Free Will, defined by Dante's Virgilio as the noble power to guide and constrain the soul's natural inclination and desires (Purg 18.73), holds a place of central concern in the Commedia. Elaborating on Marco Lombardo's discourse, the roman poet asserts that it is Free Will that accounts for the justice in feeling joy for doing good and misery for doing ill. While offering a general outline of the fundamental importance of Free Will in the ethical and moral rationale for the fate of departed souls, the pilgrim's first guide promises that Beatrice will provide clarity on this and other topics of particular complexity beyond the purview of his Classical pagan understanding.
The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) has recently added Classics as a secondary area of inquiry under Comparative Literature. Please consider submitting an abstract for a panel on Greco-Roman Myth in Literature and/or the Arts, which I will be chairing, for the 50th anniversary convention to be held in Washington DC March 21-24, 2019.
Since Classics is a new secondary area of inquiry for NeMLA, this session attempts to cast its net quite broadly. The intention is to appeal to classicists or others dealing with Greco-Roman literature, history, archaeology, and culture and its later reception for abstracts that will have wide appeal to the NeMLA audience.
1818-2018 – the silent revolution: of fears, folly & the female
Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon
5-6 November 2018
In 2018 we celebrate events which took place two hundred years ago: the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the birth of Emily Brontë. While the two events are markedly different, as the former is a tangible work of art and the latter more of a promise of what was to come, both have contributed to challenge and change the conceptions and perceptions of the time, thus performing a silent, subtle revolution in the world of letters.
Women Who Made History
3rd International Conference on Arts and Humanities, 4-7 June 2019, Nicosia, Cyprus
Call for Papers–2019 Conference 43rd Comparative Drama ConferenceText & PresentationApril 4-6, 2019Orlando, Florida
2019 Keynote Event
April 5, 2019 8 p.m. (followed by a reception)
Keynote Q&A: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Call for articles/chapters on the concept of “Erasure” (Edited Book)
Ic þa wiht geseah
heo wæs wrætlice
Wundor wearð on wege
on weg feran
wæter wearð to bane
I saw the wight
It was splendidly,
The wonder was on the wave;
going on its way.
water became bone.
— Exeter Book, Riddle #7 (Baum)
14. Meeting on Spanish Humanists
«Distinctive Traits of Humanism in the Iberian Peninsula and Spanish and Portuguese America (16th and 17th Centuries)»
Santiago de Compostela. School of Philology
27th – 28th (thursday / friday) September 2018
PAMLA's Folklore and Mythology session is open to all papers that explore some aspect of ancient or modern folklore or mythology, but we are particularly interested in papers attuned to some facet of the conference theme, "Acting, Roles, Stages."
The 116th Annual PAMLA conference will take place on Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.
Please submit your proposal to the PAMLA website, at http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas
Pleas contact Charles Hoge (at email@example.com) if you have any questions.
Women Warriors and Popular Culture: Representations across Time and Space
Panel Proposed for the Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area
Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
2018 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Worcester State University, Worcester, Massachusetts
19-20 October 2018
Proposals due 1 June 2018