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The Secular and the Literary

updated: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:32am
Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Christianity and Literature

CFP: The Secular and the Literary

 

Call for Papers: Leeds IMC 2017 Passion, Power, and Rhetoric: Latin Influences on Early Drama

updated: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:32am
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE DRAMA SOCIETY

Call for Papers: Leeds IMC 2017

Passion, Power, and Rhetoric: Latin Influences on Early Drama

 

The twenty-fourth International Medieval Congress (IMC) will take place in Leeds, UK, from 3-6 July 2017.  The IMC seeks to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of Medieval Studies. However, every year, the IMC chooses a special thematic strand which – for 2017 – is ‘Otherness’. This focus has been chosen for its wide application across all centuries and regions and its impact on all disciplines devoted to this epoch.

 

How Extraordinary Partnerships with the Arts and Humanities are Transforming the Way We Think, Work, and Live

updated: 
Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:33am
Christine Henseler / Union College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017

Jenny Gottstein, the Director of Games at The GoGame, a company that builds interactive experiences and high-tech adventures around the world recently remarked that, "Studying Arts & Humanities engenders a healthy sense of curiosity and wonder - not only with regards to how the world actually is, but how it might be. Some might call those who chose this path of study ‘dreamers’ but the truth is, they are ‘futurists.’ And having produced interactive games for thousands of companies around the world, I can tell you, the best ones are powered by futurists."

 

A SUITCASE OF HER OWN: WOMEN AND TRAVEL

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 3:55pm
Department of Postcolonial Studies and Travel Literatures, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

A SUITCASE OF HER OWN: WOMEN AND TRAVEL

International Conference organised by the Department of Postcolonial Studies and Travel Literatures, Institute of English Cultures and Literatures, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

Szczyrk, META Hotel, 20 – 23 September 2017

 

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Sarah Le Fanu, author and broadcaster (S is for Samora: A Lexical Biography of Samora Machel and the Mozambican Dream,2012; Dreaming of Rose: A Biographer’s Journal, 2013)

Olga Tokarczuk, author (Księgi Jakubowe, 2014; Bieguni, 2007; Dom dzienny, dom nocny, 1998)

Purim: Conventional and Not Readings

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 3:55pm
American Academy of Religion--Western Region
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

American Academy of Religion (AARWR), Western Region, Jewish Studies UnitLoyala Marymount University, Los Angeles, CaliforniaAddress: 1 LMU Drive, Lost Angeles, CA 90045March 10-12, 2017Conference Theme: 
Religion, Race, and Racism Jewish Studies Unit: ADDENDUM: Because of the recent death of Elie Wiesel, the Jewish Studies Unit also invites papers regarding his many contributions. 

The Biannual International Margaret Cavendish Society Conference

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:18pm
Lisa Walters/Liverpool Hope University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2017

The International Margaret Cavendish Society is pleased to announce that the next biannual conference is set to take place on June 22nd-24th, 2017 at Bates College, Maine. Professor Carolyn Merchant from the University of California, Berkeley, will be the keynote speaker.  Preference will be given to abstracts that closely relate to the conference theme, but all talks about Cavendish, her family, and related subjects will be considered.   The conference theme is "Margaret Cavendish: Reception and Representations."   Cavendish has increasingly garnered intense academic interest during the past twenty five years by scholars from a wide range of disciplines such as literature, history of science, philosophy, history and politics.

I <3 Pop

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 4:12pm
The Comparative Literature Department at the Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

I <3 POP: An Interdisciplinary Conference

November 10-11, 2016. Keynote speaker: TBD

Department of Comparative Literature at The Graduate Center, CUNY; New York, NY

“If I had to choose between the Doors and Dostoyevsky, then—of course—I’d choose Dostoyevsky. But do I have to choose?” –Susan Sontag

There seems to be no end to the anxieties, fantasies, pleasures, and possibilities of pop culture—how we consume it, avoid it, appreciate it, and allow it to inform our identities. Yet, can we theorize pop today? And if so, to what extent are we obligated to do so?

On Breath

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 3:06pm
University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

CFP for the "On Breath"-Panel at the ACLA Convention 2017, University of Utrecht, June 6-9 2017

 

“Under these conditions, the individual’s breathing is an observed, an occupied breathing. It is a combat breathing.” (Frantz Fanon)

 “Das Gedicht bleibt [...] pneumatisch berührbar.” (Paul Celan)

“The HEART, by way of the BREATH, to the LINE.” (Charles Olson)

“Pas de parole sans air qui la véhicule.” (Luce Irigaray)

“Je suis un respirateur.” (Marcel Duchamp)

 

CFP: Climates of disaster and performance (Special Issue of Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance, for release in March 2017)

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:22pm
De La Salle University, Manila
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

CFP: Climates of disaster and performance  (Special Issue of Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance, for release in March 2017)

 Taking off from the theme of the Philippine cluster event of PSi#21: Fluid States in 2015, the second issue of Akda: The Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, Performance, which will be its first themed issue on performance, will feature papers from the November 2015 conference ibut is open to new submissions and will be fully double-blind peer reviewed.

Novels of the Holocaust: Fundamental Pedagogical Issues

updated: 
Monday, July 18, 2016 - 2:18pm
Richard Schumaker Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

 

The aim of this roundtable is to present possible guidelines and book selections for a hypothetical undergraduate course in “Novels of the Holocaust.” The panel will be resolutely international and open to books originally published in any language. As this roundtable is sponsored by NeMLA’s comparative literature director, participants are not obliged to use or refer to English translations if they wish to use original texts. The course that might be called the “target course” may be for any undergraduate level and for any country.

While this is roundtable is meant to follow the interests of its participants and not impose any institutional rigidities, seven particular themes or questions seem especially important.

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