medieval Scandinavian languages (Old Norse, Old Swedish, Old Danish). We welcome papers on any topic related to the medieval Scandinavian Arthurian traditions.

Among the themes that might be addressed are: theories and practices of translations, culture-historical contexts, literary style, form, structure, genre-related issues, and manuscript tradition of the Nordic Arthurian texts.

The Arthurian literary tradition, which the Scandinavian texts form part of, was transmitted in Latin and all the medieval vernacular languages. Therefore, we welcome also comparative papers on the various traditions as well as studies of Arthurian material which is of relevance for the Scandinavian context.

Papers should be given in English and be twenty minutes long. To submit a proposal, please send an abstract of your paper (max 300 words) to Sif Rikhardsdottir,, by 1 March, 2013.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: The deadline to submit proposals is extended to 8 March, 2013.

All speakers should be members of the International Arthurian Society, and all participants are welcome to join the Society. For information on how to join, please visit the website of the IAS or the Nordic Branch.

For further inquiries, please contact any of the members of the organising committee:

Stefka G. Eriksen, University of Oslo,

Sif Rikhardsdottir, University of Iceland,

Bjørn Bandlien, University of Oslo,

For a printable version, see Call for Papers.

Published Jan 10, 2013 10:54 AM - Last modified Mar 4, 2013 01:33 PM

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