category: classical studies

Modalities: Politics and Poetics, 18-19 Sept 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University English Graduate Symposium
contact email: 
submissions@modalities2015.com

This is a symposium about –alities. Now commonplace, terms like temporality, governmentality, positionality, and so on have made their way into literary studies and the humanities more broadly. The broadening of scholarship beyond the human now underway requires that we take a fresh look at the poetics and politics of interpretation, whether or not our scholarship studies the nonhuman explicitly. At the precise moment at which we are being told to look “outside,” we need to get clear again: what is this outside? Is it thinkable? Can we say what we have been saying in such a climate?

Reminder: Edited Collection / Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale [Abstracts May 29th]

full name / name of organization: 
North Carolina State University
contact email: 
globalspatialscale.collection@gmail.com

We are seeking essays for an edited collection titled Rethinking Globalization and Spatial Scale. The goal of the volume is to bring together interdisciplinary research on globalization spanning the humanities and social sciences that foregrounds theoretical and methodological conceptualizations of scale—how people, capital, goods, material infrastructure, ideas, and power aggregate along or slide among different degrees or levels of attachment, from personal to local to national to transnational.

LITCRI '15 / IV. Literary Criticism Conference

full name / name of organization: 
DAKAM
contact email: 
info@litcriconference.org

LIT CRI '15 Call for Papers: MEMORY AND LITERATURE

[UPDATE] Session on "Food, Feasting and the Flesh: Between Conflict and Communion": Leeds IMC 2016, 4-7 July

full name / name of organization: 
Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
contact email: 
yashihliu@ntu.edu.tw

This sponsored session by the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the 2016 International Medieval Congress at Leeds (4-7 July) welcomes proposals that consider the var

Leeds IMC 2016, 4-6 July: Session on "Food, Feasting and the Flesh: Between Conflict and Communion"

full name / name of organization: 
Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
contact email: 
yashihliu@ntu.edu.tw

This session welcomes proposals that consider the various ways in which writers have explored the paradoxical notions engendered in the consumption of food in social and religious contexts in the Midd

[Update] SCLA: "Positions" October 15-17, 2015,

full name / name of organization: 
SCLA
contact email: 
scla2015@mcneese.edu

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 10

SLCA: "Positions" October 15-17, 2015 (New Orleans)
full name / name of organization:
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts (SCLA)
contact email:

Alchemy in Harry Potter

full name / name of organization: 
Anne Mamary and Christine Myers/Monmouth College
contact email: 
alchemy@monmouthcollege.edu

Call for papers for a multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary collection of essays on alchemy in the Harry Potter novels.

MLA Options for Teaching Volume on Teaching Space, Place, and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Robert T. Tally Jr.
contact email: 
robert.tally@txstate.edu

Essay proposals are invited for Teaching Space, Place, and Literature, a volume in the MLA’s Options for Teaching series to be edited by Robert T. Tally, Jr.

[UPDATE] Shakespeare and Utopia RSA 2016 (Boston 3 Mar-2 Apr) Deadline Extended

full name / name of organization: 
Renaissance Society of America
contact email: 
delilah.brataas@hist.no

Panel for the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Boston, 31 March–2 April 2016.

Poverty in Literature, Arts and the Media

full name / name of organization: 
Inter Artes - Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia - Università di Cassino
contact email: 
lab.interartes@gmail.com

The poor in literature, arts and in the media:
Artistic and social representations of poverty

CFP - From Margin to Center: Telling our Stories as a Form of Activism

full name / name of organization: 
DIVAS - Distinguished, Intellectual, Virtuous, Academic, Sistas
contact email: 
drdivas@gmail.com

The 4th Annual DIVAS Conference: From Margin to Center: 
Telling our Stories as a Form of Activism 
September 12, 2015 
 

Image Matter: Art and Materiality (Manchester 6 November 2015, CfP: 1 August)

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Art Historians
contact email: 
ImageMatterAAH@gmail.com

Image Matter: Art and Materiality
AAH New Voices Conference
MIRIAD, Manchester Metropolitan University
6 November 2015

Keynote: Professor Carol Mavor (University of Manchester)

Reading the Queer in Literature, Film, Culture and Theory [Journal Issue & Ed. Vol.]

full name / name of organization: 
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies [http://theapollonian.in]
contact email: 
apollonianjournal@gmail.com, subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com, mmm.saikatguha@gmail.com

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
[http://theapollonian.in]
Vol. 2, Issue 2

Reading the Queer in Literature, Film, Culture and Theory
[Journal Issue & Ed. Vol.]

Philosophy and Poetry (Edited Volume) [Deadline 15 Aug. 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
Subashish Bhattacharjee & Saikat Guha (University of North Bengal, India)
contact email: 
subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com, mmm.saikatguha@gmail.com

Philosophy and Poetry (Edited Volume)

[UPDATE] SAMLA 87, 13-15 Nov. 2015--Shared Politics: Political Adaptations, Appropriations, and Influences

full name / name of organization: 
Phillip Zapkin
contact email: 
pzapkin@mix.wvu.edu

This panel seeks interesting and innovative papers in the field of adaptation studies.

CFP: International Research in Education

full name / name of organization: 
International Research in Education
contact email: 
ire@macrothink.org

International Research in Education is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, and scholarly journal. The journal publishes high quality, original works in education.

RSA 2016 Panel: Receptions of Classical Texts on the Early Modern English Stage

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Beier / Washburn University
contact email: 
ben.beier@washburn.edu

Generations of scholars have worked to uncover the presence of classical sources in early modern English drama. And Shakespeare studies, in particular, has labored to undo the impression that Shakespeare had ‘small Latin and less Greek.’ Recent work not only has revealed classical antecedents, but also has argued about the function of such sources within plays. This panel seeks papers that add to our understanding of the role of classical texts on the early modern stage. For example, are there instances in which the function of classical texts has been misunderstood by critics? In what ways did early modern playwrights productively misunderstand sources? Are there influential sources or traditions that have been overlooked (perhaps ones not part of grammar or university curricula, or non-literary sources)? How and why do early modern playwrights yoke classical texts with biblical and patristic sources and/or with medieval and contemporary influences? Last of all, Colin Burrow recently suggested that “editors are increasingly prone to downplay classical influences.” Is this true, and if so, how might it influence future work on early modern drama’s reception of classical texts?

Please submit a 150-word abstract and a short CV to ben.beier@washburn.edu by May 31, 2015.

Foundation Essay Prize 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
contact email: 
journaleditor@sf-foundation.org

We are pleased to announce the return of our essay competition.

Comparative Drama Special Issue Deadline 10/1/15

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Drama
contact email: 
comparative-drama@wmich.edu

Call for Papers: The Actor in the Interval

Communities of Practice: Toward a Local and Global Digital Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Cogent Arts & Humanities OA
contact email: 
mauro@psu.edu

Communities of Practice: Toward a Local and Global Digital Humanities

BJLL Vol. VII (2015) - Call for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language
contact email: 
webbjll@gmail.com

The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published annually, both electronically and in print.

[UPDATE] Digital Animals: Inhabiting the Intersections of Nature, Culture, and Technology. [Due June 1, 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
TRACE Journal - TRACE@UF
contact email: 
mbianchi@ufl.edu

Digital Animals: Inhabiting the Intersections of Nature, Culture, and Technology

Beauty and Belief (deadline for abstracts: July 31; conference: November 5-6, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Office for the Study of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University
contact email: 
daniel_muhlestein@byu.edu

The conference will include a wide variety of sessions and topics on possible connections among (and tension between) literature, aesthetics, theory, and belief, broadly defined.

REMINDER! CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania
contact email: 
journal.on.arts@gmail.com

REMINDER! CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania
Deadline: May 20, 2015
journalonarts.org

Call for contributed papers

The Second Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability - November 1-3, 2015. Fukuoka, Japan. Abstracts Aug 15.

full name / name of organization: 
ESD Focus
contact email: 
secretariat@esdfocus.org

Join us in Fukuoka, Japan for the Second Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability from November 1-3, 2015. Registration includes meals and a city tour.

Full title: Order and Disorder Symposium Date: 6-Nov - 7-Nov 2015 Location: ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba,

full name / name of organization: 
ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba, Tunisie
contact email: 
order.disorder15@yahoo.fr

The study day we organized on April 21st 2015 investigated the theme “Order and Disorder” in different fields.

CFP: Teaching Popular Culture - Update

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
lance.eaton@gmail.com

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on popular and American culture, broadly construed, for its annual fall conference to be held on Friday October 30 and Saturday Oct

RSA 2016 Panel: Of Mongrels and Masterpieces: Hybridity in the Renaissance Due 06/01/15

full name / name of organization: 
Claire Sommers/the Graduate Center, CUNY
contact email: 
csommers@gc.cuny.edu

We are seeking papers that explore the various aspects of hybridity that characterized Renaissance culture.

The Renaissance Virgil (RSA Boston, March 31-April 2, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Joseph M. Ortiz, University of Texas at El Paso
contact email: 
jmortiz7@utep.edu

Papers are sought for an RSA (Renaissance Society of America) session proposal that explore the uses of Virgil in Renaissance literature, art, or music.

Special Issue: MASCULINITIES

full name / name of organization: 
Writing from Below
contact email: 
S.Abblitt@latrobe.edu.au

Writing from Below calls for submissions for a special themed issue on queer and non-normative masculinities – the diversity of masculinities, the disruption of traditional hegemonic hetero

Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
contact email: 
apollonianjournal@gmail.com, subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com, mmm.saikatguha@gmail.com

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
Volume 2, Issue 2 | June/July 2015

FOCUS: Reading Queer in Literature, Film and Culture

Haptics & The Senses - Draft articles are due by 31st July 2015

full name / name of organization: 
HARTS & Minds
contact email: 
editors@harts-minds.co.uk

CFP - Haptics and the Senses

Issue 7. 2016

INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN CINEMA, LITERATURE AND VISUAL CULTURE

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Gilad Padva and Dr. Nurit Buchweitz
contact email: 
giladpadva@gmail.com; nurit@ritukh.co.il

Call for Chapter Proposals: INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS IN CINEMA, LITERATURE AND VISUAL CULTURE

Digital Frontiers (5/15/15; 9/17-19/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Digital Frontiers
contact email: 
Spencer.Keralis@unt.edu

Deadline extended to May 15!

2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association CFP: Subcultures

full name / name of organization: 
Subcultures Section/ Midwest PCA
contact email: 
shiple18@msu.edu

The Subculture Area of the MPCA/MACA requests 150-250 word proposals for papers to be presented at the 2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference.

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