The study of the mester de clerecía is now 150 years old, the international conference “The Cleric’s Craft: Crossroads of Medieval Spanish Literature and Modern Critique” will be convened in October, 2015 to mark this important milestone, to reassess this literature and its study, as well as to chart new directions for the field.
Organizers seek proposals for 20-minute papers on all aspects of this literature and the context in which it was produced. Papers from related fields (history, musicology, art history, comparative literature, historical linguistics, etc.) will be divided into panels for the conference’s numerous concurrent sessions.
A number of special events including performances, receptions, banquets, and the participation of twenty-two international experts in seven special focus sessions have been specially procured for the conference.