CFP: Samemes Conference 2012

The 2012 SAMEMES International Conference, ‘Literature, Science and Medicine in the Medieval and Early Modern English Periods’,  will take place in Lausanne, 27 – 29 June 2012.

We invite you to submit a proposal of not more than 300 words, including your name, title and institutional affiliation (where relevant) and a brief biography (max. 100 words).
Proposals for full panels are very welcome. These should include three proposed speakers, including, or in addition to, a chair and/or a respondent. Individual papers will be grouped with two others, and each paper should last no more than 20 minutes. A session of three papers will last 1.5 hours, and will include time for discussion and debate.

A selection of papers from the conference will be published in SPELL (Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature). For more information on SAMEMES and how to become a member, please consult the SAMEMES website at:

We are pleased to announce the participation of seven eminent, guest speakers : Vincent Barras (University of Lausanne), Margaret Healy (University of Sussex), Tony Hunt (University of Oxford), Eric Masserey  (Lausanne), Carole Rawcliffe (University of East Anglia), Jennifer Richards (Newcastle University) and Heirinch von Staden (Princeton University). For more information about these keynote speakers, whose varied research interests reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the conference, please consult the website at:

Conference organizers:

Dennis Renevy, Professeur ordinaire Medieval Literature             (

Rachel Falconer, Professeur ordinaire Modern English Literature  (

CFP Deadline: December 15. Please submit proposals of no more than 300 words at

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