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"Hearing and Speaking the Middle Ages: Orality and Aurality in Performance and Text" 27-29 March 2015

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:52am
Indiana University Medieval Studies Institute

Oral practice was a widespread mode of cultural consumption in the Middle Ages. From troubadour chansonniers, to the itinerant Japanese biwa hôshi and court poets like the Anglo-Saxon scopas, to the carnivalesque festivals of the Feast of Fools, speech and song illuminated the public and private lives of men and women throughout the medieval world. Even in the highly literate codicological culture of scriptoria, hearing and recitation were indispensable tools for understanding and producing the manuscripts we study today.

The symposium would like to pose a broad range of possible topics on the social, political, ethical, and aesthetic purposes of oral culture and its contexts.

"Madness: Sacred and Profane", (23-24 October 2015)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 4:02am
National Taiwan University

The Ninth International Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies

23-24 October 2015
National Taiwan University (Taipei, Taiwan)

Call for Papers

Madness: Sacred and Profane

LEFTovers: What's L/left of Literature and Critical Theory in the 21st Century?

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 3:25pm
University of Michigan

LEFTovers: What's L/left of Literature and Critical Theory in the 21st Century?

Call for Papers
Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF)
A Graduate Conference
March 13-14, 2015
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor; Department of Comparative Literature

Keynote Address by Susan Buck-Morss (Distinguished Professor of Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center; Professor Emeritus, Department of Government, Cornell University)

*UPDATE* Culture and Environment- University of Akron 2015 Regional Conference

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 10:19am
Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars (SAGES)

SAGES Third Annual Interdisciplinary Student Conference
The University of Akron
Student Union
March 5, 2015

The Society of Akron Graduate English Scholars is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on March 5, 2015. We welcome creative writers and scholars from various disciplines to discuss the theme, "Culture and Environment." This free conference is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.

We invite scholarship and reflection addressing one or more elements of culture and environment, while simultaneously exploring the relationship(s) between these forces.

Passages: Graduate Student Conference Feb 21, Submissions Due Dec 31

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 3:35pm
Georgetown University English Graduate Student Association


The 4th Annual English Graduate Student Association Conference
Georgetown University
February 21, 2015
Keynote address by Jed Esty, PhD

Deadline for Proposals: December 31st, 2014

The middle passage, the passage of time, a secret passage. Passing as straight, the passing of a loved one, just passing through. Passages and acts of passing often involve movement and transformations that cross — and sometimes blur — traditional boundaries of place, time, identity, or perspective. This conference will explore how and why passages and passing occur, what they entail, and why they matter.

Call for Undergraduate Papers in the Humanities Fields

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 11:58am
Valley Humanities Review

The Valley Humanities Review publishes the best undergraduate research in the humanities. We accept national and international submissions, and our December 15 deadline is approaching.

[UPDATE] Apollon Undergraduate Humanities Ejournal - Extended Deadline (12/7)

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 11:51am
Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit the fifth issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.

Student submissions deadline is December 7, 2014. Interested faculty should contact us by December 7, 2014 as well.

Reflections on the Sexcentenary of Syon Abbey: Reading, Devotion and Reform

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 9:17am
Brandon Alakas and Stephanie Morley - Canadian Society of Medievalists

Founded in 1415 by Henry V, the Brigittine community at Syon Abbey had been since its inception a centre for orthodox reform. During the fifteenth century, Syon served as a model for other religious orders which sought a return to the stricter observance of previous centuries. By the time of the community's expulsion in 1539, Syon had established its reputation as a prolific and vital source of vernacular devotional texts for religious and lay readers alike. Facilitating Syon's promotion of orthodoxy, the Additions to the abbey's rule press on the significance of books for the brothers and sisters of the order and underscore the intellectual and literary character of the institution.

CFP AAIS 2015:The Essay as Genre

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 9:37pm
Johanna Rossi Wagner

CFP American Association for Italian Studies 2015

The Essay as Genre

Despite the numerous exegeses in defense of the form from Lukács to Bakhtin, the essay remains a peripheral form of cultural production. Often praised as knowledge in-progress, the essay is experimental and variable ranging in scope from highly personal prose to timely political photography and film. Though the essay remains central to academic and theoretical discourse, it is often a space of anti-scholasticism and political transgression considered supplementary to traditional narratives.

Approaching the Anthropocene: Perspectives from the Humanities and Fine Arts Thursday-Friday, May 7-8, 2015 Abstract deadline:

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 5:03pm
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB

Scientists have declared that we are in living in the Anthropocene, an age in which human behavior and actions are massively altering the ecosystems of the earth. Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen claims that whereas humans once saw themselves as "rebels against a superpower we call 'Nature,'" now "we are taking control of Nature's realm, from climate to DNA. We humans are becoming the dominant force for change on Earth."