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In the thick of it: a study of hair and its intersections with identity, politics, and culture.

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 5:25pm
Darina Pugacheva/Louisiana State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Hair as a source of a serious study and research is often trivialized and overlooked. The Foreword to the volume entitled Hair: Styling, Culture and Fashion (2008) expresses the idea that “hair [has] exciting and diverse potential as an academic topic […], so critical analysis of its practice and experience provides a fascinating and engaging entry point to contemporary debates around the body and its fashioning” (ix).  It calls for “a serious approach” to hair, as “a subject area richly deserving of new research” (ix).  Indeed, hair is an exciting field of research that recently, mostly due to the rise of fashion and hairstyles of African diaspora, has started to get more recognition.

Kalamazoo 2019: Wounds Visible and Invisible in Late Medieval Christianity

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 3:11pm
Johanna Pollick, University of Glasgow & Hannah Kirby Wood, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

This session at the 2019 International Congress on Medieval Studies examines the many valences of wounds in late medieval Christianity, focusing on themes surrounding wounds and wounding both visible (corporeal and/or material) and invisible (rhetorical and allegorical). The image of the wounded body held a central place in late medieval Christian practice and material culture; the wounds of the crucified Christ were tangible reminders of his Passion and served as foci of veneration, while stigmatic saints and maimed martyrs were marked as holy by means of bodily trauma.

Very Special Episodes Anthology

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:29am
Jonathan Cohn, University of Alberta
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 10, 2018

Very Special Episodes: Event Television and Social Change Anthology

Edited by Jonathan Cohn and Phil Scepanski 


Abstracts/Proposals (300 words) due December 10th.

Chapters (no longer than 6000 words) due April 1st

Please submit queries and proposals to:  cohn@ualberta.caand


NeMLA 2019 panel: In Relation: Sisters and Sisterhood

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:04am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This pre-approved panel seeks to build on and extend the scholarship on sister relationships in literature as presented in such critical works as Sarah Annes Brown’s Devoted Sisters: Representations of the Sister Relationship in Nineteenth-century British and American Literature (2003), among other studies. The focus of the panel is on literature of the Victorian period to the 1920s, and welcomes studies from different national streams.

Edited Collection on the Ethical Legal and Social Implications of Emerging Technologies

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:19am
ELSIET research group Deakin University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: Edited Collection on the Ethical Legal and Social Implications of Emerging Technologies


Emerging technologies in robotics, genomic and reproductive medicine, and urban design are changing the ways humans relate to one another, our communities, future persons, and our environment. Ethics is fundamentally relational, and societies are structured through negotiating the multiplicity of relationships, shared customs, and laws that are intended to promote wellbeing. As such, shifts in those fundamental relationships arising from the introduction of new technologies, or novel application of existing technologies, have enormous ethical, legal and social implications.


Vernacular Devotional Cultures Sessions - 9-12 May 2019 - 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 9:17am
Vernacular Devotional Cultures Group
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Vernacular Devotional Cultures Group

ICMS 2019

The Vernacular Devotional Cultures Group is organizing the following three special sessions at the 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo in May 2019. The VDCG sponsors sessions on medieval mystics and mysticism and showcases recent scholarship on vernacular spiritual traditions in medieval Western Europe.

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words and a completed Participant Information Form to Dr Catherine Annette Grisé ( by 15 September 2018. Electronic submissions are preferred.

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