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Ekphrasis and Persuasion: The Dialectic of Eye and Mind in the Psyche of the Literary Text.

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 2:06pm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017


Call for Papers: PAMLA 2017 Annual Conference Special Session


Title of Session:

“Ekphrasis and Persuasion:  The Dialectic of Eye and Mind in the Psyche of the Literary Text.”


This session will explore how history, philosophy, rhetoric and poetics interact in literary texts through the trope of ekphrasis.  It will explore not only ekphraseis that advance poetic and rhetorical arguments across disciplines, but also examine the ongoing dialogue of poet, painter and thinker in our literary traditions.


Authority and Transgression

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:28pm
Modern Horizons
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

 Authority & Transgression (October 2017)


Modern Horizons invites proposals for papers (25-30 minutes long) for our seventh annual conference on ‘Authority & Transgression’ to be held 27-28 October, 2017 at UC Berkeley. Proposals are to be sent to by 31 July, 2017.

UPDATE: Animals in Literature and Film

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 3:57pm
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 14, 2017

This year’s MMLA Animals in Literature and Film panel invites papers engaging in tensions of “human” and “animal” found within a variety of ancient textualities related to the broad field of animal studies. In ancient Greek and Roman society, animals serve important roles, often as a medium in religion, as symbolic function in Greco-Roman mythology, and as poetic symbol in ancient oral tradition and later written literature. Often, animals are given titular roles, and they carry strong symbolic function in the narrative, whether the narrative is oral, written, or artistic.

Classics & Children's Literature Working Group: A Call for Participants

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:16pm
Pegasus: The Reception of Greek & Roman Antiquity in Children's & YA Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Are you interested in writing an article or essay about any aspect of the reception of Greek and Roman antiquity in children’s literature, sharing your ideas, learning about other people’s work, and giving and receiving suggestions as you write?

Members of the Pegasus working group will exchange ideas and drafts electronically between June 2017 and April 2018, and each participant’s piece will ultimately be posted and archived on the Pegasus website (

The Second International Conference on Current Issues of Literature, Translation and Teaching and Learning of Languages

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:30pm
Pazoheshgaran Andishmand Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The conference will be dedicated to current issues of literature, translation and teaching and learning of different languages.

Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of literature, translation and teaching and learning of different languages and dialects in English, Arabic or Persian. Such an approach suggests that a study is no longer limited within a certain field; knowledge from different fields cultivates diversity in a study. Recognizing this trend, the conference organizing committee aims to provide a platform for researchers and scholars from various fields to exchange ideas.

Date: 1-2 February, 2018

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXI, Sept. 21-23 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 4:40pm
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

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Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXI


The University of Virginia’s College at Wise


September 21-23, 2017


Keynote Address


Elizabeth J. Bryan, Brown University


Historiated Bruts: How Manuscript Illustration Twisted History in the fifteenth-Century English Chronicle



Giving Life to Politics: The Work of Adriana Cavarero

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 2:11pm
CAPPE | Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics, & Ethics
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CAPPE (Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics, & Ethics)University of Brighton, UK Giving Life To PoliticsThe Work of Adriana Cavarero19th June - 21st June 2017 Keynote SpeakersAdriana CavareroJudith ButlerBonnie Honnig Adriana Cavarero has been at the forefront of political and feminist philosophy for the past four decades. She works at the interstices of political philosophy, sexual difference theory, post-structuralism, literature and classical thought.

Gravesiana, The Journal of the Robert Graves Society

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:31pm
The Robert Graves Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Gravesiana, The Journal of the Robert Graves Society


Deadline for submission: 30 June 2017


Youth Literature and Media

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:52pm
Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Youth Literature and Media

The Youth Literature and Media Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association invites papers for the 2017 MPCA/ACA conference in St. Louis, MO, October 18-22.

Ecocriticism and World Literature

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:16am
Dr. Manoj Kumar/Dr. Swati Kumari
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Concept Note

Ecocriticism was inaugurated around 1980s as a result of environment revolution that had begun around 1960s after the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. It gives importance to the relationship between human beings and nature, how are human beings affecting nature and vice versa. With time, it impacted in various other disciplines as well thereby evolving as an umbrella term. As an earth-centered approach, it intersected environment and culture and calling for collaboration between natural scientists, writers, literary critics, anthropologists, historians, and more.