Call for Papers: Studientag zum Englischen Mittelalter XIV 2012

Dear colleagues and students,

We warmly invite you to the Studientag zum englischen Mittelalter (SEM XIV) which will take place at the Universtiy of Göttingen on March 8-10, 2012.

As usual, the SEM offers a platform for advanced students to present their papers in the field of English Medieval Studies to a forum of students and scholars. Topics may include any area concerning the research and teaching of the language and literature of the Middle Ages in England. Following the procedure of previous years, all papers will be forwarded to all participants before the conference, and will then be presented in a short summary by senior scholars who will then offer their help and comments and lead the discussion. The SEM offers a unique opportunity for up-and-coming medievalists to take the first steps on the academic stage in an open and friendly environment, to test and improve their ideas, and to become part of an inspiring network of scholars. Take the chance!

Everyone interested in submitting a paper should inform us about their intentions (please include a short abstract or a few sentences about the topic, and a working title if possible) until December 10, 2011.

Contributions should be in the form of an .rtf, or .doc, or a .pdf-file of about the length of twenty pages. Please send it to until February 10, 2012.

If you are planning to attend the conference we would be grateful if you could let us know so that we can make the necessary preparations. If you wish to volunteer for the presentation of a student paper please respond to

Please forward this Call for Papers to all those you think may be interested in participating, and especially to those students working on an M.A. or PhD. We are happy about every contribution.

We are looking forward to hearing from you and hope to see as many of you as possible at the SEM in March.