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Postsecular Studies and the Rise of the English Novel, 1719-1897 (July 11-August 5 2016)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 4:33pm
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar

What role do religion and secularization play in the rise of the novel? This seminar takes up the insights of postsecular studies to help scholars explore this question in new ways: in Misty Anderson's words, reading religion into rather than out of history, and as Danièle Hervieu-Léger puts it, attending to signs of religion's profound and often surprising transformations in modernity.

CFP, Native Testimony, Princeton, May 5-6, 2016—Extended deadline, Feb. 15

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 4:09pm
Princeton American Indian Studies Working Group

We are seeking papers for "Native Testimony," the second graduate conference of the Princeton American Indian Studies Working Group. "Native Testimony" will be held at Princeton University from May 5-6, 2016, and will feature work on Native American and Indigenous Studies topics by graduate students, as well as remarks from faculty commentators. Our keynote speaker will be Christine DeLucia, Assistant Professor of History at Mt. Holyoke College.

CFP: "Health's Borders", Health Tomorrow, Volume 4 (May 15th, 2016)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 2:52pm
Health Tomorrow: Interdisciplinarity and Internationality

CFP: "Health's Borders", Health Tomorrow, Volume 4 (2016)
Health Tomorrow: Interdisciplinarity and Internationality
York University, Toronto, Canada
Submission Deadline: May 15th, 2016

Borders are constructed to regulate the movement of people, resources, and information, as well as to structure and appraise different forms of knowledge. They can also be used to isolate the causes of adverse health effects, protect equitable standards, recognize different health needs, and preserve the right to self-determination and privacy.

Extended Deadline -- Call for Book Chapters. The Mater Dolorosa: The Representation of the Blessed Mary in Literature and Art

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 12:39pm
Universitas Press

In today's complex world religious discourse is especially crucial, considering that secularism is expanding around the globe. We seek contributions on the representation of the Virgin Mary in World Literature and Art. Comparative approaches are always welcome. Religious and cultural literacy is important for domestic and international politics, the practice of peace, harmony, justice, and social prosperity. Thus, this edited volume will help diminish religious illiteracy. Contributions are welcome from scholars in various disciplines in the humanities.

Utopia for 500 Years

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 11:41am
St. Thomas More College and Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies, University of Saskatchewan

A Conference on Thomas More's Utopia to be held at St. Thomas More College, University Of Saskatchewan, 22-24 September 2016, in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the work's publication.

In the five hundred years since Thomas More published his Utopia, the work has had a profound influence on political and philosophical thought. But it has likewise held an important place in modern aesthetic and cultural developments—in literature, in art, in architecture and design—and has inspired political change, social experiments, and radical countercultural movements.

Protean Desires Symposium, 22nd April 2016, CFP Deadline 15 March 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 6:06am
GENCAS, Swansea University

Protean Desires:
Queering the Body, Transforming the Text
April 22nd 2016
Singleton Abbey, University of Swansea

Keynote Speaker: Professor Stephen Guy-Bray (University of British Columbia) 'The Location of Queerness'

[UPDATE] Edited collection on American Cinema after 9/11. (Deadline February 10 2016)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 6:02am
Terence McSweeney, Southampton Solent University

Submissions are sought for ONE FINAL COMPLETED CHAPTER in a forthcoming edited collection under contract at Edinburgh University Press called American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11. The volume is edited by Terence McSweeney author of The 'War on Terror' and American Film: 9/11 Frames Per Second (EUP, 2014).

The COMPLETED piece should be concerned with films which have directly portrayed the 'War on Terror' onscreen: combat films set in Iraq or Afghanistan, films which have depicted the events of 9/11, cinematic depictions of the CIA or FBI or any topic which would be relevant to this perspective.

The piece can be anywhere between 5,000 and 8,000 words and should reach Dr McSweeney before February 10th 2016.

Rereading Myths at the Beginnings of the 21st Century

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 5:08am
Hyperion University, Bucharest / Hypercultura - Journal

Date: the 9th of June, 2016
Venue: The Faculty of Social, Humanistic and Natural Sciences, Department of "Letters and Foreign Languages"; Str. Calea Călăraşilor, nr. 169, Bucharest, Romania

Martineau Society Conference Birmingham 2016 07/25/16-07/28/16; deadline 05/01/16

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 6:44pm
Martineau Society

The Martineau Society will be hosting its 22nd annual conference in Birmingham, England. The Martineau Society conference is an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the lives, work, and contributions of the Martineau family, including its two most famous and influential members, Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) and James Martineau (1805-1900).

Started by Norwich Unitarians in 1994, the Martineau Society encourages scholarship on the Martineau family and their nineteenth-century context as well as their continuing influence.

Registration open: 'We All Have These Thoughts Sometimes': A conference on Stevie Smith

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 5:53pm
Jesus College, Oxford

We're pleased to announce that registration for the first one-day conference on poet and novelist Stevie Smith (1902-1971) is now open. The programme and a registration link are available at

'We All Have These Thoughts Sometimes': A conference on Stevie Smith
Jesus College, Oxford
11 March 2016

Speakers include Dr Will May, Professor Dame Hermione Lee and Dr Frances Spalding. A range of workshops, arts events and exhibitions are included, as well as a closing performance of 'River Gods' by Simon Rowland-Jones and Hermione Lee.