Proposed special session - MLA 2015. How do late medieval English narratives frame cultural memory? From the great famines at the beginning of the fourteenth century to the ongoing Hundred Years War, the twilight of the Middle Ages in England contains many memorable events itself, yet poets and writers during this period also draw on a fantasized English past - Arthurian legend - and the common trope of translatio imperii. Additionally, authors cite the authority of past auctors to validate their own work. As Larry Scanlon has noted, "Authority, then, is an enabling past reproduced in the present" (Narrative, Authority, and Power 38).
Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies – Call for Papers
Special Issue: "Disability and Blood"
Guest Editors: Michael Davidson (UCSD) and Sören Fröhlich (UCSD)
Sanglap is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal of literary and cultural studies published bi-annually (June and December). The theme for the inaugural issue is Terror and the Literary. Submissions (6,000 words excluding notes and references) must adhere to the MLA stylesheet, latest edition and be sent as MS Word Doc to the email address provided.
For all the details, please log on to the official website of Sanglap.
Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa University in Belgrade) will proudly host its Third International Conference, focused on the theme
Culture in the Mirror of Language and Literature
May 24 and 25
Within the scope of this theme and with your presence and collaboration, we shall attempt to address and analyze from various perspectives the issues such as:
• Description and reconstruction of the linguistic image of the world
• Ethnocultural concepts in language and literary text
• The problems of lexis and phraseology translation with the dominant cultural component
• Literary genres and systems of versification in national literatures
The London Medieval Graduate Network welcomes submissions for research papers on "Flaws" for its 2014 annual conference, hosted by UCL. This interdisciplinary conference examines how deliberate or mistaken defects, errors, limitations and imperfections have been perceived across the medieval period.
Research Scholar: An International Refereed e-Journal of Literary Explorations (ISSN: 2320-6101 )
Call for Papers
I am glad to inform you that Authentic, scholarly and unpublished research articles, essays, short story, poetry, book review, interviews of English Literature are invited from scholars/ faculty/ researchers/ writers/ professors from all over the world for Research Scholar – An International Refereed Journal on Literary Explorations (ISSN: 2320-6101).
Last date of Submission: - 4th May 2014
This roundtable will discuss ways in which gender interacts with or impacts the collection, preservation, or very existence of archives and archival materials, broadly understood.
We encourage submissions from scholars working in all historical periods, those involved in Digital Humanities projects, or those who work with more unusual archives. Presenters will be given 8 minutes each.
"Theatre Between Tradition and Contemporaneity" is the annual professional multidisciplinary conference researching the Bridge between Tradition and Contemporaneity in performing arts.
The conference programme brings together performers, practising performing arts academics and artists from different countries and various disciplines - theatre, dance, music, visual and multimedia art, arts administration, fundraising for arts and culture.
The Hagiography Society invites scholars to submit proposals for sponsored sessions at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference in New Orleans in October 2014.
If you are interested in proposing a paper or panel related to sanctity or virtue traditions, please contact Alison Frazier, President of the Hagiography Society (email@example.com).
About the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC):
The Midwest Modern Language Associate invites proposals for the 2014 conference, which will take place in Detroit, MI, November 13-16, 2014. Although papers are accepted on any topic, we welcome participants to consider this year's theme, "The Lives of Cities," as a rich field of inquiry. Proposals may be for individual papers, for Special Sessions focused on the conference theme, or for complete panels that do not necessarily tie to the conference theme; there are also a number of Permanent Sessions, whose specific CFPs continue to be updated on the MMLA website. See http://www.luc.edu/mmla/callforpapers.html for more details.
This session proposes to explore and discuss science fiction by French and Francophone women authors, through all issues present in texts (novels or short stories): hybrid bodies, network connections, environmental issues, political systems, cloning, gender relations, and much more.
Deadline: MARCH 15, 2014
"I'm sick of Flannery O'Connor." With this opening line, Randy Boyagoda intrigued numerous readers in his response to Paul Elie's 2012 New York Times article entitled, "Has Fiction Lost Its Faith?"
Boyagoda will be the keynote speaker, and this conference aims to continue the discussion which Elie, Boyagoda, Gioia, and Wolfe have perpetuated. Papers will be considered from a variety of disciplines and fields but should pursue questions regarding the intersection of faith and literature.
Call for Papers: American Folklore Society (Medieval and Early Modern Folklore Section)
Santa Fe, New Mexico November 5-8
Abstracts due Mar. 26, 2014
I invite all interested scholars to propose papers for panels sponsored by the Medieval and Early Modern Folklore section of the American Folklore Society, to be presented at the Annual Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico (Nov. 5–8, 2014). We are organizing two panels at this year's meeting:
FORUM JOURNAL ISSUE 18: CLICHÉ
Our guest contributor, Jakob Norberg of Duke University and Volkswagen Stiftung Fellow has offered his article in advance for circulation. An abstract can be found on our website at http://www.forumjournal.org/announcement/view/30. If you would like to read his forthcoming paper and submit an article in response, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
40th Annual Conference of the SCLA to be held October 10-12, 2014, at Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL)
Keynote Speaker: Wayne Koestenbaum (Distingushed Professor, Graduate Center, City University of New York, author of My 1980s & Other Essays, Humiliation, The Queen's Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire, and other works)