We are delighted to announce that 'Brut in New Troy 2020' - the first scholarly conference devoted to the Brut tradition as a whole - will take place from 26-29 June 2020 at the University of Notre Dame's London Global Gateway (1 Suffolk Street), next to Trafalgar Square. The conference builds on the triennial meetings of the International Lawman’s Brut Society, and while Lawman's Brut remains an important subject of inquiry this event also seeks to bring many more Bruts under the spotlight. The conference aims to promote fruitful conversation among established academics, early career scholars, and graduate students working in a range of disciplines (e.g. English, French, Medieval and Modern Languages, Celtic Studies, History, Art History) and to explore all aspects of the long historiographic, literary, and artistic Brut tradition. In the heart of New Troy, we seek to provide a forum for comparative, multilingual, cross-period, and cross-disciplinary discussion of Brut-related texts and manuscripts, both canonical and less familiar, including early histories of Britain.
We warmly invite submissions for 20-minute papers on any aspect of the Brut tradition. Please see the attached 'call for papers' for details and submission guidelines, and kindly note the deadline for receipt of abstracts (15 October 2019). For full information about the conference, please visit our website: www.brutinnewtroy.com
We very much hope you will be able to join us, and we will look forward to welcoming you in London in June 2020!
With best wishes,
Jaclyn Rajsic and Julia Marvin (organizers).