Malory 2019

'Malory at 550: Old and New'
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS, Canada
8-10 August 2019
Hosted by Cory James Rushton and K. S. Whetter
Plenary lecture by Andrew Lynch

Depending on precisely when in that infamous ninth year of Edward’s reign Sir Thomas Malory completed his work, 2019 marks perhaps the 550th anniversary of Le Morte Darthur. Accordingly, we mark the occasion with a special conference, and are pleased to invite proposals on any aspect of Sir Thomas Malory’s Morte Darthur: text(s), contexts, old or new critical approaches.

Send proposals of 250 words, along with contact details, to Cory and Kevin: and

**Deadline extended:  Proposals are due no later than 20 January 2019**



Accommodation is available in campus dorms at various levels of privacy and comfort, or in one of Wolfville's Bed and Breakfasts. Only a few residence rooms have air-conditioning, and the last couple of Augusts have seen average temperatures of anywhere between 23 and 28 degrees: in British terms, hot: 73-82. Sometimes the heat is accompanied by humidity, sometimes not: so book early, or book a B&B if you require air conditioning!

Standard Residence: these residences are rooms with either one or two single beds and, generally, a shared toilet.
Single: $55.00
Shared: $75.00 (maximum 2 people)

Fancier rooms: Roy Jodrey:  (based on availability at time of booking)
Single: $70.00
1 bedroom suite: $140.00
2 bedroom suite: $210.00
3 bedroom suite: $280.00

All rooms in Roy Jodrey have one double bed and are air conditioned. A one-bedroom suite is an en-suite room with 1 double bed.  The other 2 bedrooms will remain locked.  If a two-bedroom suite is booked, then 2 bedrooms (1 double bed in each room) will be opened and the third room will remain locked.

These rates are per night and do not include tax (of 15%). Book directly through Destination Acadia.
Anyone from North America can also call the Acadia Box Office to reserve.  The toll-free number is 1-800-542-8425.

Off-campus Bed Breakfasts:

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Wolfville is approximately 70-minutes from Halifax's Stanfield International Airport.

NB that British travelers may now require an entrance visa even for short trips to Canada. Please check when arranging your travel.

Closer to the conference, Cory and I will explore the possibility of arranging coach-transport from the airport to Wolfville should it look like several of you will be arriving at once.

Otherwise, one can book a taxi or shuttle from any number of companies, though Wolfville’s Wood’s Limousine is reliable (

Food and Drink:

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