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Othello's Island 2015: The Third Annual Multidisciplinary Conference on the Medieval and Renaissance Periods

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Severis Foundation
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Othello's Island 2015
The 3rd Annual Multidisciplinary Conference of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Organised in association with the Severis Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus and the Cyprus College of Art

Convenors:

  • James Fitzmaurice, Emeritus Professor of English (Northern Arizona University) and Director of Distance Learning in English (University of Sheffield)
  • Dr Sarah James, Senior Lecturer, University of Kent, School of English
  • Dr Michael Paraskos, Cornaro Institute, Cyprus
  • ​Benedict Read FSA, Research Fellow, University of Leeds School of Fine Art


  • About the Conference:

    Worlds made of Heroes - 6-7 November 2014 - CALL FOR PAPERS EXTENDED DEADLINE 30th JUNE 2014

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    Monday, June 2, 2014 - 3:01pm
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    Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
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    In order to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the publication of The Lord of the Rings' first volume – The Fellowship of the Ring –, the Porto Conference "Worlds made of Heroes" invites submissions of 20-minute papers in English (preferably), French or Portuguese in a variety of themes related to the works of J. R. R. Tolkien and fantasy in general. Literary and cultural questionings will be discussed alongside with intermedial dynamics within the context of Tolkien's work and its multiple versions and expansions. At a narratological level, special attention will be given to textual analyses around rhetorical/stylistic features and devices that further reveal important ideological layers.

    [UPDATE] Extended Deadline! Illustrated Texts--MMLA Permanent Section (Nov 13-16, 2014, Detroit)

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    Monday, June 2, 2014 - 1:35pm
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    Midwest Modern Language Association
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    The Midwest Modern Language Association Conference will take place in Detroit, MI, November 13-16, 2014. In fitting with the location, this year's theme is "The Lives of Cities," which is meant to gesture broadly towards the experiences of urban inhabitants in all aspects and phases of urban development—from the very beginnings of urbanization throughout the globe to the resuscitation of contemporary urban landscapes decimated by industrial flight.

    Utopia and political theology today (September 26-28, 2014, University of Zadar).

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    Monday, June 2, 2014 - 5:05am
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    Rethinking Humanities and Social Science Conference

    http://rhss-conference.com/call-for-papers/
    Deadline: June 15th,2014

    Keynote speaker: Simon Critchley (The New School for Social Research, New York)

    Roundtable: Eric Santner (Department of Germanic Studies, University of Chicago), Fred Botting (English Literature and Creative Writing, Kingstone University), Mark Devenney (Politics and Philosophy, University of Brighton), Laura Mulvey (Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies, University of London)

    Guest artist: Brandon Labelle (Bergen Academy of Art)

    Cornering the Snarket: Sarcasm and Snark in Medieval Literature and Cultures

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    Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:50pm
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    Alan Baragona and Elizabeth Rambo

    From the litotes of Old English poetry to the layered ironies of Chaucer, the subtle ironies of the Provencal trobairitz, and the less subtle insultatis of the milites characters in medieval drama, the rhetorical trope of ironia is well-trod territory. However, sarcasmos, the "flesh tearing" subset of ironia, is notoriously difficult to identify in a written text, because it relies so much on the tone of a speaking voice. However, there are instances in medieval texts where the combination of circumstance and word choice makes it absolutely clear that the speaker, whether a character or a narrator, is being unambiguously sarcastic.

    [UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: Reconceptualizing Narrative: Structures, Systems, Boundaries (September 5-6, 2014)

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    Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 1:47pm
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    Rice University English Graduate Symposium
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    As we witness the rapidity with which various systems-theoretical approaches have begun to gain critical and literary currency, we would like to consider the relations among narrative, structure, and system.

    The 2014 Rice University English Graduate Symposium welcomes individual and panel proposals that address any of the following topics as they relate to any and all forms of narrative across all time periods and disciplines:

    [UPDATE] Deadline Extended!Facing the Unknown: Anonymity in the History of Art (40th Annual Cleveland Symposium) - Oct. 24, 2014

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    Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 11:35am
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    Case Western Reserve University

    CALL FOR PAPERS
    Facing the Unknown: Anonymity in the History of Art
    The 40th Annual Cleveland Symposium
    Friday, October 24, 2014
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

    Now in its 40th year, the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Museum of Art Joint Graduate Program in Art History & Museum Studies invites submissions from all areas of art history for the annual Cleveland Symposium.

    Call For Submissions: August,2014 Theme : Big Love, Small Towns; Deadline: 10th July, 2014

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    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 9:11am
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    THE FOUR QUARTERS MAGAZINE (http://tfqmagazine.org)

    "For the dramatically inclined, love is everything that the Corinthians quote from the Bible says it is. For the cynically inclined, love is measured in patterns of behaviour. For the scientific mind, there might be a solution in the colourful images of the brain as captured by an MRI machine.

    Call for Papers on the Theme of 'Light': kaleidoscope, the Journal of the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University

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    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 9:11am
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    Kaleidoscope Journal, IAS, Durham University

    Kaleidoscope, the journal of the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at Durham University, is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal edited by postgraduate researchers. This publication is specifically aimed at postgraduate students and early-career academics and encourages international interdisciplinary exchange across the annual theme of the IAS.

    The theme for the academic year 2013-2014 is 'Light'. Subjects might include but are not limited to:

    -Nature and Geometry of Light
    -Scientific Processes Utilising Light
    -Narrating and Representing Light
    -Experiencing Light
    -Light and Wellbeing
    -Light, Culture, and Practices

    CFP: PAMLA Conference, Riverside, CA, 10/31/14-11/2/14 (Extended Deadline May 31)

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    Friday, May 23, 2014 - 3:12pm
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    Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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    Over thirty approved sessions are still in search of high quality paper proposals for this year's PAMLA Conference in Riverside, CA (October 31-November 2, 2014). The deadline for proposing via PAMLA's online proposal system is May 31: http://www.pamla.org/2014/topic-areas

    So, if you are interested in attending the 2014 PAMLA Conference, but you missed the original deadline, take a look at one of these open sessions and propose a paper soon.

    Open Sessions currently include:

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