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Call for Papers for the 2017 MLA in Philadelphia

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Please consider sending an abstract for the upcoming Medieval Iberian Forum and Special Session Panels for the 2017 MLA Conference in Philadelphia.

  • New Currents in Medieval Iberian Studies
    Papers on new works, new methodologies, or new critical approaches to Medieval Iberian literature or culture(s). Title and abstract of approximately 250 – 500 word by 15 March 2016; Connie L. Scarborough (
  • Female Power: Lost, Found, Imagined
    Exploring intersections of medieval women’s cultural productions and female power, imagined/articulated/represented/mythologized by women writers/patrons. Brief CV, 300-word abstract by 10 March 2016; Emily Francomano ( and Cristina Guardiola (
  • Medieval Iberian Boundary Conditions & its Crossings
    Boundaries that constrain and enable the “medieval” and “Iberian” and their crossings: medieval/modern divide; global/transcontinental presences; conditions that re/define the field and its futures. abstract, CV by 15 March 2016; Nadia Altschul (

2016 John Walsh Prize

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

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MLA Forum LLC Medieval Iberian awards the 2016 Walsh Prize to Professor Sarah J. Pearce, New York University, for her article “In a Better and Older Language: The Redemptive Potential of Arabic and Its Translated Fictions,”  La corónica 43 (2014): 179-99.









The John K. Walsh Award

This award is given annually to the author of an outstanding article published in the previous volume of La corónica. The selection of the recipient of this award is made by the Executive Committee of the MLA Division on Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures and Cultures in memory of distinguished medievalist John K. Walsh (1939-1990). The tribute is celebrated every year with a reception at the Modern Language Association Convention.


Call for Papers for the 2016 MLA

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Call for Papers for the 2016 MLA in Austin


Medieval Iberian Creators and Their Publics
Seeking papers on the relationship between publics, audiences, and the creators or makers of medieval texts, such as scribes, artists, and musicians. Abstracts of 250 words. by 15 March 2015; Jean Dangler (

New Currents in Medieval Iberian Studies
New work, issues or approaches in medieval Hispanic or Iberian studies. abstract by 15 March 2015; Michelle M. Hamilton (

Special Session

Making the Middle Ages: Medievalism and the Modern World
Papers to address the construction and manifestation of the Iberian middle ages in contemporary society, literature, and culture. Abstracts by 15 March 2015; Cristina Guardiola (