Briefly noted: Interesting CFPs

Boccaccio Adaptations Mosaic[Mosaic of Boccaccio adaptations; original flyer here]

We are happy to help spread the word about a few CFPs (Calls for Proposals) of interest to the Global Chaucers community!

Call for Sessions (extended to February 15): Meeting of the BABEL Working Group (Off the Books: Making, Breaking, Binding, Burning, Leaving, Gathering), University of Toronto, October 9-11, 2015 [full CFP here]. Organizers welcome session proposals that creatively interpret the theme “Off the Books.” This might include moving beyond texts to other kinds of visual/digital media — or more broadly, what does it mean for Chaucer to be re-made, unbound, re/collected, etc.

Call for Papers (extended to February 15): The Many Forms of the Decameron: Interpretations, Translations, and Adaptations (Italian Graduate Conference), Johns Hopkins University, April 24-26, 2015 [website here]. Boccaccio in translation/adaptation, from medieval to modern (yes, that could even include Chaucer).

Call for Papers (due April 15): Intentional Congress of the New Chaucer Society, London, July 10-15, 2016 [full list of sessions here]. In addition to Session 65 on “Translating Global Chaucers” (organized by Candace Barrington), there are many other panels of interest to the Global Chaucers community: sessions on pedagogy, translation, history of the English language, and digital cultures.