IMA 2014

31st Annual Illinois Medieval Association Conference

Seduction: The Art of Persuasion in the Medieval World

We are pleased to announce the 2014 annual conference of the Illinois Medieval Association, co-sponsored by the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC). The conference will take place on the UIC campus February 21-22, 2014.    Presenters:  Please consider submitting a revised version of the paper you presented.  See the CFP EMS on this site.

This year’s theme is “Seduction: The Art of Persuasion in the Medieval World.” We encourage proposals that engage with the rhetoric and representation of seduction and persuasion in all aspects of medieval discourse: literature, art, history, and culture. Papers from all disciplines are welcome.  Preference is given to submissions closely related to the conference theme, but abstracts on any aspect of medieval studies are welcome.  See the Call for Papers page for more information.

Barbara H. Rosenwein, Professor of History at Loyola University Chicago, is the keynote speaker. KEYNOTE: Friday afternoon, February 21, 4:30, Daley Library, Room 1-470, UIC Campus.  Reception will follow.


The Illinois Medieval Association is co-sponsor of the Illinois Medieval Association Conference.

Since 1983, IMA has promoted medieval studies in Illinois and the Midwest, hosting an annual meeting and publishing proceedings from those meetings in Essays in Medieval Studies (EMS).

Please see the Illinois Medieval Association webpage for more information about the IMA, including officers, past meetings, and Essays in Medieval Studies.

Important Dates

DECEMBER 15, 2013 — Deadline to Submit Abstracts (Send to:

February 9, 2014 — Registration Deadline (Register here:

February 20, 2014 — Late Registration Deadline (Register here:

February 21-22, 2014 — Conference on the UIC Campus

Questions ?  Contact the conference organizer, Elizabeth Dolly Weber:, or

Art: “Eve,” Charles F. Jurgus