26-27 September 2019, Oxford
Faculty of Music, University of Oxford
Deadline: 5 May 2019.
The MALMECC project explores late medieval court cultures and the role of sounds and music in courtly life across Europe in a transdisciplinary, team-based approach that brings together art history, general history, literary history, and music history.
In the project conference, we hope to unite as many strands of court studies as possible and invite speakers from any discipline engaged with the long fourteenth century (c. 1280-1450) to join us in exploring phenomena of late medieval courtly life from a transdisciplinary angle.
Submissions for papers may address (but need not be limited to) one or several of the following strands:
New and unusual methodological approaches to the study of European courts and court cultures
Blurring anachronistic boundaries set by modern scholarship
Consciously exploring the interstitial spaces of the sacred-secular, courtly-urban-rural, virtuous-obscene, courtly-uncourtly-pastoral
Forging links between liturgy, sound/music and space/architecture
Music and the senses at court
Space and place, visibility and invisibility, hearing and overhearing, silence and noise in late medieval courtly life
Gender, genealogies, sexualities, marriage and celibacy at secular and ecclesiastical courts
Court careers, courtly roles and their performativity
Court communications: speech and language, multilingualism, speaking and singing, crimes of speech and slander
Patronage, performance and cultural productions at courts: art, literature, music and entertainment, courtly diversions and their audiences
Memory, identity and lineage
Courtly ecologies of sounds, bodies, materials, identities, power
Economics of the court; the court and the city; the court and the countryside
The geography and limits of the court: boundaries, definitions, territories, institutions
Courtly alterity: courtly discourses on race, sexuality, (social) differences and disability
European courts and court studies in a global context
Send abstracts of 250-400 words to Martha Buckley, project support (martha.buckley -at- humanities.ox.ac.uk). Deadline: 5 May 2019.
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