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WINNOWING CHAFF: Constructing Morals and Contesting Universals in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales [deadline: September 1st]

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 3:56pm
46th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 12-15, 2011)

Considering The Canterbury Tales exclusively, this panel seeks to investigate Chaucer's engagement with the epistemological and ontological debate over universals. The works of Geoffrey Chaucer are heavily influenced by Platonic, Aristotelian, and Boethian philosophies; these philosophical authorities inform Chaucer's poetic meaning. Because The Canterbury Tales is situated in the midst of long-evolving and newly emerging philosophical debates, such as the dispute between Realists and Nominalists, any morality extracted from the tales must be understood in accordance with the (textual) construction of meaning.

UPDATE--CFP Caribbean Mothering

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 11:38am
Dorsía Smith Silva

We are seeking submissions for an edited collection on Caribbean Mothering and invite you to submit.

Editors : Dorsía Smith Silva and Simone A. James Alexander
Publication Date : Fall 2012


Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 9:33pm
22nd Annual Tufts University English Graduate Organization Conference

Thursday, October 21, 2010
Keynote Address: Professor Martin Puchner, Harvard University

Bad Taste: we know it when we see it, and yet we do not always know what to do with it. Sometimes celebrated and sometimes repudiated, the forms, genres, images, and topics associated with the category of bad taste are always provocative.

In celebration of our conference's 22nd Anniversary, we are interested in investigating bad taste. We seek to explore the ways in which bad taste is identified and utilized. How does the category of taste create and reify genres? What role does taste play in a consumer society? If Bad Taste can evoke shame or pride, how do we evaluate or classify it in terms of affect?

Call for Movie Reviews

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 11:58am
Jura Gentium Cinema

The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" ( is seeking reviews (between 1500 and 3000 words) for the following movies:

"Shutter Island" by Martin Scorsese. Drama set in 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding on the remote Shutter Island (IMDb).

"Iron Man 2" by Jon Favreau. Billionaire Tony Stark must contend with deadly issues involving the government, his own friends, as well as new enemies due to his superhero alter ego Iron Man (IMDb).

[UPDATE] Romanticism and Evolution

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 11:35am
Romantic Research Group at the University of Western Ontario

Romanticism and Evolution

The Romantic Research Group at the University of Western Ontario invites paper proposals for an international conference, "Romanticism and Evolution." The meeting will convene 12-14 May 2011 at Windermere Manor, next to Western's main campus in London, Ontario, Canada.

UPDATE: New Special Topic Sessions, C.F.Ps
• Steven Bruhm (Western): "Dance Evolutions"
• Jared McGeough (Western/Regina): "Spinoza and Romanticism"
• Joshua Shuster (Western): "American Organicism"

Please see the website for information about these sessions, the general call for papers, and submission details. The deadline for all submissions is 1 October 2010.

Homage to Miguel Hernández (1910 - 1942), Deadline: August 8, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 10:14am
Elvia Ardalania & Aitor Larrabide, University of Texas-Pan American, Miguel Hernández Cultural foundation

The present is a cordial invitation to participate in the creation of a book paying homage to Miguel Hernández with the purpose of commemorating and joining the activities surrounding the centennial of his birth. The book, which will be co-edited by Elvia Ardalani and Aitor Larrabide, shall consist of a collection of academic articles and essays based on the topics listed below. The book will be published jointly by the Miguel Hernández Cultural Foundation and University of Texas-Pan American Press.