CFP 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 11–14, 2017), Kalamazoo: The Craft (Beer) of Medievalism: Popular Culture, the Middle Ages, and Contemporary Brewing (A Roundtable) According to the Brewers Association, an industry advocacy group, American craft brewing is a rapidly growing $22.3 billion market. As a visit to any store specializing in small-scale beer will affirm, medieval imagery and ideas are frequently invoked in the marketing and conceptions of such beer. This roundtable will explore the multi-faceted intersection of medievalism and the craft beer movement.
NeMLA Annual Convention - Baltimore, MD 23-26 March 2017
Editors Taylor and Nylander seek original essays for an edited collection exploring the the nature of death as well as the character Death, the Horseman, in the television show Supernatural. As death is a constant theme and sometime driver of the show’s narrative, this collection seeks to more fully examine the ways Supernatural represents, personifies, and explores death. This collection is under contract with McFarland Publishers.
Chapters in the proposed collection can focus on one or more of the following categories:
Psychological analyses of death, dying, and grief in the series
The present moment of history is a difficult one to write, particularly for a growing body of North American poets with an increasingly urgent political focus. History, for these poets, consists of a complicated range of catastrophic events in the making, as the convergence of institutional racism, uneven development, and ecological degradation set the conditions for pervasive sense of crisis. The present therefore demands political engagement from a number of angles—racial, economic, ecological, to name a few—at once. The contingencies of the present as a temporal category, more generally, recall the boundary-crossing potential of event-making on the move—history “in solution,” as Raymond Williams put it.
Contemporary poets like J. H. Prynne, Denise Riley, and John Wilkinson have explored the nature and scope of an alternative mode of ‘thinking’ in poetry. Aided by late modernist reformulations of poetic difficulty, these poets continue the Romantic legacy by reconfiguring poetry as essentially theoretical. For the Cambridge school, ‘poetic thinking’ does not involve a simple rehashing of philosophical ideas in poetic diction, but as Simon Jarvis points out, these poems instead of accommodating philosophy within their formal structures are in themselves philosophic. Such a reconsideration of the poem as a cognitive product affords a metaphysical truth that is at once noble and transcendent.
CFP Special Issue of C21: The Literature of the Anthropocene
Intégrité is a scholarly journal published biannually by the Faith and Learning Committee and the Humanities Division at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri. Published both online (www.mobap.edu/integrite) and in print, it welcomes essays for a special issue (Spring 2017) on “Christianity and the Literature of the Vikings.” Essays may explore the intersection of the Christian faith and Old Norse literature. As a faith and learning journal, Intégrité also invites pedagogical essays that address teaching Old Norse literature at faith-based institutions of higher learning.
Some possible topics include:
We are delighted to announce that Libraries: Culture, History, and Society is now accepting submissions for our premiere issue to be published in Spring 2017.
A semiannual peer-reviewed publication from the Library History Round Table of the American Library Association and the Penn State University Press, LCHS will be available in print and online via JSTOR and Project Muse.
This is a call for abstracts for the Roundtable session: "High-impact practices for the 21st century engaged learner" at the upcoming Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Baltimore, Maryland, 23-26 March 2017.
Special issue of Victorian Periodicals Review: “The Arts in the Periodical Press”
In recent years, scholars have increasingly begun to study Victorian music, dance, and architecture for what they can illuminate about literary texts or Victorian culture, and as worthy subjects in their own right. This special issue of Victorian Periodicals Review aims to deepen scholarly understanding of how gender, social class, and other considerations complicated the relation of “the Victorians” to art through a focus on the arts in the periodical press.
41st Comparative Drama Conference
Text & Presentation
Call for Papers
At the upcoming ALA Conference in Boston (May 25-28, 2017), one of the Poe Studies Association’s panels will focus on Poe in the light of anthologies. Earning a living as a professional writer for newspapers and magazines, Poe was constantly occupied with publishing enterprises, and he had his own ideas about anthologizing others (the monumental The Living Writers of America) as well as himself (Tales of the Folio Club, Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, The Raven and Other Poems). Poe was obsessed with displaying both unity and diversity in his body of work, and that literary corpus was both dismantled and reconstructed during his lifetime and afterwards by several influential editors. According to Alan C.
CFP: “The Social Life of Books: Uses of Text and Image Beyond Reading and Viewing”
Session Organizers: Aaron Hyman (University of California, Berkeley), Hannah Marcus (Harvard University), Marissa Nicosia (Penn State University, Abington College)
Saturday, 14 October 2017, 8:30–10:00am
Bibliography Among the Disciplines Conference
12–15 October 2017, Philadelphia, PA
CFP for panel at 2017 ASECS National Conference, March 30-April 2, Minneapolis