John Cassian famously declared that, like a hunter's bow, the hermit must not remain taut: just as a bow must be unstrung to retain its flexibility, so must the holy man relax at times to retain his spiritual suppleness. Benedict had structured leisure time into daily life in his Rule, and periods of recreation and ludi were allowed in the constitutions and traditions of every order. However, recreation could also be abused, licit leisure transformed into acadia and idleness; this problem was compounded by scholastic debates over the moral problems of leisure activities. (When was play a virtue?
The organizing committee is proud and excited to invite you to the fourth annual Four Corners Conference on Globalization, with the theme this year being "Culture and Ethnicity". On October 26 and 27, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, Colorado, will convene this fourth regional conference which is designed to permit multiple disciplines to share perspectives on themes involving globalization.
CFP: MODERNIST MAGAZINES IN THE AMERICAS: POINTS OF DEPARTURE
Wednesday 12 December 2012, Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, UK
CALL FOR PAPERS – DEADLINE 1 OCTOBER 2012
Suzanne Churchill (Davidson College)
Alan Golding (University of Louisville)
Andrew Thacker (De Montfort University)
MarineLives - Call for Project Volunteers
We are recruiting volunteer project experts, project facilitators and project associates for MarineLives, a project using collaborative transcription, linkage and enrichment of High Court of Admiralty primary manuscripts, 1650-1669.
MarineLives is an innovative academic project for the collaborative transcription, linkage and enrichment of primary manuscripts, which were originated in the High Court of Admiralty, London, 1650-1669. The end product will be a publicly and freely available online academic edition.
Tampa Review Online is a brand new online review from the University of Tampa's MFA in Creative Writing. We are the literary cousin of the print Tampa Review. We read year round and publish 2 poems, (6-8 pieces on total of poetry, fiction, non-fiction and visual art) every 2 weeks, or about 42 poems a year. We can be found online at tampareviewonline.org, and submissions are accepted through our software at tampareviewonline.org/submissions.
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
44th Annual Convention
21-24 March 2013
Host Institution: Tufts University
Call for Papers:
Adapting Classical Myths and Themes in Canadian Literature
The new editorial team of the Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing /Rédactologie invites submissions for its inaugural special issue on representations of others' talk and text. Specifically, this issue will focus on those shifting practices and perspectives that impinge on or challenge public and institutional discussions of borrowed language. The inter-animated workings of online discourse, renewed debates about copyright law and new sites of collaborative writing, alongside perennial concerns about student writing, suggest that conceptions of linguistic borrowing need further consideration.
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
February 8-9, 2013
Was it why I sometimes felt as weary of America as if I too had landed in what was now South Carolina in 1526 or in Jamestown in 1619? Was it the tug of all the lost mothers and orphaned children? Or was it that each generation felt anew the yoke of a damaged life and the distress of being a native stranger, an eternal alien?
--Saidiya Hartman, Lose Your Mother
We are not the same. I am an alien.
--Lil' Wayne, "Phone Home"
Reconstruction 13.2: Exploring Digital Narcissisms
The International Conference on Technological Advances in Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering (TAEECE2013)
Mevlana University, Konya, Turkey
May 9-11, 2013
The proposed conference on the above theme will be held at Mevlana University, Konya, Turkey from May 9-11, 2013 which aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications. All the papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference and in SDIWC digital library.
Multilingual Early Middle English
This panel is interested in papers that reimagine the boundaries of Early Middle English in a multilingual milieu. We are interested in papers that think about multilingualism on the page, multilingual texts in one manuscript, or how multilingualism can make Early Middle English an interesting expertimental zone for code-switching and mixed language. We are also interested in how other media (music, visual, etc.) may also help reimagine multilingualism and the production of early Middle English.
Please send abstracts to: firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15
Rereading the Ormulum (Bodleian Library MS Junius 1)
The Conference Conveners have decided to expand the event's capacity and accept more proposals for papers and panels.
The new deadline for submissions is 24 August 2012.
Call for Papers
Gothic Antipodes: An Interdisciplinary Conference
The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its inaugural conference, to be held at the Stamford Plaza Hotel, Auckland, on 22-23 January 2013.
Keynote speaker: Professor Ken Gelder (University of Melbourne).
We welcome papers that address emotions and affectivity in the cult of the saints. Topics might include the humors, affective meditation; shrines as sites for the performance of affect; liturgical rituals and festivals as education in affect; emotion in the range of hagiographic genres and allied genres. Pity, anger, fear, awe, hatred, mercy, disdain, love etc. all welcome, but also the intentional deformation or absence of affect.