CFP: 11th Biennial Conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies

As I mentioned in my opening post, I will occasionally use my blog to share CFPs, and I can think of no worthier conference to promote than the next meeting of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies. You can find a link to the association’s website under this site’s “links” tab, and I would encourage anyone to give it a look.

The Eleventh Biennial Conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies will take place on 16-17 June 2017 at Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.

The theme for this two-day international conference is “Southern Outlaws,” and proposals are welcome on any aspect of “southern” outlawry, banditry, piracy, and other transgressive activities and movements. Such topics spanning the fields of outlaws of the Southern United States, Australia, and South America are particularly welcome. Papers are also invited that explore the metaphorical and spatial conceptions of a “southern” outlaw, especially bad outlaws and trickster figures, and the ways in which geographical and topographical features create and foster outlawry. Papers on the Robin Hood tradition are also welcome. Conference participants will enjoy a variety of peer-reviewed papers from a number of academic fields: literature, history, folklore, theatre, music, anthropology, sociology, geography, art history, and media studies.

For more information on the conference and to submit abstracts, please see the conference’s webpage:

http://www.cas.aum.edu/robin-hood

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Thank you for visiting my site. My name is Perry Neil Harrison, and I am currently finishing my PhD in medieval British literature at Baylor University. My specialty is Old English language and literature, but I also have a soft spot for medieval outlaw ballads and rare books. It will be a short while before everything on the site is “live,” so bear with me as I continue pummeling things into shape.

The blog section of this site will be updated sporadically when things of interest arise. These include musings on recent medieval studies events, updates on my research, CFPs for upcoming conferences, and abstracts for my forthcoming presentations. I also reserve the right to sneak in a few cat pictures and posts about baseball.

This site also serves as a central location for all of my scholarship and teaching materials. In addition to my current CV, I will be uploading proofs of several of my publications and updating the teaching section with syllabi and course materials semesterly, as well.

While this blog will quarantine my longer musings, you can also keep up with me on Twitter @PerryNHarrison. Feel free to follow me.

Cheers,

Perry