Thursday, June 25, 2015

Call for Essays: Volume 30 (2015) of The Year's Work in Medievalism

Dear colleagues,

The editors of The Year's Work in Medievalism, a refereed journal published under the auspices of the International Society for the Study of Medievalism, invites essays to be submitted for consideration for publication in its volume 30 (2015). We especially encourage participants at the 29th International Conference (Georgia Tech) and SiM sections at Kalamazoo 2015 to consider sending us revised versions of their conference presentations. However, we will give equal considerations to all other (independent) papers. Please send inquiries and finished papers to E. L. Risden (, and see our website for additional information about the journal and its focus and requirements. Please distribute this invitation widely among your colleagues worldwide. For full consideration, please submit your essay by August 10, 2015.

YWiM provides a codisciplinary medium of exchange for scholars  investigating in the postmedieval reception of medieval culture, scholarly and popular. YWiM invites contributions in the field of medievalism studies, not medieval studies. Thus, while an essay on the medieval Joan of Arc would not be appropriate, we welcome contributions investigating Joan's reputation in early modern Italy, the contexts of her canonization in 1920, or her depiction in a motion picture or as a sculpture in contemporary France.

YWiM is a peer reviewed annual academic journal. Contributions, usually between 3,000 and 4,000 words in length, will be accepted on a year-round basis. Articles should be submitted in electronic form as a Microsoft Word file, typed double spaced (including notes and citations), in Garamond font (12 point), and documented in accordance with theChicago Manual of Style. All submissions are subject to double-blind review, and therefore no identifying information should appear anywhere in the article. Contributors may submit illustrations as part of their texts, but are responsible for ensuring copyright for such materials.

Essays submitted for consideration for publication should be sent to E.L. Risden at
To ensure discovery, public enrichment, and education through original scholarship and research, YWiM makes all publications available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States. This means readers/users may use and cite the essays freely as long as they provide appropriate credit, do not use the essays for commercial purposes, and do not alter, transform, or build upon the essays. Authors retain copyright over the work they publish in YWiM.

With collegial regards,
E. L. Risden and Richard Utz, editors
Shiloh Caroll and Renée Ward, associate editors

Richard Utz co-edits The Year's Work in Medievalism 29 (2014)

Volume 29 (2014) of The Year's Work in Medievalism, edited by E. L. Risden, Gale Sigal, and Richard Utz, with the assistance of our associate editors, Shiloh Carroll and Renée Ward, has just been published. Here is the Table of Contents:
  • E. L. Risden: Introduction
  • Glenn Steinberg: Teaching Shakespeare’s Sources and Contexts 
  • William Hodapp: Shakespearean Medievalism in Performance: The Second Tetralogy 
  • Bonnie J. Erwin: “Is This Winning?”: Reflections on Teaching The Two Noble Kinsmen 
  • Leigh Smith: “The matter that you read”: Saxo Grammaticus as a Source for Shakespeare and a Resource for Teachers of Hamlet 
  • Brandon Alakas: Shakespeare’s Medievalism and the Life Removed: Depictions of Religious in Measure for Measure
  • Karl Fugelso: Cecco Bonanotte’s Moving Illustrations of the Divine Comedy
  • Heta Aali: Early Nineteenth-Century French Historiography and the Case of the Merovingian Queens 
  • Sandra Gorgievski: Secret Gestures and Silent Revelations: The Disclosure of Secrets in Selected Arthurian Illuminated Manuscripts and Arthurian Films 
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