category: medieval

ON NEARNESS, ORDER, AND THINGS: COLLECTING AND MATERIAL CULTURE 1400 TO TODAY; April 8-9, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Northrop Frye Centre and Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto
contact email: 
nfc@utoronto.ca

CALL FOR PAPERS

ON NEARNESS, ORDER, AND THINGS:
COLLECTING AND MATERIAL CULTURE 1400 TO TODAY
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Sidney Studies: New Circles, New Voices (51st Annual Congress on Medieval Studies: May 12-15, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
International Sidney Society
contact email: 
nandraperry@tamu.edu

Sponsored by the International Sidney Society, "New Circles, New Voices" invites dialogue between established and emerging Sidneian scholars.

Sideian Poetics: Making Sense (51st Annual Congress on Medieval Studies: May 12-15, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
International Sidney Society
contact email: 
nandraperry@tamu.edu

Sponsored by the International Sidney society, "Sidneian Poetics: Making Sense" invites attention to the role of bodies and bodily sensation in Sidneian poetics, ethics, and epistemologies.

Sidneian Networks: Medieval to Post-Modern (51st Annual Congress on Medieval Studies: May 12-15, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
International Sidney Society
contact email: 
nandraperry@tamu.edu

Sponsored by the International Sidney Society, this conference session seeks to expand the traditional circumference of the "Sidney Circle" centered on the literary legacies of Philip and Mary Sidney.

Dance in Literature | Literature as Dance - registration open - Thursday 10th September 2015, London

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Lynsey McCulloch (Coventry University)
contact email: 
lynsey.mcculloch@coventry.ac.uk

Coventry University is running a small, one-day working symposium next month in London on the subject of dance and literature. It will include short talks, activities and networking.

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

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Sigma Tau Delta’s Far Western Regional Conference
contact email: 
perspectives.abstracts@gmail.com

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton
Will be held on the campus of California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Abstracts due October 10th

New Technologies for Medieval and Renaissance Italy, March 17–20, 2016 (47th NEMLA Convention) Hartford Connecticut

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
gspani@holycross.edu

This roundtable on digital humanities and computer-assisted technology welcomes proposals dealing not only with the most famous figures of the times but also with chronicles, religious works, illumina

CFP on SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE. Conference 22-25 March 2016 in Seattle, WA.

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Curley, Area Chair, Sea Literature, History & Culture, Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
contact email: 
curleys@tamug.edu

DEADLINE for submission: 1 Oct. 2015.

For the joint national conference (22-25 March 2016 in Seattle, WA) of the Popular Culture & American Culture Associations (PCA/ACA).

UC Berkeley Comp Lit Undergrad Journal ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS for Fall 2015 Issue {DEADLINE: September 18, 2015}

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UC Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal
contact email: 
berkeleycluj@gmail.com

Professors, graduate students, and administrators: Please share this upcoming publication opportunity with your undergraduates.

Interactions CFP 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Ege University, Depts. of British and American Studies
contact email: 
sebnemtoplu@hotmail.com

INTERACTIONS
Journal

Annual deadline : October 15

ICLA 2016 - CFP: Theory in Love (group session 17327)

full name / name of organization: 
Brendon Wocke
contact email: 
brendon.wocke@gmail.com

This panel concerns theory speaking in terms of love, seeking to establish the relationship between “ l’âmour” and theory.

Seminar: Defining Nature

full name / name of organization: 
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
contact email: 
medievalcolloquium@sewanee.edu

Nature, according to the critic Raymond Williams, is quite possibly “the most complex word in the language.” This seminar explores how these complexities were imagined by late medieval writers and artists, those who set out, alternately, to define, describe, or (in some cases) defend nature.

Shakespeare Across The Divide: Early Modern Symposium - February 15-16, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Florida International University and The Betsy
contact email: 
vdickson@fiu.edu

Shakespeare Across the Divide is the inaugural early modern studies symposium hosted by the acclaimed Betsy Hotel in South Beach, Florida.

Perspectives from the Margins: Reexamining Movements, Figures, and Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta's Far Western Regional Conference
contact email: 
perspectives.abstracts@gmail.com

Sigma Tau Delta Far Western Regional Conference
November 13th-14th, 2015
Organized by the Sigma Tau Delta chapter at California State University, Fullerton

[UPDATE] Call for Papers -- "Embracing the Other" (a seminar at the ICLA, Vienna, July 2016) Submission Deadline, Aug. 31, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
International Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
rkostova@jsu.edu ; pschweit@su.edu

In the past two decades, universities, professional organizations, and businesses around the western world have placed a great emphasis on celebrating diversity on their grounds, welcoming members, st

(UPDATE) CFP: Literature and Censorship (Deadline Sep 30, 2015)

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Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry (Vol 2 Issue 2)
contact email: 
editors@sanglap-journal.in

India is one of the few countries in the world to have a film censor board.

[ACLA 2016] Liquidly Queer: Fluids That Matter

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
cy295@cornell.edu; jrow@bu.edu

Slick, lubed, squirting, dry: bodies, fluids and the act of sex have long been sensually, erotically intertwined. But what would it look like to move from a poetics to a queer politics of fluids?

Kalmazoo 2016 – Perspectives on Henry Suso's Work on the 650th Anniversary of his Death

full name / name of organization: 
ICMS
contact email: 
iksnezor@gmail.com

The Bloody Stylus, the Mangled Doormat, and the Blossoming Rose: Perspectives on Henry Suso's Work on the 650th Anniversary of his Death

Kalmazoo 2016 – Roundtable: Teaching the Low Countries in Translation: Medieval Multilingualism and the Modern Classroom

full name / name of organization: 
ICMS
contact email: 
iksnezor@gmail.com

We invite submissions for this roundtable, which will consist of four to six short presentations followed by an open discussion.

[UPDATE] Public Intellectuals Lecture Series (Fall 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Carleton University
contact email: 
andrew.mark.connolly@gmail.com

DEADLINE EXTENDED: August 18

Hell Studies: Presenting and Representing Hell (ICMS Kalamazoo 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Societas Daemonetica
contact email: 
burleyr@bc.edu

The Societas Daemonetica is accepting proposals for fifteen- to twenty-minute papers for the Hell Studies session Presenting and Representing Hell, to be held at the International Congress on Medieval

[Update] Chronicles and Grimoires: The Occult as Political Commentary

full name / name of organization: 
ICMS Kalamazoo 2016
contact email: 
dominique.hoche@westliberty.edu

Whether seen in signs and portents, or read in grimoires or magic books, the occult in the premodern world is both marveled at and feared.

Medievalism in Popular Culture, PCA/ACA, March 21-25, 2016, Seattle: Proposals Due 10/1/15

full name / name of organization: 
PCA/ACA 2016 National Conference
contact email: 
cfrancis@bloomu.edu

PCA/ACA 2016 National Conference
March 21st - 25th, 2016 – Seattle, Washington

Shakespeare's Italy (abstract due Sept. 30)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackie.cameron@gmail.com

This panel seeks participants interested in exploring the complex and multi-faceted relationship between Shakespeare and Italy.

Childhood/Innocence in Victorian Medievalism. The 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12-15, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
The 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12-15, 2016
contact email: 
Daniel.Najork@asu.edu

Though Victorian interest in the Middle Ages has been well-documented, the particular motivations for that interest deserve fuller attention.

CFP: CCLA Congress 2016—Engaging Communities Comparatively 28-30 May, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
cclacongress2016@gmail.com

CFP: Congress 2016—Engaging Communities Comparatively

Labyrinth as Paradigm in Late Medieval and Early Modern Cultures (ACLA 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
Victor Sierra Matute
contact email: 
vics@sas.upenn.edu

The opening session of La métaphore du labyrinthe, an interdisciplinary seminar organized by Roland Barthes during 1978 and 1979, reached two principal conclusions: first, that despite the apparent c

Animals, Animality, and National Identity (ACLA 3/17-3/20/2016; due 9/23/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kchez@bmcc.cuny.edu

This seminar will explore how national identities have been forged through the manipulation and deployment of animals and animality. How have animals, and ideas associated with such animals, been used to construct imagined communities? How have these constructions helped to strengthen or weaken national borders? How have assertions of imagined community, as expressed via relations with animals, overlapped with racial/ethnic identities?

In naming both animals and animality, I allude to the intersection of material practices with the representational appropriation of ideas and values of certain animals, which together forged the affective ties of groups or nations. The seminar also hopes to pursue issues surrounding the internal production of national identities by citizens and residents, as well as tensions arising when “outsiders” attempt to challenge, co-op, or otherwise influence these identities.

Call for papers and creative writing August 31, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
the quint: an interdisciplinary journal from the north
contact email: 
smatheson

The quint’s twenty eigth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and r

The Reception of Geoffrey of Monmouth in Medieval and Early Modern Britain, ICMS Kalamazoo 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Victoria Shirley, Cardiff University
contact email: 
shirleyve@cardiff.ac.uk

Geoffrey of Monmouth's 'Historia regum Britanniae' was one of the most popular versions of insular ‘British’ history in the medieval and early modern Britain.

Narratives of Forgetting and the Forgetting of Narratives - ICMS Kalamazoo 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Rutgers Program in Medieval Studies
contact email: 
danielle.bradley@rutgers.edu

Working forward from Mary Carruthers’ foundational work on the construction of memory structures, this panel seeks to understand medieval priorities of what to remember and what to forget.

CFP: Romance in Medieval Britain Conference 17th-19th August, 2016, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

full name / name of organization: 
Romance in Medieval Britain Biennial conference
contact email: 
robert.rouse@ubc.ca

CFP: Romance in Medieval Britain Conference
17th-19th August, 2016
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

New Perspectives on Catherine of Siena and her Contemporaries – ICMS May 2016, Kalamazoo

full name / name of organization: 
Vernacular Devotional Cultures Group
contact email: 
Catherine Annette Grisé: grisec@mcmaster.ca

New Perspectives on Catherine of Siena and her Contemporaries

[UPDATE] Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation (Nov 19-20, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
words.unofficial.uchicago@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS: UPDATE

Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation
University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
November 19-20, 2015

The Gender-Free Being, Kalamazoo ICMS 12-15 May 2016 SMFS Sponsored Session

full name / name of organization: 
Dorothy Kim, Associate Professor of English at Vassar College / Phoebe C. Linton, University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
dokim@vassar.edu / phoebe.linton@ed.ac.uk

One of the SMFS sponsored series, this session on ‘The Gender-Free Being’ invites papers to consider portrayals of characters in medieval history, literature and art of any period or language that explore the extent to which an individual’s identity is distinct from their socially gendered, or sexual being.

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