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Persecution, Punishment, and Purgatory

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 11:23am
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Pearl Kibre Medieval Study, CUNY Graduate Center
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10th Annual Pearl Kibre Medieval Study Graduate Student Conference
CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY
November 7, 2014

"Persecution, Punishment, and Purgatory in the Long Middle Ages"

The Pearl Kibre Medieval Study, the CUNY Graduate Center's student-run organization for medieval studies, announces its tenth annual Graduate Student Conference at the CUNY Graduate Center on Friday, November 7, 2014. This year's theme, Persecution, Punishment, and Purgatory, is designed to address a number of methodological, historical, and theoretical issues within the diverse fields of medieval studies ranging from late antiquity to the early modern period. We invite grad students to submit proposals.

Negotiating Space for (Dis)ability in Drama, Theatre, Film and Media - 25-27 September 2015

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:30am
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Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature at the University of Łódź, Poland

The Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature at the University of Lodz invites you to attend the 2015 biannual "Lodz Conference in Drama, Theatre, Film and Media," which will focus on the theme of (dis)ability. The event is a continuation of the series of conferences organized under the title: "Drama through the Ages."

Postgraduate English - Extended Deadline 15 September 2014

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 4:15am
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Durham University

Call for Papers:

POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH (ISSN 1756-9761), Durham University's Online Literature Journal: a peer-reviewed Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.

Postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5-7,000 words for Issue 29 of Postgraduate English. Contributors are not confined to a particular theme, the better to reflect a diversity of interests. Papers, in MLA style, should be received no later than Monday 15 September 2014.

Digital Diversity 2015: Writing | Feminism | Culture

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 2:56am
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University of Alberta and MacEwan University
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How have new technologies transformed literary and cultural histories? How do they enable critical practices of scholars working in and outside of digital humanities? Have decades of digital studies enhanced, altered, or muted the project to recover and represent more diverse histories of writers, thinkers, and artists positioned differently by gender, race, ethnicity, sexualities, social class and/or global location?

Genre-Bending in Lawman's Brut (9/15; Kalamazoo 5/14-17, 2015)

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 1:04am
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Kenneth Tiller / International Lawman's Brut Society
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Since its publication in 1847 by Sir Frederic Madden, Lawman's Brut has challenged scholars with the question of genre, as various studies have tried to categorize it as a "chronicle," "epic," "romance" or as some other form of literature. Recent studies have also noted Lawman's blending of the features of different poetic and prose genres. Seeking to further this debate, this session asks for proposals that examine issues of genre in the Brut. It encourages papers that take on questions of how best to categorize Lawman's work and proposals that examine his use of the various genres and sub-genres available to him, including for example hagiography and the homily.

The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies: Past, Present, and Future Directions (San Diego State University, April 17-18, 2015)

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Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 12:45pm
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SDSU LGBTQ Research Consortium
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As LGBTQ Studies finds disciplinary space on a growing number of university and college campuses, questions about the cultural and intellectual effects of academic institutionalization have become progressively more urgent:

• Where is the broad field of LGBTQ Studies heading?
• Where has it been? How might we negotiate the relationship between intellectual inquiry and social movements?
• In what ways might the epistemological concerns of LGBTQ Studies affect the pedagogical imperatives of the classroom (and vice-versa)?

"The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies" is a two-day conference devoted to exploring these and related questions.

'Material Engagements with the Friends of God in Post-Roman Europe', May 14-17, 2015, Medieval Congress at Western Michigan U

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Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 2:47pm
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Friends of the Saints: The Hagiography Workshop
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Sponsored by The Friends of the Saints, a hagiography workshop,
Panel theme: 'Material Engagements with the Friends of God in Post-Roman Europe.'

Association with and promotion of holy figures and their relics has long been recognized as a way those in the Middle Ages laid claim to being part of a group and to that group's authority. This panel proposes to explore how identities (e.g., individual, community, national, religious, legal) were claimed and formed through the material evidence of sanctity in post-Roman Europe. Papers addressing the following themes are particularly invited:

There and Back Again: Tolkien in 2015, 2nd Annual Conference on Popular Culture and the Deep Past

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Friday, July 11, 2014 - 3:23pm
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Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at The Ohio State University
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he Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the Ohio State University invites abstracts and panel proposals for its second academic conference on Popular Culture and the Deep Past, to be held February 20-21, 2015, and devoted this year to the works of and world surrounding J.R.R. Tolkien: "There and Back Again: Tolkien in 2015." In keeping with the PCDP idea, this will be a full-fledged conference, itself nested in a broader 'carnival' of popular and traditional cultural events and activities, including food- and culture-ways demonstrations, exhibits of artwork, books, and manuscripts, combat, gaming, and cosplay.

Call for Papers: "Broken Narratives"- Graduate Student Conference-Ohio State University-Saturday 11th Oct, 2014

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 4:51pm
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English Graduate Organization, Ohio State U
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Broken narratives abound in literary and cultural history. Serialized literary works, serial television, fragmented novels, and shuffle literature are among the many forms that use brokenness as a resource for unfolding narratives. The eclectic nature and the many avatars of "broken narratives" make them valuable sites for comparative studies. Arguably, brokenness remains integral to certain textual forms more than others: Segmentation and sequentiality, for instance, are identified as key to the comic form (McCloud) as well as narrative poetry (McHale; DuPlessis) and television series (O'Sullivan).

Critical Mediations Round Table: Kalamazoo 2015

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 9:57am
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International Society for the Study of Medievalism
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Kalamazoo 2015 Call for Papers:
International Society for the Study of Medievalism
50th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 14-17, 2015.

Round Table: Critical Mediations

Political Medievalisms: Kalamazoo 2015

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 9:55am
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International Society for the Study of Medievalism
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Kalamazoo 2015 Call for Papers:
International Society for the Study of Medievalism
50th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 14-17, 2015.

Political Medievalisms

Metaphysical Medievalisms-Kalamazoo 2015

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 9:53am
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International Society for the Study of Medievalism
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Kalamazoo 2015 Call for Papers:
International Society for the Study of Medievalism
50th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 14-17, 2015.

Metaphysical Medievalisms

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