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About the 2016 Conference

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About the 2016 Conference

Texas A&M University is proud to host the 26th annual conference of the Texas Medieval Association on September 23-25, 2016.  The conference will include free-topic sessions, sessions that engage the conference theme (represented in the graphic above), a prize for Best Paper by a Graduate Student, and dramatic and musical performances.  The submission period and the regular registration period are now closed.  Late registration remains open.

We are honored to feature a keynote address by musicologist and music historian Nancy van Deusen: “‘We Prefer Gods We Can See’: Forma, Figura, and Music’s Representational Power.”  Professor van Deusen holds the Louis and Mildred Benezet Chair in the Humanities at Claremont Graduate University.

For more information, see the menu items to the left of this page.  We look forward to welcoming colleagues from all over Texas, and far beyond, to College Station.


This website was designed by Bryan Tarpley of Halcyon Digital Solutions and is maintained by webmaster Kathy Torabi.  TEMA 2016 is made possible by the support of the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, the Department of English, the Department of Performance Studies, the Glasscock Center Medieval Studies Working Group, and Liberal Arts IT, and by the work of the Logistics Committee: Michaela Baca, Emily Bartz, Caitlin Brenner, Derek Brown, Crystal Bustamante, Rachelle Cates, Nicole Ethier, Melissa Filbeck, Nicole Hagstrom-Schmidt, Grace Heneks, Becca Kempe, Lauren Liebe, Sophia Martínez, Alexandra Matheny, Randal McDonald, Sally Schutz, Fran Thielman, and Kathy Torabi.  Thanks are due to the judges of the graduate student paper prize (see list here), to Melissa Filbeck for directing the MacKaye play performance and to the Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts for funding it, to Robert Boenig and Heartsease, and to Caitlin Brenner, Karen Bollermann, Cary Nederman, Rashelle Spear, Kathy Torabi, Nancy Bradley Warren, and Jennifer Wollock for input during advance planning.  Much extremely valuable help has been given by Bailey Woods, the TEMA President’s Assistant.