Here is the call for papers (originally posted by Leslie Coote) for this year’s virtual meeting of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies, tentatively scheduled for December 3-5:
The Biennial Conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies
Tentative Date: 3-5 December 2021.
Deadline for Proposals: 11 October 2021
Call for Papers
Every country, every timespace, every culture has its outlaws, and each tells its own stories about them, in a variety of different genres and socio-cultural forms. As outlaw studies in general can be both a wide and a narrow field, we will consider any submission on any area of outlaw studies. Papers may present some aspect/s of outlaw culture in general, or Robin Hood/other outlaws in particular, from any period or any geographic or cultural background, in any media or literary format/genre. We encourage that submissions be classified using the following headings:
Society (including economics, law and crime); Literary culture (including documents and books) and Theory; Geography and Place; Play (including music and performance) and Leisure; Gender and Sexuality; Politics and political history; Cinematic and Digital Culture and Theory; Weapons, War and Fighting; Fantasy culture and Theory; Art, Archaeology and the Visual; Mystery, Superstition and Religion; Race and Ethnicity; Other Robin Hoods.In response to the extraordinary events of 2020 and the continuance of a really difficult situation into 2021, this year’s conference will be an online event. It will be co-hosted by Dr Lesley Coote (University of Hull, UK) and Dr Steve Basdeo (The American International University of Richmond, Leeds UK).
Please submit a single document by 11 October 2021, containing: 1. a brief (100 word) presenter biography, and 2. a brief abstract of 250 words, including proposed title and topic heading/s, as above.
Address proposals to both Dr. Lesley Coote FHEA, Fellow of the University of Hull (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Stephen Basdeo, FHEA, Richmond: The American International University (email@example.com).
In the tradition of Robin Hood himself, and of other Robin Hoods, we expect the conference to be a free event. If there should be a cost, we would expect this to be minimal.