The Eleventh Biennial Conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies will take place on 16-17 June 2017 at Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
The theme for this two-day international conference is “Southern
Outlaws,” and proposals are welcome on any aspect of “southern”
outlawry, banditry, piracy, and other transgressive activities and
movements. Such topics spanning the fields of outlaws of the Southern
United States, Australia, and South America are particularly welcome.
Papers are also invited that explore the metaphorical and spatial
conceptions of a “southern” outlaw, especially bad outlaws and trickster
figures, and the ways in which geographical and topographical features
create and foster outlawry. Papers on the Robin Hood tradition are also
welcome. Conference participants will enjoy a variety of peer-reviewed
papers from a number of academic fields: literature, history, folklore,
theatre, music, anthropology, sociology, geography, art history, and
The deadline for abstracts for papers and fully formed sessions is March 1, 2017. Papers from graduate and undergraduate students are particularly welcome.
For more information on the conference and to submit abstracts, please see the conference's webpage: