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 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.
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."
Misfits: Children with a Twist
**KEYNOTE SPEAKER JAMES P. GEE**
Come see one of the foremost names in literacy studies and discourse analysis (James P. Gee, of course!) while thawing out in the warm desert sun.
Conference date: February 6th & 7th, 2015
Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2014
Our theme for the 2015 interdisciplinary SWES conference is "Transitions" and what that means to the disciplines we work in - across English, the Humanities, Arts, Business, Politics, Sciences, Social spheres, and Technology. The concept is often relevant to scholars in many fields and especially to those whose work straddles the boundaries of one or more disciplines.
Keynote speaker: Sharon P. Holland, Professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Raising the Dead: Reading of Death and (Black) Subjectitivity (2000) and, most recently, The Erotic Life of Racism (2012).
The editors of ANGLICA: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES, an online peer-reviewed annual journal under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, invite submissions for volume 24/1 devoted to all aspects of Anglophone literature and culture.
The suggested maximum length of the paper is 15 pages, including the reference section and notes. The article should be preceded by an abstract of approximately 100 words. The deadline for proposals is 31 January 2015.
Contributors are asked to follow the style-sheet for Anglica available on our website: http://www.anglica.ia.uw.edu.pl/
Call for Papers: Travel and Conflict in the Medieval and Early Modern World
Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) Aberystwyth-Bangor
Biennial conference, 3rd-5th September 2015, Bangor University
Michal Biran (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Daniel Carey (National University of Ireland, Galway)
Judith Jesch (University of Nottingham)
Digital Material conference
National University of Ireland, Galway
21-22 May 2015
Plenary speakers: Jerome McGann & Matthew G. Kirschenbaum
Digital Material is a conference that considers the intersections of digital and material cultures in the humanities. How has the long history of studying material objects prepared us for understanding digital culture? To what degree does materiality inflect and inform our encounters with the digital?
UNC Charlotte's English Graduate Student Association
15th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Saturday, January 24, 2015
The Student Union, UNC Charlotte
The EGSA of UNC Charlotte welcomes original papers, readings, panels, and presentations – both scholarly and creative – on the subject of conflicts and resolutions. We invite explorations of the transition from conflict to resolution, specifically the process by which this occurs, as well as studies of conflicts that have yet to reach a resolution. This theme can provide a rich diversity of topics and discussions from a variety of fields and disciplines.
The following broad questions may be considered: