What are some new directions in the history of rhetoric? What avenues of rhetorical history remain unexplored or underexplored? What new methodologies or theories should historians of rhetoric make special use of? This panel solicits papers that address these and related questions, and particularly papers that address how new directions in the history of rhetoric speak to the relevance of rhetorical studies. This is a proposed ASHR session for NCA 2017, which will be held in Dallas on November 16-19, 2017. Please send a cv and a 250-word abstract to Brandon Katzir (email@example.com) by March 27.
MLA, January 2018, New York: Seeking proposals to a non-guaranteed session about kinship terminology or terms of endearment used for friends and foes. For example, in The Song of Roland, characters use sarcasm to describe enemies as friends, and interestingly, demeaning monikers are used to chastise friends. What do these epithets say about the cultural boundaries between friends and enemies in medieval and renaissance literature? Please send 500 word proposal and CV by 20 March 2017 to Pamela Kirkpatrick (firstname.lastname@example.org ). Also, please email questions or comments. If proposal is accepted, attendant must be an MLA member by 7 April 2017, per MLA guidelines.
The 2017 ELLAK International Conference
Seoul National University, South Korea
December 13th–15th, 2017
“Narrating Rights: Literary Texts and Human, Nonhuman, and Inhuman Demands”
Mobility and Exchange in Medieval and Early Modern English Afterlives
Edited by Marina Gerzic and Aidan Norrie
Article proposals are sought for the the special issue of NJES on visual poetics, edited by Jakub Lipski, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz.
Papers on any aspect of the visual in English literature are welcome, though preference will be given to those covering the medieval period, the long nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century.
Send in 200-word abstracts as well as your short bio to email@example.com by 31 March 2017. Complete papers will be due in December 2017.
The 41st Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
October 19-21, 2017
Baldwin Wallace University
Shakespeare: Now and Then
with plenary speaker
Professor Hugh Grady
Professor Emeritus, Arcadia University
How do time, and the times, figure in the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries? What is Shakespeare’s time? Was it then? It is now? Will it be in the future?
Anglo Saxon and medieval writers spilled considerable ink considering the concept and nature of truth, how to find it and/or represent it, and how to interpret it or use it. Often this search involved conducting an exploration of two different, often opposing, perspectives, such as Christian-secular, right-wrong, art-logic, auctor-compilator, etc.
In keeping with the conference theme of “Artists and Activists”, this panel invites papers that address any and all approaches taken in the name of the search for truth or the exploration of binaries in service to the truth in any Old English or Middle English text or author.
The Shape of Return
Progress, Process, and Repetition in Medieval Culture
ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry
29-30 September 2017
Francesco Giusti and Daniel Reeve
Elizabeth Eva Leach (University of Oxford)
Logic and Literary Form