Since Ovid’s first-century Metamorphoses, transformative experiences and transformed selves have been fundamental sites of interest in European literature. At times bewildering, marvelous, and horrid, these physical transformations can invite readers to reconsider their bodies and, because of Ovid’s moral ambiguity, to reconsider their morality and thus to reconsider themselves. The powerful idea of transformation has shaped medieval and early modern thinking, a specter heralding what is yet to come, whether feared or longed for. Transformations can be violent, often involving aggressive bodily catalysts, or even death. But other transformations are rapturous, holy epiphanies. Transformations can be sly and illusory, indiscernible yet suspected.
The Animalizing Literature
CFP for an edited volume of collected critical essays
Submissions are sought from
research scholars, research aspirants and animal advocates
Freiburger Zeitschrift für GeschlechterStudien (fzg)
Call for Papers:
The Place of the Political in Critical Feminist Materialisms
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Department of Comparative Literature at Yale University invites applications for the annual Graduate Conference to be held on March 31-April 1 on the topic of Currencies
Keynote speaker: Howard Chiang
Agatha Christie: A Reappraisal
A two-day conference. 19-20 June 2017. Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge
JULIUS GREEN, author of Curtain Up: Agatha Christie: A Life in Theatre
DR MERJA MAKINEN, author of Agatha Christie: Investigating Femininity
In 1975, Mircea Eliade constates in his book Sacred and Profane: „Desacralization is significant for the whole experience of non-religious man of the modern society and re-discovery of existential extents of a religious man from archaic societies represents for him still a bigger difficulty for the same reason,“ (Eliade, 2006, p.14). He also remarks: „modern non-religious man receives his new existential situation: he recognizes only himself as a subject and an agent of history and refuses any references to transcendence. Sanctity is an obstacle par excellence for his freedom,“ (Ibid, p.134).
Submissions are currently being accepted for an anthology of Appalachian nature writing, tentatively titled Appalachian Nature. While there are locale-specific nature writing anthologies, this will be the first to focus on the entire Appalachian region.
Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and one-act plays are welcomed and demographics traditionally underrepresented in Appalachian literature are encouraged to submit. While all contributions should engage with the Appalachian environment specifically, possible topics or themes include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:
-Disability and the environment
The North Carolina Central University Women's & Gender Studies Program is now accepting abstracts for the first annual research symposium Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Durham, NC. The Women's & Gender Studies program is in its inaugural year at NCCU.
Paper, panel and poster sessions are welcome from all discplines and diverse research methods that address intersections of gender, race and / or class. Faculty, undergraduate and graduate students from NCCU and the surrouding region are encouraged to submit. Topics could include, but are not limited to: performing gender, representations of gender, historical perspectives, social justice and gender, masculinity, and gendered health and medicine.
Call for Papers
Special Issue: Trans*: Approaches, Methods and Concepts
Dutch Journal of Gender Studies (Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies - Amsterdam University Press)
Guest Editors: Looi van Kessel, Liesbeth Minnaard, Eliza Steinbock (Leiden University)
Deadline (submission abstracts): March 15