Harrison Middleton University (www.hmu.edu) is launching a Fellowship in Ideas. This is a writing and discussion project in the humanities designed for a recent university graduate from any field who has an interest in the humanities, interdisciplinary dialogue, and intellectual and professional enrichment.
The art, history, literature, and philosophy of ancient Greece and Rome serve as the foundation of Western civilization. While the Classics have had a tremendous influence on subsequent cultures, the academy frequently keeps the discipline of Classics separate from modern literatures and languages. Yet the Classics have always been an integral part of cultural productions and the university itself; the word “academy” even has its origins in Plato. This roundtable will explore the current state of Classics scholarship, focusing on Classics as an area of study as well as its place in contemporary academia. Possible approaches include:
· Defining the Classics
· Current research trends in Classics scholarship
The ancient Greek word topos is commonly translated as “place” and referred to a region, site, or geographical position. While the ancient Greek language is long gone, the term topos has survived and passed into the modern vernacular. Today, the word topos is used in literary theory and refers to any common literary theme or motif. This passage of the term for “place” into literary analysis is the natural extension of how the Classics viewed space, as they defined their world through fictions and mythology. The flora and fauna found in the pastoral realm had their origins in various myths, while the city gave the temple a central location and tie its central civic and religious festival to theatre.
Please consider submitting an abstract to the following session at the NeMLA's 49th Convention that will take place April 12-15, 2018, in Pittsburgh, PA:
Ancient Myth and National Spaces in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
In this current age of resurgent nationalism, questions of national origin and legitimation take on a new importance. This panel, which welcomes submissions from scholars working within or across different national literary traditions, will explore the use of ancient myth in justifications of territorial conquests and the defense and legitimation of national spaces.
Issues that papers may address include (but are not limited to):
Ancient and pseudo-ancient foundation myths
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.
Appel à communications : « La foi et le littéraire : Quêtes et défaites spirituelles dans les littératures », colloque annuel de la revue Post-Scriptum, Université de Montréal, 26-27 avril 2017
Colloque organisé par Gabriel Tétrault (Doctorant, littérature comparée, Université de Montréal), Louis-Thomas Leguerrier (Doctorant, littérature comparée, Université de Montréal) et Laurence Sylvain (Doctorante, littérature comparée, Université de Montréal)
This past spring, NYU's Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Interdisciplinary Network (or MARGIN) held its first annual Symposium on the afterlife of Ovid in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. We were delighted to present seven engaging student papers, as well as a keynote from Dr. Ana Pairet of Rutger’s University. The papers included topics as wide ranging as objectumsexuality in Pearl and the Roman de la Rose, so-called “hermaphrodite sin” in Inferno, and transgressive artists in the work of Spencer.
This year's theme is "kindness."
Specific to Goddess Studies, what are some of the ways women have been portrayed as kind in religious and mythic narrative or iconography? In which ways has the personification of kindness-as-feminine been damaging to women's roles in the larger socio-political context? Does this have specific implications for narratives including LGBTQ and people of color? Are there any narratives of figures which the mainstream has adopted as malevolent, but actually have much more nuanced and complicated histories? Send your proposal to Angela Sells (email@example.com.
42nd Comparative Drama Conference
Text & Presentation
Call for Papers
April 5-7, 2018
2018 Keynote Event
April 6, 2017 8 p.m. (followed by a reception)
Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 December 2017
‘Memories of Empire’
INTERNATIONAL MEDIEVAL CONGRESS 2018, LEEDS
Cerae: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is sourcing submissions to participate in a panel focused on ‘Memories of Empire’ for the IMC Conference at the University of Leeds (2-5 July, 2018). The focus of our panel is on the ways in which individuals or collectives used, or were influenced by, recollections and remnants of the Roman Empire.