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Representations and Recollections of Empire

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:51pm
Cerae: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017


Volume 5 

Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies invites essay submissions for Volume Five on the theme of ‘Representations and Recollections of Empire’.

In its broadest sense, empire as a term is used to describe a state or cluster of lands and states ruled by a monarch or emperor. With its implications of wide and far reaching dominion, empire as a concept also lends itself to a broad range of subject areas that may consider a number of cultural groups and historical periods, concepts of power and dominance, influence and control. Topics may include but are not limited to:

**LAST CALL** Planetary Cultural and Literary Studies: New Epistemologies and Relational Futures in the Age of the Anthropocene

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 2:15pm
Research Center for Planetary Literary and Cultural Studies, Université de Montréal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

**Le français suivra**

Co-chairs: Simon Harel, Heike Härting, and Imen Boughattas (Université de Montréal)

(An Interdisciplinary and Multilingual Conference on Planetary Literatures and Culture—APRIL 19-20-21, 2018, Université de Montréal)

Memory and Identity in High Medieval Canterbury

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:03pm
paper session at the Leeds IMC 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

From the impact of its eleventh-century rebuilding to the spread of Thomas Becket's cult across Europe and the Near East, Canterbury was an influential cultural center in the high medieval world. In keeping with the IMC theme, this session examines the role of memory and identity at Canterbury in the 11th-13th centuries. How did Canterbury's competing spiritual communities imagine themselves fitting into England's -- and Christendom's -- past and present? What insights can the manuscripts from Canterbury's scriptoria provide into the role of texts and images in articulating overlapping religious, linguistic, and political identities? How were Canterbury's identities translated beyond the British Isles?

2018 Deep South in the Global South Conference - DEADLINE EXTENDED

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 11:26am
Deep South in the Global South Conference/ University of Louisiana Lafayette EGSA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017


Second Annual DSGS Conference

March 22-24, 2018

The University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Lafayette, LA


Whether in the American or global context, Souths are the site of cheap labor, once exploited agriculturally and then industrially for the profit of the colonizing and industrialized and technologically advanced Norths.

 —James L. Peacock, Carla Jones, and Catherine Brooks, “Gatokaca Drive,”

The American South in a Global World (2005)

Studies in American Humor General Call for Papers

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:55pm
Studies in American Humor
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Studies in American Humor (StAH), a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ), has published scholarly critical essays, review essays, and book reviews on all aspects of American humor since 1974.  The premier journal for scholarship on humor, StAH addresses a wide spectrum of American humor, past and present.  As a service to its audience of scholars and students in the humanities, especially literary, cultural, and media studies, StAH has featured  an annual review of current scholarship, “The Year’s Work in American Humor Studies,” since 1999.

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ICMS 2018 - Disability, Devotion, and Subjectivity in Medieval and Renaissance England

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:55pm
José Villagrana, Bates College / Spencer Strub, UC Berkeley
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

This panel invites trans-historical and trans-disciplinary examinations of pre-modern disability studies, focusing particularly on the construction of the devotional subject across the lines of periodicity. Medievalists and early modernists working in the burgeoning field of disability studies have shown that “disability” was an operative category in premodern texts, with subjects constituted by different or “non-standard” bodies, minds, and spirits. This roundtable proposes to extend this conversation by turning to religious experience and devotion, an important discursive field for the construction of identity by marginalized and/or minority groups.



Gender, Materiality, and Movement in Medieval French Literature and Lyric, Kzoo 2018

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:56pm
Rachel May Golden, University of Tennessee
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017


Gender, Materiality, and Movement in Medieval French Literature and Lyric

Special Session for the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 10-13, 2018

Rachel May Golden (University of Tennessee) and Katherine Kong (Independent Scholar), co-organizers


Deadline Extended: Force, Resistance, and Mercy: Medieval Violence and Nonviolence (30th Annual IU MEST Spring Symposium)

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 9:34am
The Medieval Studies Institute of Indiana University, Bloomington
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 24, 2017

Iron maidens, the Inquisition, the Crusades, witch burnings: these images of violence, both fact and fiction, are profoundly connected to the Middle Ages. Yet if in many popular conceptions, the medieval world is associated with brutality and suffering, the period also offers unique formulations of mercy, compassion, and the power of resistance. In exploring both medieval violence or nonviolence, this symposium seeks to examine specific structures of power and brutality but also to complicate the narrative of the violent Middle Ages.