The academic journal Messages, Sages and Ages (http://www.msa.usv.ro/) based at the English Department, University of Suceava invites contributions for an issue focusing on the role of literature and the arts in today’s world in relation to the economic crisis, activism, terrorism, public impact, personal value, economic value and production, and religion. The scope of articles is broadly inclusive: proposals for papers on the role of literature and art of any period will be considered as long as they address one or more of the following topics
Crossing Borders: Negotiation, Provocation, and Transgression
Graduate Conference, Birkbeck, University of London, 5-6th May 2017
Call for proposals
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A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Literary Illustration
Volume I: Approaches
Edited by Leigh G. Dillard and Christina Ionescu
FORUM Call for Papers, Issue 24: Taboo Taboo permeates all aspects of everyday life, acting as the boundary against which society polices human experience and experimentation. Frequently characterised as social or religious customs that proscribe particular ideas, practices, words or persons, taboos not only help define a set of shared rules for society, but also clarify the limitations of the accepted. Kelly Hurley highlights the positive facets of taboo, suggesting that it is only through the enforcement of certain boundaries that humans might “continue to experience the world as an epistemologically stable site” (The Gothic Body 25).
Call for Applications: Penn State Asian Studies Summer Institute (Special Topic: "Trans-Asian Indigeneity")
Penn State Asian Studies Summer Institute:
Penn State University invites applicants for its annual Asian Studies Summer Institute, to be held June 18-24, 2017. This year’s Institute, directed by Neal Keating, Pasang Yangjee Sherpa and Charlotte Eubanks, focuses on the topic of “Trans-Asian Indigeneity.”
Reconsidering DevelopmentCall For Papers Spring 2017The editorial board of Reconsidering Development invites submissions for the Spring 2017 volume of the journal. Reconsidering Development is an open access, peer reviewed e-journal that aims to create an equitable space for dialogue and discussion concerning the theory and practice of international development. Submissions can be research articles, policy briefs, book reviews, and photo essays on a variety of development topics. Previous issues have included articles on development and aid, economics, education, the environment, health, and language, but submissions are not limited to these topics.
The Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric (CSSR / SCÉR) invites scholars and students to submit proposals for presentations in English or French. Our next annual conference will be held at the Canadian Federation of Social Sciences and Humanities’ Congress 2017 (www.congress2017.ca) at Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 30 – June 1, 2017.
Call for Papers – DEADLINE EXTENDED
The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies
Spring 2018 Special Issue: Law and Literature from the Global South
Guest Editors: David Babcock (James Madison University) and Peter Leman (Brigham Young University)
Deadline for Submissions (approximately 4,000-5,000 words): DEADLINE EXTENDED - January 15, 2017
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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.
Freiburger Zeitschrift für GeschlechterStudien (fzg)
Call for Papers:
The Place of the Political in Critical Feminist Materialisms