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The Craft (Beer) of Medievalism: Popular Culture, the Middle Ages, and Contemporary Brewing (ICMS Kalamazoo 2017)

updated: 
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 12:00pm
Colby College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

CFP 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 11–14, 2017), Kalamazoo: The Craft (Beer) of Medievalism: Popular Culture, the Middle Ages, and Contemporary Brewing (A Roundtable) According to the Brewers Association, an industry advocacy group, American craft brewing is a rapidly growing $22.3 billion market. As a visit to any store specializing in small-scale beer will affirm, medieval imagery and ideas are frequently invoked in the marketing and conceptions of such beer. This roundtable will explore the multi-faceted intersection of medievalism and the craft beer movement.

“Law and Literature” – Transcend “Law” and “Literature”

updated: 
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 3:38am
Lung-Lung Hu
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

ACLA Conference 2017 Annual Meeting

Date: July 6th-9th, 2017

Place: Utrecht University in Utrecht, the Netherlands

Submission: ACLA website (http://www.acla.org) between September 1 and September 23 

Seminar: “Law and Literature” – Transcend “Law” and “Literature”

Law and Literature as an interdisciplinary research has different focuses in Law and in Comparative Literature.

NeMLA 2017 Panel - The Absurd in Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 1:38am
Northeast Modern Language Association - Eyal Handelsman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD 23-26 March 2017

 

Death in Supernatural **DEADLINE EXTENDED** [Edited Collection under contract with McFarland Publishers]

updated: 
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 7:48pm
Mandy Taylor and Susan Nylander
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Project Overview

Editors Taylor and Nylander seek original essays for an edited collection exploring the the nature of death as well as the character Death, the Horseman, in the television show Supernatural.  As death is a constant theme and sometime driver of the show’s narrative, this collection seeks to more fully examine the ways Supernatural represents, personifies, and explores death.   This collection is under contract with McFarland Publishers.

 

Chapters in the proposed collection can focus on one or more of the following categories:

  • Psychological analyses of death, dying, and grief in the series

A Poetics of Emergency

updated: 
Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 9:09am
Melissa Parrish/Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016

The present moment of history is a difficult one to write, particularly for a growing body of North American poets with an increasingly urgent political focus. History, for these poets, consists of a complicated range of catastrophic events in the making, as the convergence of institutional racism, uneven development, and ecological degradation set the conditions for pervasive sense of crisis. The present therefore demands political engagement from a number of angles—racial, economic, ecological, to name a few—at once. The contingencies of the present as a temporal category, more generally, recall the boundary-crossing potential of event-making on the move—history “in solution,” as Raymond Williams put it.

Poetic Thinking (ACLA 2017)

updated: 
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 1:23pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Contemporary poets like J. H. Prynne, Denise Riley, and John Wilkinson have explored the nature and scope of an alternative mode of ‘thinking’ in poetry. Aided by late modernist reformulations of poetic difficulty, these poets continue the Romantic legacy by reconfiguring poetry as essentially theoretical. For the Cambridge school, ‘poetic thinking’ does not involve a simple rehashing of philosophical ideas in poetic diction, but as Simon Jarvis points out, these poems instead of accommodating philosophy within their formal structures are in themselves philosophic. Such a reconsideration of the poem as a cognitive product affords a metaphysical truth that is at once noble and transcendent.

The Literature of the Anthropocene

updated: 
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 5:33am
C21 Literature - Journal of 21st-century Writings
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

CFP Special Issue of C21: The Literature of the Anthropocene

Special Topic: Christianity and the Literature of the Vikings (Spring 2017)

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 6:41pm
Matthew Bardowell / Intégrité: A Journal of Faith and Learning (Missouri Baptist University)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Intégrité is a scholarly journal published biannually by the Faith and Learning Committee and the Humanities Division at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri. Published both online (www.mobap.edu/integrite) and in print, it welcomes essays for a special issue (Spring 2017) on “Christianity and the Literature of the Vikings.” Essays may explore the intersection of the Christian faith and Old Norse literature. As a faith and learning journal, Intégrité also invites pedagogical essays that address teaching Old Norse literature at faith-based institutions of higher learning.

Some possible topics include:

Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 4:32pm
Charles Johanningsmeier / Libraries: Culture, History, and Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 10, 2016

We are delighted to announce that Libraries: Culture, History, and Society is now accepting submissions for our premiere issue to be published in Spring 2017.

A semiannual peer-reviewed publication from the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association and the Penn State University Press, LCHS will be available in print and online via JSTOR and Project Muse.

High-impact practices for the 21st century engaged learner

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 3:00pm
Malama Tsimenis / University of Toronto Scarborough
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This is a call for abstracts for the Roundtable session: "High-impact practices for the 21st century engaged learner" at the upcoming Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Baltimore, Maryland, 23-26 March 2017.

The Arts in the Periodical Press

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 3:00pm
Anna Peak
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Special issue of Victorian Periodicals Review: “The Arts in the Periodical Press”

In recent years, scholars have increasingly begun to study Victorian music, dance, and architecture for what they can illuminate about literary texts or Victorian culture, and as worthy subjects in their own right. This special issue of Victorian Periodicals Review aims to deepen scholarly understanding of how gender, social class, and other considerations complicated the relation of “the Victorians” to art through a focus on the arts in the periodical press.

Poe and Anthologies

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:58pm
Emron Esplin
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

At the upcoming ALA Conference in Boston (May 25-28, 2017), one of the Poe Studies Association’s panels will focus on Poe in the light of anthologies. Earning a living as a professional writer for newspapers and magazines, Poe was constantly occupied with publishing enterprises, and he had his own ideas about anthologizing others (the monumental The Living Writers of America) as well as himself (Tales of the Folio Club, Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, The Raven and Other Poems). Poe was obsessed with displaying both unity and diversity in his body of work, and that literary corpus was both dismantled and reconstructed during his lifetime and afterwards by several influential editors. According to Alan C.

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