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​International Congress


The XXVIth Arthurian Congress of the International Arthurian Society will be held at Catania-University, Sicily, from July 19-25, 2020.

The deadline for proposals is 31 October, 2019.

The congress themes are as follows:

Arthurian Alterities

Arthurian Iconographies

Retelling, resumption, repeating

Paratexts in Arthurian manuscripts

Places of Arthurian emotion


Plenary lectures

Carlos Alvar (Genève)

Keith Busby (Wisconsin)

Annie Combes (Nantes)

Anatole Pierre Fuksas (Cassino)

Matthias Mayer (Wien)

Antonio Piolett (Catania)


10 minutes walk from the Cathedral square you find the Monastery of San Nicolò l’Arena, a late baroque monument and one of the biggest Benedictine monastery in Europe. The construction of the building started in 1500 and has continued until today. It is an example of architectonical integration of different styles through different epochs: you can find a roman house, the cloisters and a roof garden. The monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It hosts the Department of Humanities of the University of Catania.


Full details are available at the conference website: http://iascongress2020.unict.it The deadline for proposals is 31 October, 2019.