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MAP annual conference, April 10-11, 2015 "Reform and Resistance"

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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 3:34am
Medieval Association of the Pacific

MAP is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for its annual conference hosted by the University of Nevada-Reno in Reno, NV, April 10-11, 2015. The program committee invites proposals for individual 20-minute papers as well as organized sessions of three 20-minute papers. We welcome papers and panels that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages, especially those that connect to the conference theme, broadly conceived. All speakers must be fully-paid ("active") members of MAP to register for the conference and participate.

Proposals need to include the following for each speaker:

What Lies Beneath the Clothes of Culture: Cannibalism in Fiction

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 6:17pm
Panel for ASLE Conference 2015 (Moscow, ID)

What Lies Beneath the Clothes of Culture? Cannibals in Fiction

Call for Presentation Abstracts for organized panel
11th Biennial ASLE Conference, June 23-27, 2015 in Moscow, Idaho
CFP Deadline: November 30, 2014

UTOPIA AND POLITICAL THEOLOGY TODAY - [sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation - Issue 10 (May 2015)

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 11:27am
[sic] - A Journal of Literature, Culture and Literary Translation (www.sic-journal.org) University of Zadar

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar
www.sic-journal.org

10th Call for Papers
CFP: Utopia and political theology today

CFP: Utopia and political theology today

Call for Contributions: The Virtual Education Project

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 6:46pm
The Virtual Education Project

One of the most effective ways of learning is to immerse ourselves in the cultures we study; yet, we often encounter problems when these cultures are separated from us by constraints such as geography or time. When studying various people, places, events, and works, students and teachers rarely have the resources to visit each (if any) historical landmarks pertaining to their subject matter, restricting both research and teaching to textbooks and/or an amalgam of materials from various resources. The Virtual Education Project (VEP) is a large-scale pedagogical undertaking directed at providing both students and teachers with visual introductions to historical and contemporary landmarks (worldwide) relevant to the study of the humanities.

"Researching the Autobiographical Impulse: New Texts and Methods - Medieval Autobiography Studies" Kalamazoo 2015: 9/15

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 2:01pm
Afrodesia McCannon

"Researching the Autobiographical Impulse: New Texts
and Methods in Medieval Autobiography Studies"

Kalamazoo 2015 Call for Papers:
50th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 14-17, 2015.

This panel seeks papers on new ways of considering autobiographical writing in the Middle Ages. It seeks historically, archivally, and theoretically informed expansions, reinterpretations, and examples of the genre for the medieval period.

[UPDATE] Bodies of Belief: Somaesthetics of Faith and Protest, 10/15 deadline

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 1:59pm
Center for Body, Mind and Culture at Florida Atlantic University

CALL FOR PAPERS

Bodies of Belief: Somaesthetics of Faith and Protest
The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 3-day conference, January 29–31, 2015, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

"Holy and Unholy Roadtrips in Middle English Romance" at the International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo 2015 (May 14-17)

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 12:46pm
International Medieval Congress (Society for the Development of Middle English Scholars)

"Holy and Unholy Roadtrips in Middle English Romance"

In Middle English romances, knights-errant traverse varied and perilous geographies on journeys that are often as moral, spiritual and experiential as they are physical. Some romances feature purposefully foreign or otherworldly landscapes, but others present quite familiar ones. This panel will consider the explicit and implicit functions of the physical and metaphorical journeys that drive Middle English romances.

NeMLA 2015 Panel Seeing is Believing: Antiquity and Beyond Abstract due Sept. 30th [UPDATE]

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 5:19pm
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY

The relationship between the visual and the literary traces its origins to antiquity. In Rhetoric, Aristotle famously defines rhetoric as 'the ability to see the available means of persuasion' (I.2.1). Sight is a vital component of the human cognitive experience; neither education nor persuasion can take place without visualization. Throughout antiquity, philosophical concepts were often conveyed by artistic terminology and visual language, and all genres of Classical literature contain lengthy ekphrases.

CFP: "Unanswered Questions about Joan of Arc" - 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 14-17, 2015)

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Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 12:18am
Stephanie L. Coker / International Joan of Arc Society

The International Joan of Arc Society is accepting proposals that will investigate some unanswered questions surrounding the life of the French saint. For example, how authentic are the trial records as official documents? The subjective viewpoints of three French copyists, which were later translated into Latin, distance us from the actual historical event. Certain critics examine the trial record as a literary text resulting from the collaboration between Joan and her scribes. The current state of Johannic studies reveals a need to have a better understanding of this "official" document, going deeper in resources such as eyewitness accounts and chronicles to discover more details about the Maid, her life, and her trial.

Chaucer and Italian Poetics (NEMLA 2015)

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 6:47pm
NEMLA

One of the first English readers of Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, Chaucer did more than simply translate the poetry of his Italian predecessors. He also interpreted, transformed, and altered what he found in his reading. Chaucer's encounter with Italian literature helped shape his conception of the scope of vernacular authorship and the construction of a literary tradition. This panel seeks papers that focus on the interaction between Chaucer and his Italian sources. We are especially interested in garnering a wide range of critical approaches to the theory and practice of interpreting intertextual relationships.

BREAKING THE RULES! Cultural Reflections on Political, Religious and Aesthetic Transgressions [UPDATE]

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 3:48pm
Leiden University Center for the Arts in Society (LUCAS)

The Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) is organising its third biannual international graduate conference set to take place at Leiden University on January 29-30, 2015, Leiden, the Netherlands. The conference, entitled 'Breaking the Rules: Cultural Reflections on Political, Religious and Aesthetic Transgressions', will focus on the wide range of cultural responses to the violation of laws, traditions and conventions in the political, religious and aesthetic domain.

[Reminder] NeMLA 2015 Call for Papers

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Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 11:57am
Northeast Modern Language Association

Reminder: NeMLA 2015 Call for Papers
Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014

Northeast Modern Language Association
46th Annual Convention

Toronto, Ontario
April 30-May 3, 2015
Host Institution: Ryerson University

Full information regarding the 2015 Call for Papers may be found on our website:
https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html

November 13-14 Conference: Abiding Cities, Remnant Sites -- CUNY Graduate Center, CFP due Sept 20

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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 4:21pm
CUNY Graduate Center Department of Comparative Literature & Italian Specialization

Keynote Speakers: Elaine Scarry (Harvard) & Rosanna Warren (U of Chicago)

If you can blow whole places out of existence, you can blow whole places into it. - E. Bowen

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature and the Italian Specialization at the CUNY Graduate Center present the annual interdisciplinary conference entitled Abiding Cities, Remnant Sites to be held on November 13 and 14, 2014.

Second call for contributions: special issue of postmedieval on "Medievalism and the Medical Humanities"

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Friday, August 29, 2014 - 11:36am
postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies

Second Call for Contributions
Special Issue of postmedieval on Medievalism and the Medical Humanities
Contributions are invited for a special issue of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies entitled 'Medievalism and the Medical Humanities'. The issue will be published in the summer of 2017 and will be edited by Dr Jamie McKinstry and Professor Corinne Saunders.

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