Renascence, a peer-reviewed critical and scholarly journal, is published by Marquette University as an expression of its Jesuit mission of the search for truth and the exaltation of human dignity. The journal's essays explore how literature is informed by and contributes to our understanding of fundamental questions concerning moral philosophy, theology, and spirituality. Though Renascence is an English language journal and has an emphasis on literature in English, studies on works and authors from a diversity of times, countries, and cultures are welcome. Essays should make a well-defined, original scholarly argument, run 4,000-7,000 words, and document sources using MLA style.
This panel welcomes papers about the poetic and musical lyricism exhibited in the work of SAMLA 87's Co-Creative Plenary, Wyn Cooper. Papers should address Cooper's work in the fields of poetry and/or music, and will be read as part of a roundtable discussion which will undertake an exploration of the intersections of music and poetry. By June 15th, please submit a 200-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Andrea Rogers, Georgia State University, at email@example.com.
SAMLA 87 takes place November 13th-15th at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina. The conference's special focus is "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts."
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, assumed significance for Arabs and Muslims not solely on account of the sheer magnitude of the disaster, that is the extent of the destruction and the number of victims. Rather, Arabs and Muslims have faced repercussions of the attacks in their own, extended communities, for instance discrimination and racial profiling in the U.S. and war and civil strife in Iraq. This panel seeks to illuminate how Arabs and Muslims have been represented in literature and other arts after the events of 9/11 - and how they have represented themselves. How is terrorism, how are conflicts in the Middle East addressed? What is the place of Islam in the texts? Papers on American and non-American works are welcome.
Call for Abstracts
The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America
Boston, 31 March–2 April 2016
We invite paper proposals for a panel on English Broadside Ballads (1500-1800). In particular, we are interested in new approaches to the ballad culture of the early modern period.
Please see Boston 2016 for more information about the conference.
Breaking Through: Impaired/heightened Senses
8-9 January 2016
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, Institut du Monde Anglophone, 6 rue Ecole de Médecine, 75006 Paris, France.
Now accepting submissions for the 2015 issue of Teacher-Scholar. All topics related to state comprehensive universities welcomed. In particular, timely topics include:
*general education reform and revision
Edited by Jennifer Bartlett and George Hart
In the exact center of the U.S., where the west meets the east at the "Crossroads of America," we will hold this year's South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies meeting in Oklahoma City, February 25-27 2016. We invite you to join us.
SCSECS conferences focus on any aspect of the "long" eighteenth century, which we define for practical purposes as the period between 1660 and 1830.
III INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM
"DAYS OF JUSTINIAN I"
"BYZANTIUM AND THE HERITAGE OF EUROPE: CONNECTING THE CULTURES"
Skopje 30-31 October, 2015
"EURO-BALKAN" UNIVERSITY, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia and
UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA, Ravenna Campus-School of Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Italy
With the financial support of the
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia
Special Thematic Strand for 2015
Deadline Extended! June 8, 2015
The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Boston, 31 March–2 April 2016.
In our rapidly shifting culture, what defines the contemporary moment is fluid and impossible to pin down. This conference will look at the relations between newness, sameness, fluidity, and change in cinema and cinematic technologies from all eras. The cinematic apparatus itself is a technology of repetition and replication, and the effects of postmodern culture are marked by self-replication, simulation, and mediation. Postmodernism is about the now, and borrows from the surfaces of history while losing the history itself. Cinema and the cinematic is increasingly marked by intermediality of both culture and "text" and constant expansion of what these terms can mean.
SEMA 2015 (October 22-24, Little Rock, Arkansas):
International Association for Robin Hood Studies sponsored session:
Session Topic: "Greenwood Fashion: Clothing, Textiles, Skins, and Furs in the Ongoing Robin Hood Legend"
Reclaiming the "F" Word: Historical and Contemporary Feminist Performance as Theatrical Activism
Conveners: Victoria P. Lantz (Sam Houston State University) and Angela Sweigart-Gallagher (Northeastern Illinois University)
Romanticism and the Arts, an affiliated session of the Keats-Shelley Association of America at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference in Durham, North Carolina, USA (13-15 Nov. 2015)