Monday, 13 June 2016

The 15th Biennial Romance in Medieval Britain Conference, 16th-19th August 2016.

Welcome to the website for #MedRom2016.

The 15th Biennial Romance in Medieval Britain brings more than 60 scholars from 7 different countries to present their research in the field of Medieval Romance in Britain. Romance, a wide-spread popular narrative genre within medieval Europe, saw a profound flowering within the literatures of medieval Britain between the twelfth and early sixteenth centuries. Poets produced romances for a wide range of audiences - courtly, gentry, mercantile, and popular - and upon a dizzying range of subject matter. In medieval Britain romances were produced and consumed in Middle English, Anglo-Norman and Continental French, Latin, Norse, Scots, Welsh, Cornish, and Irish, positioning romance as a genre that is reflective of the cultural and linguistic diversity of the medieval British archipelago.

Held in August 2016 at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, in association with the 44th Annual UBC Medieval Workshop.

The conference is held with the welcome support of the UBC Faculty of Arts, UBC Interdisciplinary Program in Medieval Studies, Department of English, Department of History, Department of French, Italian, and Hispanic Studies, and the Department of Art History and Visual Art.

Here you will find information about about the 2016 conference, as well as an introduction to the history of the Romance conference.