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

Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 9:41pm
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.

Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology [April 30-May 3, 2014]

Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 10:57am
Northeast Modern Language Association

Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology. Food is a text that conveys identity, reflecting historically grounded or socially constructed attitudes through what is produced and consumed, both gastronomic and printed. Likewise, the connection between nature and culture as manifested in narratives allow us to recognize the discourse and disconnect between society and our environment, marking us through this relationship. Central to both fields is the interplay of humanity and environment, depicted in rural and urban ecologies, e.g. food deserts versus urban food jungles.

Concussions, Commotions, and Other Aesthetic Disorders

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 7:41pm
Department of English at the University of Chicago

Concussions, Commotions, and Other Aesthetic Disorders
Annual Graduate Conference of the Department of English at the University of Chicago, November 20-21, 2014

Keynote Speaker: Claudia Rankine, Henry G. Lee Professor of English, Pomona College
With a public discussion conducted by Lauren Berlant, George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor of English, University of Chicago

Proposal submission deadline: July 25th, 2014

the quint: call for papers DEADLINE: 08/15/14

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 4:12pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

the quint's twenty fourth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books, music, and films. The deadline for this call is 15th August 2014—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

quint guidelines

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

ICMS: Kalamazoo 2015: Disguise and Incognito: 1000-1500

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 2:56pm
James Howard / Emory University

We invite abstracts for 15-20 minute paper sessions on disguise and incognito for the International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 14-17 2015. Submit via e-mail to with ICMS in the subject header. For time to read and reply to every submission individually, please send it in no later than August 18, 2014.


Love Thy Neighbor? - Kalamazoo 2015

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 11:30am
Travis Neel and Richard Godden

Whether as a figure of intimate proximity, moral obligation, psychoanalytic anxiety, or a metaphor for a literary history that eschews the genealogical, the medieval neighbor has long lurked on the margins of medieval scholarship. Recently, Slavoj Zizek, Eric Santner, and Kenneth Reinhard have interrogated the uncanniness that the neighbor introduces into the social field, inserting neighbor-love into conversations in political theology as discussed by Carl Schmitt and Giorgio Agamben. In Medieval Studies, Aranye Fradenburg and George Edmundson have suggested a number of varied, challenging, and exigent ways in which the field of medieval studies can take up and complicate the injunction to love thy neighbor in medieval England.

CFP Kzoo2015 Mysticism and Materiality

Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 10:23am
Magistra: a Journal of Women's Spirituality in History

50th International Medieval Congress
Kalamazoo, MI
May 15-17, 2015

A number of different scholarly organizations have come together for the 50th Medieval Congress to pose questions about Materiality in the Middle Ages. While each panel represents a different issue and/or approach, at the core of these many inquiries is the question, "what about the MATTER of the Middle Ages?"

Acta Iassyensia Comparationis No. 15 (1/2015): EROI ŞI ANTIEROI / HEROES AND ANTIHEROES / HÉROS ET ANTIHÉROS

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 7:34am
Acta Iassyensia Comparationis, Department of Comparative Literature of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania

The Editorial Board of Acta Iassyensia Comparationis, a thematic, interdisciplinary biannual e-journal published by the Department of Comparative Literature of the "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi, invites you to publish in AIC 15 (1/2015), devoted to the EROI ŞI ANTIEROI / HEROES AND ANTIHEROES / HÉROS ET ANTIHÉROS theme.
The deadline for the submission of scholarly articles and book reviews is November 24, 2014.
The final decision of the AIC Editorial Board will be passed on before January 12, 2015.
The e-publication of the AIC 14-th issue is planned for February 28, 2015.

Languages of Preaching in Anglo-Saxon England

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 8:51am
Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics at the 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics: Languages of Preaching in Anglo-Saxon England

Persecution, Punishment, and Purgatory

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 11:23am
Pearl Kibre Medieval Study, CUNY Graduate Center

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.